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Nature and History in Modern Italy
edited by Marco Armiero and Marcus Hall
Ohio University Press, 2010
Cloth: 978-0-8214-1915-1 | eISBN: 978-0-8214-4347-7 | Paper: 978-0-8214-1916-8
Library of Congress Classification GE160.I8N38 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 304.20945

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Is Italy il bel paese—the beautiful country—where tourists spend their vacations looking for art, history, and scenery? Or is it a land whose beauty has been cursed by humanity’s greed and nature’s cruelty? The answer is largely a matter of narrative and the narrator’s vision of Italy. The fifteen essays in Nature and History in Modern Italy investigate that nation’s long experience in managing domes­ti­cated rather than wild natures and offer insight into these conflicting visions. Italians shaped their land in the most literal sense, producing the landscape, sculpting its heritage, embedding memory in nature, and rendering the two different visions insepar­able. The interplay of Italy’s rich human history and its dramatic natural diversity is a subject with broad appeal to a wide range of readers.



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