La Resistenza come secondo Risorgimento: un topos retorico senza fine?

Author/s Philip Cooke
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/86 Language Italian
Pages 20 P. 62-81 File size 3009 KB
DOI 10.3280/PASS2012-086005
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The Resistance as a second Risorgimento: a never-ending rhetorical topos? The article examines the long history of the rhetorical topos of the Resistance as a Second Risorgimento. The topos, though criticised in certain contexts, became a potent means of packaging the national/patriotic aspects of the partisan war. Although its popularity began to decline from the 1970s onwards, it is striking how the Resistance as a Second Risorgimento continues to enjoy success, even today.

Keywords: Resistance, Risorgimento, memory, rhetoric, historiography, public use of history.

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Philip Cooke, La Resistenza come secondo Risorgimento: un topos retorico senza fine? in "PASSATO E PRESENTE" 86/2012, pp 62-81, DOI: 10.3280/PASS2012-086005