Some alpinist expedition to Itan according to the archives

Journal title STORIA URBANA
Author/s Paola Rivetti
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2011/131
Language Italian Pages 20 P. 129-148 File size 2195 KB
DOI 10.3280/SU2011-131007
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The article proposes some documents related to the Italian alpinist expeditions to the Iranian mountains are proposed. The Italian presence in the country suffers from a delay when compared to the other European alpinist adventures, revealing the nationalist nature of the support that the Italian Alpinist Club, the Cai, gave to the first expeditions. However, in the following years, this aspect went under a substantial marginalization: scientific curiosity, sport competitiveness and fascination for the "Other" are the dominant feelings expressed by the alpinists in the later travel relations

Keywords: Club Alpino Italiano (Cai) Damavand Nationalism Fascination

Paola Rivetti, Alcune spedizioni alpinistiche italiane in Iran secondo le fonti d’archivio in "STORIA URBANA " 131/2011, pp 129-148, DOI: 10.3280/SU2011-131007