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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford .
Written in English


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ISBN 100198207557

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About Elena Ferrante Elena Ferrante is the author of The Days of Abandonment (Europa, ), which was made into a film directed by Roberto Faenza, Troubling Love (Europa, ), adapted by Mario Martone, and The Lost Daughter (Europa, ), soon to be a film directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal. She is also the author of Frantumaglia: A Writer’s Journey (Europa, ) in which she recounts her.   Naples and Napoleon rewrites the history of Italy in the age of the European revolutions from the perspective of the South. In contrast to later images of southern backwardness and immobility, Davis portrays the South as a precocious theatre for political and economic upheavals that sooner or later would challenge the survival of all the pre-Unification states/5(7). The book's central themes are posed by the period of French rule from to , when southern Italy was the Mediterranean frontier of Napoleon's continental empire. The tensions between Naples and Paris made this an important chapter in the history ofthat empire and revealed the deeper contradictions on which it was founded. Napoleon's poisoned relationship with Madame de Stael and his brother Joseph's attempts to rule in Naples were particularly interesting tidbits that stuck with me, as was an extended character study of Napoleon's ally/arch-enemy Tsar/5.

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