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The Resource The historic imaginary : politics of history in Fascist Italy, Claudio Fogu

The historic imaginary : politics of history in Fascist Italy, Claudio Fogu

Label
The historic imaginary : politics of history in Fascist Italy
Title
The historic imaginary
Title remainder
politics of history in Fascist Italy
Statement of responsibility
Claudio Fogu
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Focusing on both ritual and mass-visual representations of history in 1920s and 1930s Italy, The Historic Imaginary unveils how Italian Fascism sought to institutionalize a modernist culture of history. The study takes a new historicist and microhistorical approach to cultural-intellectual history, integrating theoretical tools of analysis acquired from visual-cultural studies, art history, linguistics, and reception theory in a sophisticated examination of visual modes of historical representation - from commemorations to monuments to exhibitions and mass-media spanning the entire period of the Italian-fascist regime. Claudio Fogu argues that the fascist historic imaginary was intellectually rooted in the actualist philosophy of history elaborated by Giovanni Gentile, culturally grounded in Latin-Catholic rhetorical codes, and aimed at overcoming both Marxist and liberal conceptions of the relationship between historical agency, representation, and consciousness. The book further proposes that this modernist vision of history was a core element of fascist ideology, encapsulated by the famous Mussolinian motto that "fascism makes history rather than writing it," and that its institutionalization constituted a key point of intersection between the fascist aesthetization and sacralization of politics. The author finally claims that his study of fascist historic culture opens the way to an understanding and re-evaluation of the historical relationship between the modernist critique of historical consciousness and the rise of post-modernist forms of temporality
Member of
Cataloging source
CaOONL
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1963-
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Fogu, Claudio
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Toronto Italian studies
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  • Fascism and culture
  • Fascism
  • Fascism
  • Italy
  • Fascisme et culture
  • Fascisme
  • Fascisme
  • Italie
  • HISTORY
  • Fascism
  • Fascism and culture
  • Fascism
  • Historiography
  • Italy
  • Fascisme
  • Historisch besef
  • Beeldcultuur
  • Modernisme (cultuur)
Label
The historic imaginary : politics of history in Fascist Italy, Claudio Fogu
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- History belongs to the present -- Il Duce Taumaturgo -- Historical spectacle -- The historic imaginary and the mass media -- The contest of exhibitions -- Fascist historic culture
Control code
ocn244767948
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 267 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442681446
Lccn
2004270180
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt53pp1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244767948
Label
The historic imaginary : politics of history in Fascist Italy, Claudio Fogu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- History belongs to the present -- Il Duce Taumaturgo -- Historical spectacle -- The historic imaginary and the mass media -- The contest of exhibitions -- Fascist historic culture
Control code
ocn244767948
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 267 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442681446
Lccn
2004270180
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt53pp1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244767948

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