Arthur Weststeijn

Arthur Weststeijn is assistant professor in Italian history. He studies the relationship between politics and intellectual culture, especially in the Dutch Golden Age and modern Italy.

Italy as a Place of Experiment

Italy as a Place of Experiment

How Europe’s Most Beautiful Country Invented Modern Politics

(Prometheus, 2018)

Italy is often seen as lagging behind politically. The writers of this book turn this image upside down with the radical claim that whatever happens in Italian politics is prescient for the whole of Europe.

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