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Event #23

Alessandro Barbero

World War I
May 24th: Italy enters the War

What our fathers called the War of ’15-’18 started one year before for the rest of the world. Italy, then, remained neutral, for the Italian government was aware of its weakness. But a party of war immediately arose with the pretext of completing the national community with the freedom of Trento and Trieste. According to interventionists, Italy could not stay out of the war – the winners would have reorganized the world and Italy too. If Italy wanted to be a great power, it had to sit at their table. On may 24th 1915, then, Italy declared war on Austria.

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Barbero

Alessandro Barbero is a historian and a writer and a tenured professor of Medieval History at Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale e Vercelli. He writes for La Stampa and Tuttolibri. He is a contributor on the television program Superquark and the shows Il tempo e la storia and a.C.d.C., broadcast by Rai Storia. His publications include: Benedette guerre. Crociate e jihad («i Libri del Festival della Mente», 2009), Lepanto. La battaglia dei tre imperi («i Libri del Festival della Mente», 2010), Donne, madonne, mercanti e cavalieri. Sei storie medievali («i Libri del Festival della Mente», 2013), published by Laterza; Gli occhi di Venezia (Mondadori, 2011); Il divano di Istanbul (Sellerio, 2011); Dietro le quinte della Storia. La vita quotidiana attraverso il tempo, written with P. Angela (Rizzoli, 2012); Le Ateniesi (Mondadori, 2015); Costantino il vincitore (Salerno Editrice, 2016); Le parole del papa (2016) and Caporetto (2017), published by Laterza.

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