Italophile

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Italophile

Someone who admires Italy, its culture, its language, or its people.
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Biemann's first chapter gives account of modern Jewish Italophilia as expressed in the works of numerous Jewish German thinkers and poets.
The ambitious last chapter, "Fragments of Desire," begins to trace the implications of Jewish Italophilia and statue love for ethics, theology, and philosophy, drawing centrally upon Hermann Cohen's Aesthetic of Pure Feeling (1912), as well as the thinking of Hegel, Dilthey, Rosenzweig, Buber, Arendt, Adorno, Levinas, Vasari, and others.
She turned on its head her compatriots' typical Italophilia, which celebrated Italy's timeless art but found the region's current residents repellent.
(19) By the second half of the sixteenth century, Italian had overtaken French as the prestige language to be acquired by the elites, due in no small part to Elizabeth's Italophilia. (20) None the less, although Italian was more prized culturally, French was still the means by which many people accessed foreign works of literature in the sixteenth century, as shown by Gabriel Harvey's claim that Cambridge students had 'deserted Thomas Acquinas and the whole rabblement of schoolmen for modern French and Italian works such as Commines and Machiavelli, Paradines, in French, Plutarche in Frenche, and I know not how many outlandish braverayes of the same stamp'.
The book explores several issues: how Italians living in Britain responded to Fascism, the relationship between Fascists in Britain and the British Right, and the implications of British Italophilia during the Fascist years.