Italia Romantica: English Romantics and Italian Freedom (New edition)

Italia Romantica: English Romantics and Italian Freedom (New edition)

By: Roderick Cavaliero (author)Paperback

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In the eyes of the English Romantics, Italy was not a nation but 'Italia', a place inhabited by the ancient. Theirs was a view shaped by the Grand Tour, which elevated ancient Roman culture to an artistic and historical ideal. In this vivid history of their love affair with Italy, Roderick Cavaliero presents a readable and strongly-etched cultural history. Through the eyes of Romantic travellers and poets such as Byron, Keats and Shelley, we see a fascinating picture of pre-unification Italy, struggling to recover after Napoleon and edging towards the Risorgimento.

About Author

Roderick Cavaliero is a writer and historian, author of Admiral Satan: The Life and Campaigns of the Bailli de Suffren, Independence of Brazil and Strangers in the Land: The Rise and Decline of the British Indian Empire (all I.B. Tauris) as well as Last of the Crusaders: The Knights of St John and Malta in the Eighteenth Century.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845114565
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781845114565
  • ISBN10: 1845114566
  • edition: New edition

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