"All Students Should Come Over Here": Young Irredentists in Italian Universities 1880-1915 - Is about the annexation of Veneto to the Reign of Italy in 1866, which deprives students from Italian provinces in the Austro-Hungarian Empire of the only university in Italian language within the boundaries of the double monarchy of Padua. People study in Austria, following classes in German, or enroll in Italian institutes whose qualifications are not acknowledged by Austrian authorities. The decision to study in Italy must be considered as a precise political choice; the youngest challenge the Austrian social and political system, that seems stale and inadequate, by choosing the "young" Reign. Many of these students will join the Italian army as volunteers. This research aims at giving new hints and open the way to further analyses of the «’14 generation», whose exceptionality has always been highlighted. But it is also necessary to focus on the connections with the previous generations - particularly for the "irredentists" - on their non-impromptu choices, which have to be seen as the result of a long cultural and political path.

Key words: Students, University, Irredentism, First World War.
Parole chiave: Studenti, Università, Irredentismo, Prima guerra mondiale.)" />
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"Tutti gli studenti dovrebbero venir quassù". Giovani irredenti nelle università italiane 1880-1915
Journal Title: PASSATO E PRESENTE 
Author/s: Alessio Quercioli 
Year:  2009 Issue: 77 Language: Italian 
Pages:  26 Pg. 31-56 FullText PDF:  123 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PASS2009-077003
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"All Students Should Come Over Here": Young Irredentists in Italian Universities 1880-1915 - Is about the annexation of Veneto to the Reign of Italy in 1866, which deprives students from Italian provinces in the Austro-Hungarian Empire of the only university in Italian language within the boundaries of the double monarchy of Padua. People study in Austria, following classes in German, or enroll in Italian institutes whose qualifications are not acknowledged by Austrian authorities. The decision to study in Italy must be considered as a precise political choice; the youngest challenge the Austrian social and political system, that seems stale and inadequate, by choosing the "young" Reign. Many of these students will join the Italian army as volunteers. This research aims at giving new hints and open the way to further analyses of the «’14 generation», whose exceptionality has always been highlighted. But it is also necessary to focus on the connections with the previous generations - particularly for the "irredentists" - on their non-impromptu choices, which have to be seen as the result of a long cultural and political path.

Key words: Students, University, Irredentism, First World War.
Parole chiave: Studenti, Università, Irredentismo, Prima guerra mondiale.

Alessio Quercioli, in "PASSATO E PRESENTE" 77/2009, pp. 31-56, DOI:10.3280/PASS2009-077003

   

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