The words that made Italy
From ‘Garibaldi’ to ‘Tricolore’, from ‘Donne’ (women and their role) to the ‘Costituzione’ (the Italian Constitution), from the Battle of ‘Caporetto’ to ‘Bicicletta’ (bicycle) .
160 years after the unification of Italy, Anna Pini selects and arranges alphabetically the most significant words we should always remember, not only to explain a delicate and seemingly contradictory period such as World War Two to the younger generations, but also to keep in mind the defining moments that have made Italy the country it is today, from Garibaldi to our current times.
Le parole che hanno fatto l’Italia (The words that made Italy) is a glossary of images and words representing the Italian tricolour flag, narrating the places, objects, ideas and figures that are essential to the country's history. A celebration of partisan ideals, a frontal assault on fascist dictatorship, a place to collect all that lies between two extremes.
Le parole che hanno fatto l’Italia (The words that made Italy)
by Anna Pini
Edizioni Piemme, 2021