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The Leopard - Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

This is one of those books that has been sitting on my shelves waiting to be read for years.  It’s been there so long I don’t even remember when or why I bought it. 301 altre parole

As an Italian I say sorry to all the Jews: Italy was complicit in the Holocaust

The long history of Judaism neglects too many times a place, an amazing city called Ferrara, in Northern Italy: this place flourished during the XVI century under the dynasty of the Este and this allowed the development of the Romance epics of poets such as Ludovico Ariosto and Torquato Tasso and of modern astronomy with Nicolaus Copernicus. 598 altre parole


Myth, history and counter-history of the creation of an Italian national market

by Maria Stella Chiaruttini (European University Institute)

Risorgimento history and mythology have, from the very beginning, been a cornerstone of Italian nation building and are still informing public rhetoric and education. 864 altre parole

Financial History

Reminder - Il gattopardo will turn 60

As part of a week of events marking the 60th anniversary of the publication of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s Il gattopardo (1958, The Leopard 1960) a symposium, … 222 altre parole

Culture And Society

'Viva VERDI' - Verdi and the Italian Risorgimento

The Teatro alla Scala – or La Scala – in Milan, is widely considered to be the most prestigious opera house in the world. Over the 239 years of its history, La Scala has hosted the premieres of many famous operas. 768 altre parole


Annals of Universal Statistics

When visiting the highly interesting Museo del Risorgimento in Milano last week, I came across the following item:stating that some Italian intellectuals started publishing the… 43 altre parole


The Perfect Anthem

There is one thing that characterizes Italian summers more than the heat, that this year, let me tell you, has reached unimaginable, long-lasting pitches:  the broadcasting of Empress Sissi’s saga on tv. 967 altre parole

History And Society