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Ruins Past: Modernity in Italy, 1744-1836

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Format: Book- Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780729411714
ISBN-10: 0729411710
Author: Sabrina Ferri
Publication Date: 03-Dec-2015
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1. ‘The great fragments of antiquity’: ruins and recovery of the past in Giambattista Vico’s New science

2. ‘The ruined cities lie desolate’: natural catastrophe and historical change in eighteenth-century Italy

3. Time of nature, time of man: ruins and the materiality of the historical imagination

4. Melancholies of the modern: nature and history in the late eighteenth-century Picturesque

5. The ghostly ruins of Neoclassicism: Alessandro Verri’s Roman nights and the posthumous life of the ancient

6. The shipwrecks of time: Giacomo Leopardi’s poetics of ruins

Epilogue: a glance back



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