Italy and the Second World War on the Web. The entries of the Italian Wikipedia

Author/s Antonio Prampolini
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2012/268-269 Language Italian
Pages 23 P. 517-539 File size 284 KB
DOI 10.3280/IC2012-268009
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The contribution of Wikipedia to the knowledge of the history of Italy during World War II should not be underestimated or, worse, ignored. Such outlook is recommended by a reflection on the big conflicts of the Twentieth Century (and, in general, of contemporary history) not strictly limited to the works of professional historians, but extended to all of what is commonly called "the public use of history". The open source encyclopedia, through the Internet, plays an important role in this field by producing and diffusing the knowledge of the past at mass level. After an introduction concerning the presence of the War in the Web, the A. offers an examination and a statistical survey of Wikipedia entries for the category "Italy in World War II". The paper is completed with an appendix including the "category tree" and a systematic index of encyclopedia entries.

Keywords: Italy, Second World War, Internet, Web, Google, Wikipedia

Antonio Prampolini, L’Italia e la seconda guerra mondiale nel Web Le voci dell’edizione italiana di Wikipedia in "ITALIA CONTEMPORANEA" 268-269/2012, pp 517-539, DOI: 10.3280/IC2012-268009