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Dr Amy King

Dr Amy King

Dr Amy King

Senior Teaching Associate

Office 1.76 21 Woodland Rd
19 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 9841

Research summary

My PhD research examined secular martyrdom in 20th century Italy and into the present day. It used two case studies – the Primavalle Arson (1973), and the kidnap and assassination of Giacomo Matteotti (1924) – to examine the role of martyrdom in the construction of collective identity in Italy. Martyrs have played a key role in the construction of Italian national identity, especially in the wake of national violence, making these stories crucial for our understanding of how the nation and its subjects understand their history and identity. Using methodologies including oral history interviews, analysis of media discourse, observation of ...

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