Mediterranean Diasporas: Politics and Ideas in the Long 19th by Maurizio Isabella, Konstantina Zanou

By Maurizio Isabella, Konstantina Zanou

Mediterranean Diasporas looks on the courting among displacement and the movement of principles inside and from the Mediterranean basin within the lengthy nineteenth century. In bringing jointly best historians engaged on Southern Europe, the Balkans, and the Ottoman Empire for the 1st time, it builds bridges throughout nationwide historiographies, increases a couple of comparative questions and unveils unexplored highbrow connections and ideological formulations.

The publication exhibits that during the so-called age of nationalism the assumption of the kingdom nation used to be on no account dominant, as displaced intellectuals and migrant groups built notions of double nationwide affiliations, imperial patriotism and liberal imperialism. via adopting the Mediterranean as a framework of research, the gathering deals a clean contribution to the turning out to be box of transnational and international highbrow historical past, revising the family tree of 19th-century nationalism and liberalism, and divulges new views at the highbrow dynamics of the age of revolutions.

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14 The historical approach was further bolstered by the inclusion of documents. As with other books of the same genre, Vaudoncourt’s volume included an appendix that reproduced several of the documents to which he had referred in his letters. The epistolary genre was not the only one used to transmit immediate first-hand accounts of the Spanish events. 15 Of course, many of the protagonists of the events would later in their lives – some posthumously – publish their complete memoirs, including accounts of their participation in the revolutions and their years of exile.

The Spanish Trienio loomed large in this imaginary, and its constitution was claimed as a model by liberals elsewhere in Europe. 34 In France, Britain, Germany and other European regions the political debate featured constant reflections on the Spanish model that were essential to the delimitation and refinement of political positions. 35 Solidarity was a paramount element in international liberalism. Constitutional Spain served as a haven for hundreds of Italian and French liberals persecuted in their home countries.

To the contrary, diasporic debates represented moments of exchange, convergence, mutual influence, but also disagreement and 16 MEDITERRANEAN DIASPORAS violent intellectual divergence, which resulted in new positions and contaminations. This collection therefore represents neither an attempt to write a history of the Mediterranean, as if to suggest that there were exceptional, or separate but uniform intellectual traits characteristic of the region as a whole, nor a desire to promote the existence of specific forms of ‘Mediterraneanism’, but rather a history in the Mediterranean and beyond.

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