Italian Literature and Its Times

Italian Literature and Its Times

David Galens, Joyce Moss


"My Italy" chants a despairing Petrarch in a poem that he penned a few 500 years prior to Italy grew to become a unified country. Then the realm used to be only a selection of separate areas with a standard reminiscence. Resounding from Tuscany, his lament invoked a unmarried identify for the already long-disunited regions— Italia—an old appellation for territory that when shaped the center of the Roman Empire and that approximately corresponds to Italy this day. Remarkably, for 1400 years, from the autumn of the Roman Empire in 476 C.E. to unification in 1861, the areas remained separate but conceived parts of a countrywide id. primary to this success used to be a standard literary language in a land of a number of dialects.

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