Reimagining the Nation: Gendered Images of Italy and the Italo‐Turkish War of 1911–12

TitleReimagining the Nation: Gendered Images of Italy and the Italo‐Turkish War of 1911–12
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsIlluzzi, Jennifer
JournalGender & History
Volume30
Issue2
Pagination423 - 441
Date Published07/2018
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This article examines the Italo-Turkish war as a response to international imaginings of Italy as effeminate and submissive. The Italo-Turkish war of 1911–12, only fifty years after the unification of Italy, marked a clear attempt by the Italian elite to shift the international image of Italy. They sought to change the trope of weakness that stalked Italy in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to a more masculine, virile story of Italy as a great power. This essay employs images, published sources, soldiers’ letters, archival sources from Generals Ameglio and Brusati and the periodical collection on the war from the Hamburg Kolonialinstitut, to illustrate the deeply gendered aspects of Italy’s war against the late Ottoman Empire. (ResearchGate)

URLhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1468-0424.12362
Short TitleGender & History
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