L’opera si pone l’obiettivo di raccogliere e spiegare le fonti del diritto che si accavallarono disordinatamente durante il periodo della Repubblica Sociale Italiana. Furono moltissime, sebbene la R.S.I. sopravvisse meno di due anni. Inevitabili gli effetti, spesso fumosi, giuridici e non, che influirono sulle Forze Armate e di Polizia di questo nuovo stato, per i tempi troppo progressista da un lato ed ottusamente conservatore dall’altro - specie in virtù dell’imminente catastrofe che solo pochi avevano intravisto, perché accecati dall’ideologia. Lungi dall’essere un testo politico o apologetico, lo scritto - la cui vocazione è invece tutta giuridica - spiega nel dettaglio quali furono i corpi armati di Salò, come operarono e come agirono in virtù del loro nuovo status, spesso non chiaro nemmeno agli appartenenti. Il Diritto, ovviamente, non può non andare a braccetto con la narrazione storica, che trova in esso conferma e spiegazione. Edito da Bibliotheka Edizioni.
Author: Italy. Parlamento. Senato
Contadini e partigiani
Author: Istituto per la storia della Resistenza in provincia di Asti, Istituto per la storia della Resistenza e della società contemporanea in provincia di Alessandria
A Civil War
Author: Claudio Pavone
Publisher: Verso Books
A Civil War is a history of the wartime Italian Resistance, recounted by a historian who took part in the struggle against Mussolini’s Fascist Republic. Since its publication in Italy, Claudio Pavone’s masterwork has become indispensable to anyone seeking to understand this period and its continuing importance for the nation’s identity. Pavone casts a sober eye on his protagonists’ ethical and ideological motivations. He uncovers a multilayered conflict, in which class antagonisms, patriotism and political ideals all played a part. A clear understanding of this complexity allows him to explain many details of the post-war transition, as well as the legacy of the Resistance for modern Italy. In addition to being a monumental work of scholarship, A Civil War is a folk history, capturing events, personalities and attitudes that were on the verge of slipping entirely out of recollection to the detriment of Italy’s understanding of itself and its past.
Author: Ada Gobetti
Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)
Ada Gobetti's Partisan Diary is both diary and memoir. From the German entry into Turin on 10 September 1943 to the liberation of the city on 28 April 1945, Gobetti recorded an almost daily account of events, sentiments, and personalities, in a cryptic English only she could understand. Italian senator and philosopher Benedetto Croce encouraged Ada to convert her notes into a book. Published by the Italian publisher Giulio Einaudi in 1956, it won the Premio Prato, an annual prize for a work inspired by the Italian Resistance (Resistenza). From a political and military point of view, the Partisan Diary provides firsthand knowledge of how the partisans in Piedmont fought, what obstacles they encountered, and who joined the struggle against the Nazis and the Fascists. The mountainous terrain and long winters of the Alpine regions (the site of many of their battles) and the ever-present threat of reprisals by German occupiers and their fascist partners exacerbated problems of organization among the various partisan groups. So arduous was their fight, that key military events--Italy's declaration of war on Germany, the fall of Rome, and the Allied landings on D-Day --appear in the diary as remote and almost unrelated incidents. Ada Gobetti writes of the heartbreak of mothers who lost their sons or watched them leave on dangerous missions of sabotage, relating it to worries about her own son Paolo. She reflects on the relationship between anti-fascist thought of the 1920s, in particular the ideas of her husband, Piero Gobetti, and the Italian resistance movement (Resistenza) in which she and her son were participating. While the Resistenza represented a culmination of more than twenty years of anti-fascist activity for Ada, it also helped illuminate the exceptional talents, needs, and rights of Italian women, more than one hundred thousand of whom participated.
This book provides a significant history of Italy's brutal occupation of Libya. Using the lens of the life of the iconic resistance fighter Mohamed Fekini, it tells the story of Libya under Ottoman and Italian rule from the point of view of the colonized.
Author: Charles T. O'Reilly
Publisher: Lexington Books
Italy's War of Liberation takes issue with the apparently prevalent attitude among Allied commanders during World War II that the Italian military was ineffective. O'Reilly recounts the little-known story of the significant contribution made by the Italian military during the Italian Campaign, including the contribution of relatively unacknowledged Italian Partisan formations that fought in Italy, France, Yugoslavia, and Greece. Despite the fact that Italians fought on the front lines with the British and American soldiers, and despite the service of the Italian Navy and Air Force, the Allies refused repeated Italian pleas for more involvement in combat. This book not only attempts to correct the record of military history by illustrating the ways in which the Italians were underutilized by the Allies, but it also serves to paint a fair portrait of the Italian military's substantial efforts to defeat Hitler and eradicate Fascism.