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dc.contributor.authorDamyanovich, Michael 19:51:00 (GMT) 19:51:00 (GMT)
dc.descriptionThe Independent Studies program closed in 2016. This thesis was one of 25 accepted by Library for long-term preservation and presentation in UWSpace.en
dc.description.abstractThis essay will argue that Lord Byron manipulated historical sources on his fourteenth-century protagonist, Doge Faliero (died 1355), in order to write his historical drama, Marino Faliero: Doge of Venice (published 1821), as a piece of republican propaganda in support of Italy’s nation-building process (the Risorgimento), and that Algernon Swinburne’s rewrite of Byron’s drama, Marino Faliero (published 1885), perpetuated Byron’s manipulation of historical sources for the same purpose. This argument will proceed as follows: In writing his historical drama, Marino Faliero: Doge of Venice, Lord Byron covertly manipulated his supporting historical sources under the pretence of adhering to strict historicity. Byron did so in order to characterize Doge Faliero as a hero of Venetian Republicanism. In so doing, Byron dramatized the necessity of a people’s revolution in parallel visions of fourteenth- and early nineteenth-century Venice. Then, in rewriting Byron’s historical drama for late nineteenth-century Venice and post-unification Italy (after 1870), Algernon Swinburne developed Byron’s heroization of Faliero and updated the drama’s political representations. Swinburne did so in order to remodel Faliero after Giuseppe Mazzini (died 1872), the foremost Risorgimento leader of the effort to make the newly united Italy into a republic. Byron’s and Swinburne’s twin a-historic historical dramas about Doge Faliero served as republican propaganda throughout the Risorgimento, and they reflect more than a century of Venice’s major role therein.en
dc.publisherUniversity of Waterlooen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIS 410, Honours Thesis Phase Ien
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIS 420, Honours Thesis Phase IIen
dc.subjectAlgernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909)en
dc.subjectLord George Gordon Byron (1788-1824)en
dc.subjectMarino Faliero: Doge of Venice (1821)en
dc.titleByron and Swinburne: Propagandists of the Risorgimento - The Manipulation of Historical Sources in Twin Dramatizations of Doge Faliero and Venetian Republicanism in 19th Century Italyen
dc.typeBachelor Thesisen Studiesen Studiesen
uws-etd.degreeBachelor of Independent Studiesen
uws.contributor.advisorNorth, John
uws.contributor.advisorTolmie, Sarah
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Artsen

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