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dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Anne
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-13T13:17:50Z
dc.date.available2016-05-13T13:17:50Z
dc.date.issued2013-10-12
dc.identifier.citationAnne O'Connor (2012) 'Dante Alighieri from Absence to Stony Presence: Building Memories in Nineteenth-Century Florence'. Italian Studies, 67 (3):307-335.en_IE
dc.identifier.issn1748-6181
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/5791
dc.description.abstractThe Dante narrative is one of the key narratives of nineteenth-century Italy in the self-fashioning of Italian patriotism. This article looks at the ­momentum behind the project to commemorate Dante in Florence in the early decades of the nineteenth century; it also considers the effect of the outsider gaze on remedying the absence of reminders of the poet in the city; and the beginnings of the utilization of Dante for political and national purposes. It addresses the memorial cult of Dante within a proto-nationalist framework, a cult which was led by Italians, but to which awareness of foreign commentary made an important contribution. The project of raising a monument to Dante in Florence in the pre-unification period provides a case study for the close examination of many entangled concerns. An examination of monuments in the formative stages of the Risorgimento reveals their extreme potency and ability to provide concrete examples of how collective myths and memories are mapped onto a landscape. Furthermore, the monument to Dante in Santa Croce shows how politics, ideology and literature combined to bring the project to fruition and to contribute to the evolving nineteenth-century Dante narrative.en_IE
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dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofItalian Studiesen
dc.subjectDante Alighierien_IE
dc.subjectMonumenten_IE
dc.subjectRemembranceen_IE
dc.subjectFlorenceen_IE
dc.subjectNineteenth centuryen_IE
dc.subjectItalianen_IE
dc.titleDante Alighieri from absence to stony presence: building memories in nineteenth-century Florenceen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2016-05-13T10:41:10Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1179/0075163412Z.00000000022
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/0075163412Z.00000000022en_IE
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dc.local.contactAnne O'Connor, Dept. Of Italian, Room 333, Arts Millennium Building, Nui Galway. 3794 Email: anne.oconnor@nuigalway.ie
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