Challenging intellectual hierarchies. Hegel in Risorgimento political thought: an introduction: In memory of Gerardo Marotta

Fernanda Gallo, Axel Körner

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The introduction to this special issue rethinks Italy’s liberal tradition and nineteenth-century Italian political thought in transnational perspective, with particular focus on the role of Italian Hegelianism during the emergence of the modern Italian nation state. Starting from an attempt to recast the transnational dimension of the Risorgimento, this co-authored article relates existing studies of Italian Hegelianism to wider trends in intellectual history elsewhere in Europe. Introducing the different contributions to this special issue, our approach challenges notions of centre and periphery in the history of intellectual flows, and helps to free the history of the Risorgimento from self-incurred exceptionalism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-225
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Modern Italian Studies
Issue number2
Early online date24 Apr 2019
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2019


  • Hegel
  • intellectual history
  • Italy
  • Naples
  • political thought
  • Risorgimento
  • transnational history

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations

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