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By Nathalie Hester

ISBN-10: 0754661946

ISBN-13: 9780754661948

this primary full-length examine in English on seventeenth-century Italian go back and forth writing enriches our knowing of an surprisingly fertile interval for Italian contributions to the style. The intrinsic traits of this literature can now be grasped by way of the bigger query of cultural identification in Italy. For Hester, the particularly literary features of Italian shuttle writing”including its humanism or Petrarchism”highlight the vintage eminence all through Europe of a prestigious culture inherent to Italy, one compensating then for the peninsula's loss of a countrywide political identification. Appeals to the cultural authority of that culture characterize a method of addressing and overcoming anxieties concerning the Italian subject's diasporic prestige throughout the "Golden Age" of ecu international colonial enlargement. Self-funded tourists Francesco Carletti, Pietro Della Valle, Francesco Belli, Francesco Negri, and Giovanni Francesco Gemelli Careri are the key authors studied who journeyed via Europe, the center East, Asia, and America.

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