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  • Stefania Buccini
  • The Americas in Italian Literature and Culture, 1700-1825 
     

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    Lieferstatus:   i.d.R. innert 5-10 Tagen versandfertig
    Veröffentlichung:  2008  
    Genre:  Sprache 
    ISBN:  9780271027784 
    EAN-Code: 
    9780271027784 
    Verlag:  Pennsylvania State University Press 
    Einband:  Kartoniert  
    Sprache:  English  
    Dimensionen:  H 229 mm / B 152 mm / D 14 mm 
    Gewicht:  364 gr 
    Seiten:  244 
    Zus. Info:  Paperback 
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    An analysis of the perception of the New World in Italian literature and culture of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries."This study of the idea of America in the eighteenth century is a remarkably mature book that deals with the great themes of history and utopia, with the 'imaginaire' without ever abandoning the guidance of philology."-Paolo Cherchi, The University of Chicago"[A]n original contribution in a field already tilled by such prominent historians as Antonello Gerbi, Rosario Romeo, and Sergio Landucci."-Gustavo Costa, Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley "With her elegant, but firm and lucid prose, Buccini reconstructs this central intellectual debate of the Enlightenment. From Ludovico Antonio Muratori to Giambattista Vico, from Rousseau to Voltaire, from Goldoni to Pietro Chiari, the well-attained object of her exposition is to clarify the various, and at times, contradictory, terms of perception of the New World."-Francesco Guardiani, University of Toronto"Without a doubt an interesting book of discovery on all levels: discovery is its theme, but it also enabled me to discover areas of intellectual experience which were hitherto unknown to me."-Giuseppe F. Mazzotta, Yale UniversityThe curiosity with which Europeans approached the New World was reflected in the writings of Italian historians, missionaries, travelers, and explorers, who described with fascination the customs of the peoples they encountered in their travels. In this study Stefania Buccini examines the representation of the Americas in Italian literature during the Age of the Enlightenment.She begins by analyzing the motivations and circumstances behind the emergence of the myth of the "noblesavage." Eighteenth-century Italy had a strong orientation toward the more "advanced" American societies of the Incas and the Aztecs, and these pre-Colombian civilizations became the preferred myth, dissociated from any notion of wildness and easily compatible with illuministic canons of progress. However, a new America-revolutionary and democratic, animated by noble principles of liberty and equality-was soon formed, onto which the old Europe projected its dreams of renewal. As the New World came to be associated with the English colonies, Benjamin Franklin, scientist, writer of political and moral works, and founder of the new Republic, gained the stature of an illuministic myth in Italy. Buccini finds that the myths of the old and new Americas meshed and created a more complex image of the New World for the Italians.Stefania Buccini is Associate Professor of Italian at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She holds a Laurea in Letters from the Universit di Napoli.

      
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