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Romanità and nostalgia: Italian travel writing in Libya and Tunisia, 1905-1912

Agbamu, S. ORCID: (2021) Romanità and nostalgia: Italian travel writing in Libya and Tunisia, 1905-1912. CompLit. Journal of European Literature, Arts and Society, 2 (2). pp. 145-167. ISSN 2780-2523

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This article examines how Italian travel writings focused on Libya and Tunisia promoted an imperialist consensus before the invasion of Libya in 1911–1912. The texts of Domenico Tumiati and Enrico Corradini contributed to the project of expressing a new masculinity inspired by ancient Rome, or romanità. This project, at the dawn of colonial archeology in North Africa, required the digging of vestiges of Roman antiquity and the classical memory of the authors.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Humanities > Classics
ID Code:115984
Uncontrolled Keywords:Réception des classiques, Impérialisme, Afrique, Archéologie, Rome antique, Carthage, Nostalgie, Classical reception, Imperialism, Africa, Archaeology, Ancient Rome, Carthage, Nostalgia
Publisher:Classiques Garnier

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