Darkest Italy

The Nation and Stereotypes of the Mezzogiorno, 1860–1900

  • Authors
  • John Dickie

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. John Dickie
    Pages 1-23
  3. John Dickie
    Pages 53-82
  4. John Dickie
    Pages 121-141
  5. John Dickie
    Pages 143-148
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 149-209

About this book


Stereotypical representations of the Mezzogiorno are a persistent feature of Italian culture at all levels. John Dickie analyzes these stereotypes in the post Unification period, when the Mezzogiornio was widely seen as barbaric, violent or irrational, an "Africa" on the European continent.


culture Europe France history identity nation national identity

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-42159-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-312-29952-1
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