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Naples in the eighteenth century : the birth and death of a nation state /
edited by Girolamo Imbruglia.
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Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
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ix, 204 p.
ISBN
0521631661
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Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
isbn
0521631661
catalogue key
4053910
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"...a useful update on scholarship in a variety of intellectual and creative fields in Naples in the eighteenth century...Naples in the Eighteenth Century is to be commended for drawing together work in highly distinct fields...which originated in the same city and century and in such a way as to be of interest to scholars not only of the Enlightenment, but also of European history." Canadian Journal of History
"a welcome addition to the material available in English on the history of the Italian South." Jrnl of Interdisciplinary History
'Girolamo Imbruglia's edited collection of essays is the most comprehensive synthesis of current research on eighteenth-century Naples available in English.' Modern Italy
"this book is welcome...The book also contains a useful bibliography...The book is a valuable source on the Neapolitan state, society, and culture during the Age of Enlightenment. It will be particularly useful to students interested in this period in general and in Italy in particular." The International History Review Dec 2001
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This collection of original essays addresses a range of issues in the Naples political and cultural history, and demonstrates the city's importance in shaping the modern, enlightened culture of Europe.
Description for Bookstore
This volume of essays offers a series of insights into the 'age of the Enlightenment', not only in Italy but throughout Europe. In its political reforms, Naples was influenced by European culture. However, Naples also exercised a strong influence upon European culture and helped shape modern, enlightened European culture.
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This volume of essays offers a series of new insights into the 'age of the Enlightenment', not only in Italy but throughout Europe. In its political reforms, intended to attack feudalism and the Church and to modernise the economic and judicial systems, Naples was influenced by European culture. But Naples also exercised a strong influence upon European culture: the discovery of Pompeii and Herculanum, and the musical culture of the city, had great importance in shaping the modern, enlightened culture of Europe.
Main Description
In 1734 the kingdom of Naples became an independent monarchy, but in 1799 a Jacobin revolution transformed it briefly into a republic. In these few but intense decades of independence all the great problems of the age of the Enlightenment became apparent: attacks on feudalism and on the power of the Catholic Church, the struggle for a modern economy, and aspirations to change the administrative machinery and the judicial system. Yet Naples was also the city visited by Winckelmann and Goethe, the city of Sir William Hamilton, of the study of Pompeii and Herculanum, and of the greatest musicians of the age. This collection of original essays addresses a range of issues in the city's political and cultural history, and demonstrates the city's importance in shaping the modern, enlightened culture of Europe.
Main Description
This volume of essays offers a series of new insights into the "age of the Enlightenment," not only in Italy but throughout Europe. In its political reforms, intended to attack feudalism and the Church and to modernize the economic and judicial systems, Naples was influenced by European culture. But Naples also exercised a strong influence on European culture: the discovery of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the musical culture of the city, had great importance in shaping the modern, enlightened culture of Europe.
Table of Contents
List of abbreviations
Introduction Girolamo Imbruglia
The capital and the provinces Maria Grazia Maiorini
The court: power relations and forms of social life Giovanni Montroni
The arrogance of the market: the economy of the kingdom between the Mediterranean and Europe Biagio Salvemini
Enlightenment in eighteenth-century Naples Girolamo Imbruglia
The feudal question, judicial systems and the Enlightenment Anna Maria Rao
Intellectuals and academies Elvira Chiosi
Music and Enlightenment Renato Di Benedetto
Antiquarian studies in Naples at the end of the eighteenth century From comparative archaeology to comparative religion Alain Schnapp
How not to finish a revolution Antonino De Francesco
Bibliography
Index of names
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