Società e cultura in Sicilia

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[automatically translated] Between 1897 and 1925 it is consumed one of the most important stages of the history of contemporary age Sicily. The island in just over a quarter of a century after the events of the Risorgimento antiborboniche and independence (in which they had an active role, and together, the perceived hegemonic class, intellectuals and large sections of the bourgeoisie and the proletariat) and not easy adjustment although much desired new united Italy team, initially we start to an economic stabilization and a general social progress. Are significant conditions of achievement, at the turn of the century, proposing a specific aspect of his company as an emerging market area; however, they will, over a period of time in question, a parabolic trend with a lot of ascending and subsequent downturn in 1925 knows its lowest output since the island by the international economic crisis of the seventies of the nineteenth century. An unimaginable scenario, up to fifteen or twenty years before when, still during the Belle Epoque, had much more weight Sicily in many areas of national life with personalities as the entrepreneur (owner, industrialist and banker) Ignazio Florio junior, architects Ernesto Basile and Giuseppe Damiani Almeyda, sculptors Mario Rutelli, Domenico Trentacoste, Antonio Ugo and Ettore Ximenes, the painters Francesco Lojacono and Ettore De Maria Bergler, the poet and writer Nino Martoglio, the archaeologist Antonio Salinas, the numismatic Raffaello Mondini, the surgeons Francesco Durante, Napoleone Colajanni, Francesco Crispi, Giuseppe De Felice Giuffrida, Salvatore Favitta, Camillo Finocchiaro Aprile, Ludovico Fulci, Nicolò Gallo, Peter Lanza di Scalea, Pasquale Libertini, Angelo Majorana, Nunzio Nasi, Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, Antonio Paterno Castello di San Giuliano, Antonio Starrabba of Rudin and Luigi Sturzo. It was a constellation of outstanding personalities who, less than those who moved irreversibly on the continent, shared with other local representatives of the intelligentsia, the artistic circles, politics, high finance and the surviving aristocracy attendance of the same interchange places; theaters, cinemas, cafes, offices, or custodian of specific cultural features (such as, in Palermo, the National Museum, the headquarters of the National History Society,
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationArte e Architettura liberty in Sicilia
Number of pages46
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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