Annali dell'Istituto storico italo-germanico in Trento | Jahrbuch des italienisch-deutschen historischen Instituts in Trient, 40, 2014/1

Number: 40, 2014/1
Publisher: il Mulino - Duncker&Humblot
Place of publication: Bologna - Berlin
Year: 2014
Pages: 129


Price: € 25.00



Editoriale | pp. 5


  • Hartmut Böhme, La ricezione letteraria dell’incisione di Albrecht Dürer «Melencolia I»
    pp. 9-31
  • Ute Planert, Il «revenant». Il ritorno di Napoleone nella storia della cultura europea ai primi del XIX secolo
    pp. 35-57
  • Holger Afflerbach, Il «topos» della guerra improbabile in Europa prima del 1914
    pp. 61-88


  • C. Ferlan, Katrin Keller, Erzherzogin Maria von Innerösterreich (1551-1608). Zwischen Habsburg und Wittelsbach
    pp. 91-93
  • M.T. Fattori, Alexander Koller, Imperator und Pontifex. Forschungen zum Verhältnis von Kaiserhof und römischer Kurie im Zeitalter der Konfessionalisierung (1555-1648)
    pp. 93-97
  • É. Delivré, Rudolf Schlögl, Alter Glaube und moderne Welt. Europäisches Christentum im Umbruch 1750-1850
    pp. 97-100
  • L. Pozzi, Regina Wecker - Sabine Braunschweig - Gabriela Imboden - Hans-Jacob Ritter, Eugenik und Sexualität. Die Regulierung reproduktiven Verhaltens in der Schweiz, 1900-1960
    pp. 100-102
  • G. D'Ottavio, Friedrich Kießling, Die undeutschen. Eine ideengeschichtliche Archälogie der alten Bundersrepublik 1945-1972
    pp. 103-105
  • K. Occhi, Susanne Rau, Räume: Konzepte, Wahrnehmungen, Nutzungen
    pp. 106-108
  • M. Mondini, Patrick Ostermann - Claudia Müller - Karl Siegbert Rehberg (edd), Der Grenzraum als Erinnerungsort. Über den Wandel zu einer postnationalen Erinnerungskultur in Europa
    pp. 108-111
  • S.M. Schober, Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger, Rituale. Vom vormodernen Europa bis zur Gegenwart
    pp. 111-114
  • G. Bernardini, Lutz Raphael (ed), Theorien und Experimente der Moderne. Europas Gesellschaften im 20. Jahrundert
    pp. 114-117
  • V. Sebastiani, Sebastian Conrad, Globalgeschichte. Eine Einführung
    pp. 117-120


  • Attività convegnistica | pp. 123
  • Attività editoriale | pp. 127
  • Biblioteca | pp. 129
  • Autori | pp. 131


  • Holger Afflerbach, professore di Storia dell’Europa centrale presso l’Università di Leeds
  • Giovanni Bernardini, ricercatore FBK-ISIG
  • Hartmut Böhme, professore emerito presso la Alexander von Humboldt- Universität di Berlino
  • Gabriele D’Ottavio, ricercatore FBK-ISIG
  • Émilie Delivré, ricercatrice FBK-ISIG
  • Maria Teresa Fattori, ricercatrice presso la Fondazione per le scienze religiose Giovanni XXIII di Bologna
  • Claudio Ferlan, ricercatore FBK-ISIG
  • Marco Mondini, ricercatore FBK-ISIG
  • Katia Occhi, ricercatrice FBK-ISIG
  • Ute Planert, professoressa di Storia moderna presso l’Università di Wuppertal
  • Lucia Pozzi, cultrice della materia in Storia delle Chiese e del Cristianesimo presso l’Università di Bologna
  • Sarah-Maria Schober, dottoranda presso il Dipartimento di Storia dell’Università di Basilea
  • Valentina Sebastiani, ricercatrice presso il Dipartimento di Storia dell’Università di Basilea


Hartmut Böhme - La ricezione letteraria dell’incisione di Albrecht Dürer «Melencolia I»
Albrecht Dürer’s 1514 master engraving «Melencolia I» has attracted complex scholarship since the establishment of art history as an academic discipline. The wealth of historical contextual material and iconographic interpretations is inexhaustible. However, the reception of «Melencolia I» by artists—and since the eighteenth century—by literary figures is much older. This paper addresses the literary reception history in German Classicism and Romanticism as well as the engraving’s reception by English and French writers of the modern era and the avant-garde. For the 20th century, Gottfried Benn, Günter Grass, and Peter White will serve as examples. Here, as in all other testimonials of reception, it becomes comprehensible why the engraving’s semantic ability to connect allowed for historical updates that secure the vitality of the very old melancholy-tradition also for the self-positioning of the aesthetic and political modernity. 

Ute Planert - Il «revenant». Il ritorno di Napoleone nella storia della cultura europea ai primi del XIX secolo
«Scum of mankind», «monster» and «Satan incarnate»—the media battle accompanying the anti- Napoleonic wars 1813-1815 did not lack in attacks on the French emperor. However, the half-life of these attacks was limited. After the return of the monarchs to the thrones of Europe, not only Goethe asked himself if with the banishment of the Emperor, one tyrant had been replaced with many. Supported by his posthumous self-dramatization, Napoleon soon appeared as a Titan to the following generations, whose oversized features contrasted fi ercely with the small-mindedness of his conquerors. Veterans mourned the charismatic soldier emperor; freethinkers chose Napoleon as an icon of liberalism; for the poor, he stood for ideals of political equality; nationalists from Poland to Ireland saw a champion of national unity and freedom in Bonaparte; and many a freshly crowned regent on this and on the far side of the Atlantic was inspired by the authoritarian populism of the Napoleonic regime. The myth of the enraptured hero was as variable as the needs of his worshipers. 

Holger Afflerbach - Il «topos» della guerra improbabile in Europa prima del 1914
This article challenges the claim that prior to 1914 Europe was affl icted by a pervasive warmongering atmosphere. Yet, if the governments and the populations believed a war to be inevitable because of the arms race and the international tensions, they should have recognized the gravity of the situation and envisaged the outbreak of the confl ict immediately after the assassination of Sarajevo. However, as we will show here, this was not the case. In July 1914, Europe was in a holiday mood and, only after the Austrian ultimatum to Serbia, did the fear of a great war begin to spread. And even at the beginning of August 1914, many people still did not believe it would really happen. Instead of a universal belief in the inevitability of war, there was a downright dangerous trust in peace in Europe in the last few years before 1914. A major European war was considered suicidal and therefore held to be «unlikely»—and exactly this belief contributed to the outbreak of war in 1914.