I contadini del Sud

Autore: Emanuele Bernardi
In: Genesis. XVII/ 2 , 2018
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Anna Rossi-Doria’s interest in the history of the peasants and the Southern Italian countryside arose while she was a student, when the participation in the protest movements of 1968, the close contact with some intellectuals and a family environment influenced by her father – Manlio Rossi-Doria, an expert in the social and economic problems of Southern Italy – created the conditions for one of her most important publications, on the so-called “Gullo decrees” issued in 1944-45. The interest in the peasants’ history never completely abandoned her studies, becoming part of a wider reflection on history and memory, beyond the traditional historiographical approaches.