Biographies in Action. Lives of the Risorgimento and national mythologies

Author/s Massimo Baioni
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2019/106 Language Italian
Pages 11 P. 153-163 File size 104 KB
DOI 10.3280/PASS2019-106009
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The debate about the Risorgimento has always been played out in the historiographical battlefield, as well as in the public arena. The article weaves together these two contexts by focussing on the genre of biography in all its manifestations. The first section looks at the exemplary case of Anita Garibaldi, from the various stages of her life to the images and representations of this heroine after her death. The second part analyses the great biographical dictionaries of the 20th century which allow us to place the Risorgimento tradition within the context of Liberal, then Fascist and finally Republican Italy.

Keywords: Italian Risorgimento, Anita Garibaldi, Biographies, Public Memory

Massimo Baioni, Biografie in cammino. Vite del Risorgimento e mitografie nazionali in "PASSATO E PRESENTE" 106/2019, pp 153-163, DOI: 10.3280/PASS2019-106009