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0237-0243 Special Issue "Constructing Nationhood in Early Modern Rome", eds. Susanne Kubersky-Piredda and Tobias Daniels

0237-0243 Special Issue "Constructing Nationhood in Early Modern Rome", eds. Susanne Kubersky-Piredda and Tobias Daniels

In the Early Modern period, the concept of national identity differed greatly from the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century ideology of the nation state. The word natio defined a group of persons unified by common territorial origins and cultural markers such as language, habits, customs, traditions, and confessions. Like no other city in Europe, Rome, home of the papacy, destination of pilgrims, and metropolis of art, was a perpetual hub for foreigners and thus was an ideal laboratory for the formation of national identities and their representation on an international stage.