Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

Il Modernismo in Italia E in Germania Nel Contesto Europeo. Atti Della L. Settimana Di Studio, Trento, 23-26 Ottobre 2007

Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

Il Modernismo in Italia E in Germania Nel Contesto Europeo. Atti Della L. Settimana Di Studio, Trento, 23-26 Ottobre 2007

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Il modernismo in Italia e in Germania nel contesto europeo. Atti della L settimana di studio, Trento, 23-26 ottobre 2007. Edited by Michele Nicoletti and Otto Weiss. [Annali dell'Istituto storico italo-germanico in Trento, Quaderni, 79] (Bologna: Società editrice il Mulino. 2010. Pp. 498. euro33,00 paperback. ISBN 978-8-815-13720-3.)

A distinct approach of this volume of papers is to explore possible crosslinks of modernism with other fields of scholarship. Some pertinent connections with developments of the period 1890-1930 are brought to light, often for the first time, in the contributions dealing with ecumenism (by Annibale Zambarbieri); feminism (by Vittorio Carrara and Roberta Fossati); canon law (by Carlo Fantappiè); secular historiography (by Franziska Metzger); "folkish" movements (by Uwe Puschner); Italian neo-idealist philosophy and politics (by Mauro Visentin and Rocco Cerrato); literature (by Paolo Marangon on Antonio Fogazzaro); university life in Germany (by Christopher Dowe); and pedagogy, through such figures as Maria Montessori (Fulvio De Giorgi). Fantappiè draws attention, for example, to the significant overlap in both period and personnel between the Vatican's campaign against modernism and the drafting of the 1917 Code of Canon Law. Weiss s unusually helpful introduction serves to direct the reader to other contributions of most interest to individual research interests.

The conference where these papers were originally presented was a "study week" that convened German and Italian scholars; the German papers have been translated into Italian for this publication. It took place one hundred years after some modernist figures consulted with each other in Molveno, near Trent, shortly after the antimodernist syllabus, Lamentabili, came out (July 3) and before Pascendi (September 8, 1907), as Michele Nicoletti discusses. …

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