Edition: 2010
Pages: 240
Series: IR/L
ISBN: 9788842092025

The Days of Milan

Eva Cantarella - Franco Cardini - Alessandro Barbero - Pietro C. Marani - Giuseppe Galasso - Marco Meriggi - Antonino De Francesco - Ernesto Galli della Loggia - Giuseppe Berta - Sergio Luzzatto



Milan from its birth up to its transformation into one of the capitals of the Roman Empire. From the end of the independence of the Milanese duchy – under first Spanish, then Austrian, then French rule – to the vivacity of Milanese culture testified by “Il Caffè”, the most prestigious periodical of the Italian Enlightenment, to the coronation of Napoleon Bonaparte in Milan Cathedral; from the Five Days of March 1848, a year of rebellion and hope, to 25 April 1945, the Liberation, with a Milan that rises up against Nazi-Fascism, mindful of the city’s own identity and history.

The authors

Eva Cantarella

Eva Cantarella is an internationally renowned scholar of the ancient world. She teaches Ancient Greek Law at the University of Milan. Among her most recent publications, we recall here: According to Nature. Bisexuality in the ancient world (Rizzoli 1987); Capital Punishment. The origins and functions of the death penalty in Greece and Rome (Rizzoli 1991); Ithaca. Heroes, Women and Power from Revenge to Law (Feltrinelli 2002); Love is a God. Sex and the polis (Feltrinelli 2007); The Return of the Vendetta (Rizzoli 2008); Give me a Thousand Kisses (Feltrinelli 2009).

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Franco Cardini

Franco Cardini is an emeritus professor at the Italian Institute of Human Sciences; Research Director at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris; Fellow of Harvard University; and a member of the scientific board of the Scuola Superiore di Scienze Storiche of the Università degli Studi, San Marino.

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Alessandro Barbero

Alessandro Barbero is Italy’s best known historian. His books are all bestsellers in Italy and abroad and his ‘History Lessons’ are widely followed live and on social. He teaches Medieval History at the University of Eastern Piedmont. His latest book, Dante (2020), has sold more than 250,000 copies and has been translated in more than 20 countries.

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Pietro C. Marani

Pietro C. Marani teaches the History of Modern Art at Milan Polytechnic.

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Giuseppe Galasso

Giuseppe Galasso, professor emeritus at the University of Naples “Federico II”, was formerly president of the Venice Biennale and promoter of the “Galasso law” for landscape protection. He is a member of the Lincean Academy and directs the History of Italy series published by Utet. He also edited many works by Benedetto Croce for Adelphi. His publications include: History of the Kingdom of Naples (5 volumes, Utet) and Nothing but History. Essays on the theory and methodology of history (Il Mulino).

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Marco Meriggi

Marco Meriggi teaches History of Political Institutions at the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy in the University of Naples Federico II. His most recent publications include: Europe from the Nineteenth to the Twentieth Centuries (Rome 2006) and The Italian States Before Unification (Bologna 20112). For Laterza, amongst other works, he edited The Cultural Atlas of the Risorgimento (with A. M. Banti, A. Chiavistelli and L. Mannori, 2011).

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Antonino De Francesco

Antonino De Francesco teaches Modern History at the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy in the University of Milan. He has published various essays on the politics of France and Italy between 1789 and 1848, with special emphasis on the genesis and evolution of the democratic movement. He edited the edition of Cuoco’s Historical Essay on the Neapolitan Revolution (Lacaita, Manduria-Rome 1998) and together with Annalisa Andreoni, Plato in Italy (Laterza, Rome-Bari 2006).

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Ernesto Galli della Loggia

Ernesto Galli della Loggia teaches Contemporary History at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele. Among his publications we recall: Letter to My American Friends (Milan 1986). He is leader writer for Italian newspaper “Corriere della Sera”.

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Giuseppe Berta

Giuseppe Berta teaches Contemporary History at the University “L. Bocconi” of Milan.

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Sergio Luzzatto

Sergio Luzzattois professor of Modern History at the University of Turin. For Laterza he also edited  Prima lezione di metodo storico(20112).

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