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Adele Alfieri di Sostegno e Pasquale Villari nelle carte Villari (1888-1917)
(Con documenti inediti)

Polistampa, 2016

Pages: 176

Features: paperback

Size: 17x24

ISBN: 978-88-596-1610-8


Centro Studi sulla Civiltà toscana fra ’800 e ’900 | Fondazione Spadolini Nuova Antologia, 72


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Italian text

The volume is dedicated to Adele Alfieri di Sostegno (1857-1936), a figure until now neglected by the historiography. Daughter of Carlo Alfieri and Giuseppina di Cavour, Adele had an epistolary relationship with Pasquale Villari between 1888 and 1917, year of death of the latter. The correspondence, copied and commented, reveals a very deep and informal relation between the Alfieri family, the “Cesare Alfieri” institute and Villari, central figure of the scientific and didactic turns made by the school after the death of Carlo. From the letters, however, it emerges the image of an autonomous, courageous woman, competent and generous, who travelled through Italy and Europe, committed to promote social solidarity towards immigrants and weak people, particularly in the region of Calabria, shattered  by the earthquake.