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Anya Ciccone

Research Interests

My research addresses nationalism, the history of political thought, the history of education, the revolutions of 1848, and aesthetic criticism. The dissertation is an examination of the Neapolitan Liberal movement in the early nineteenth century. The thesis will trace the movement's origins in the Neapolitan enlightenment, its presence in Naples' civic culture, and its impact on the Italian unification movement. Using legal and literary textbooks as well as daily periodicals, the thesis is a survey of the origins and impact of the civic culture of Naples during the early nineteenth century.