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Madre e patriota

Adelaide Bono Cairoli
  • Maria Azzurra Tafuro,

Anna Maria Mozzoni wrote of Adelaide Bono Cairoli that «she was more of a mother to the nation than to her children». The definition of the Lombard emancipationist delivers up to us in its prestigious entirety the myth of the Mother of the Nation that Adelaide Bono embodied for her contemporaries. For many of them, Adelaide was no more and no less than this: the heroic mother who offered up her sons for the homeland, supporting the loss of them for its sake. Azzurra Tafuro reconstructs the biography of this legendary figure, underscoring the incessant civic commitment that she expressed in a number of ways: her closeness to Giuseppe Garibaldi, economic and political support for the numerous enterprises aimed at the unification of the country, and the creation of a far-reaching and influential set of relations. Seen in this new light, Adelaide Bono is no longer simply the Mother of the Nation, but is rather raised to the rank of Patriot Mother of United Italy.

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Maria Azzurra Tafuro

Scuola Normale of Pisa, Italy

Azzurra Tafuro was born in Lecce. She is currently studying for a PhD in History at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa and has addressed the participation of women in the processes of nation building.
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Book Title

Madre e patriota

Book Subtitle

Adelaide Bono Cairoli

Authors

Maria Azzurra Tafuro

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

220

Publication Year

2011

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© 2011 Author(s)

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CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IT

Metadata License

CC0 1.0

Publisher Name

Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6655-019-8

ISBN Print

978-88-6655-017-4

eISBN (pdf)

978-88-6655-019-8

eISBN (epub)

978-88-6655-021-1

eISBN (xml)

978-88-9273-655-9

Series Title

Fonti storiche e letterarie – Edizioni cartacee e digitali

Series ISSN

2704-5994

Series E-ISSN

2704-6001

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