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A Turkish tight-rope walker (canbaz) at the San Marco in Venice in the 18th century

Venice and its Minorities

  Before dealing with specific minorities in Venice, it is necessary to clarify what is meant by a minority. As a broad working definition for this essay, I would suggest…

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Devising Resistance

Donald J. Trump’s election, inauguration, first appointments, and presidential decrees, have caused extreme disquiet to those who foresee the country drifting toward authoritarianism and a systematic undermining of the democratic…

Andrea Jacchia

Yesterday and Today

The way our societies confront the plight of the millions of refugees from various areas of the world escaping famine, ethnic, religious and political persecution, hopelessness and war, will be…

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Paper Lives

“My humble request to Your Excellency”. Brief accounts of  life and death in Italy. Based on archival documentation on “foreign Jews” interned by the Fascist Regime. In 1938 the Racial…

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Gino Bartali, Bibliographical Sources

Archival and bibliographical references for Michele Sarfatti’s article on Gino Bartali and the fabrication of false identity cards in Tuscany during World War II (Tablet Magazine). The original article in…