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The Italian press in Egypt: Writing and Reading the Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism

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Duration: 0:23:40 | Added: 06 Apr 2016
Alessandra Marchi examines the italian political press in Alexandria (Egypt), mainly at the beginning of the XX century.

The Alexandrian cosmopolitanism can be studied through the prism of the Italian community and its representation in the national press circulating in Egypt, to illustrate some crucial interconnections between the press, literature, and political ideas, emerging from the work of some Italian-Alexandrian writers like Enrico Pea, Giuseppe Ungaretti, or Enrico Insabato and Leda Rafanelli. The aim of this paper is to show how the study of the Italian press of Egypt is fundamental to investigate the history of the relations between the two sides of the Mediterranean.

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