The Development of Nationalism Reflected in the Literature of Italy, 1775-1825 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Development of Nationalism Reflected in the Literature of Italy, 1775-1825 The beginning of national consciousness in Italy is not found till the latter part of the eighteenth century. But to exclude the earlier part of the era as an important influence merely because the period had no definite mention of national consciousness would be really ignoring the true beginning. For the political, the social, and the economic reforms, the struggle with the Papacy, and the general de mandby the upperclasses for greater freedom were all essen tial parts of what would be the cry of the nineteenth cen tury. Without these things as a background it would have been impossible to arouse the people. To be a success a revolution must have the masses behind it, and unless they are partially educated, it is difficult to appeal to them. The advances made between 1700 - 1775 really began this education of the people. The reformers were not interested in unity nor in nationalism; very little mention is found of the former and the latter did not exist. But when the time did come they were ready. They were to make Italy. Yet before 1870-many things were to occur and many battles were to be fought before the dream could become a reality. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 152 x 229 x 16mm | 408g
- 12 Jan 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 21 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white