«Corriere della sera» and nostalgia for Africa. The beginning of the italian colonialism as in the milanese newspaper between 1878 and 1896

Author/s Nino Minoliti
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2010/3 Language Italian
Pages 32 P. 55-86 File size 456 KB
DOI 10.3280/SIL2010-003003
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Not even Italy was immune to the attractions of colonialism at the end of the nineteenth century. The «Corriere della sera» immediately adopted a cautious stance on the subject. Hence, when the Italian bersaglieri landed at Massawa in February 1885, the Milanese newspaper was highly guarded in its judgement of the government’s colonial policy decisions. Nor did this attitude change following some important military successes. The defeat at Adwa in March 1896 bore out these warnings, in bitterly tragic fashion of its correspondents, Vico Mantegazza and Adolfo Rossi, in recounting events that would mark the history of Italy with impressive lucidity.

Keywords: «Corriere della sera», Torelli Viollier, colonial policy, Negus, Adwa

Nino Minoliti, Il «Corriere della sera» e il mal d’Africa. Il primo colonialismo italiano nelle pagine del quotidiano milanese: 1878-1896 in "STORIA IN LOMBARDIA" 3/2010, pp 55-86, DOI: 10.3280/SIL2010-003003