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I pellegrinaggi patriottici nell’Italia liberale. Linguaggi e luoghi / The Patriotic Pilgrimages in Liberal Italy. Languages and Places

Author(s): Bagnaresi, Davide

Journal: Storicamente
ISSN 1825-411X

Volume: 7;
Start page: 31;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Italian Unification | Liberal Italy | Italian Unification | History of Italy

The article aims to analyze the phenomenon of "secular pilgrimage", or the number of trips and parades that during the first fifty years of Italian unity, saw the places of memory as the protagonists of the Risorgimento as ossuaries, battlefields, monuments and tombs of the fathers of the fatherland. Although the number of "pilgrims lay" is not never approached the numbers involved from the far more deep-rooted traditions and religious organizations, from many sources found emerges as the involvement of patriots, the number of sponsoring organizations, the "places of worship" and anniversaries (official or not) they have been, as a whole, particularly significant. Necessary starting point to introduce the topic will be the examination of the element vocabulary, borrowed from the religious. The rest of the text will have as its purpose the creation of a map - on a national scale - of the places of pilgrimage divided according to the "utilities". Correspond to different destinations, in fact, different types of pilgrimage, mirrors the realities of liberal policies.
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