As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.
9:05 – Frankenstein published in 1818 – too early to be fin de siecle proper – but themes resonated with thinkers at the time. The story was held up as a warning against science and modernity gone too far without any consideration of potential consequences (which I would argue is a correct reading), but extended to be used as a lesson against why science shouldn’t be trusted at all, which I feel is a departure.
44:46 – The Italian City-State that had historically controlled Dalmatia, serving for the basis of Italy’s claim on the region, was the Republic of Venice. Venice held the region between 1420 and 1797, at which point it was captured by France; after the Napoleonic Wars it would be incorporated into the Austro-Hungarian Empire, to the chagrin of Italy.
47:34 – Dalmatia had been under Yugoslavia, which at the time went by the name “The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes”.
59:55 – Italy managed to field more than 5 million troops in the First World War.
2:14:21 – SA stood for Sturmabteilung, or “Storm Detachment”.