Review of Il Trentino e i trentini nella Grande Guerra: Nuove prospettive di ricerca, ed. Marco Bellabarba and Gustavo Corni (Bologna: Il Mulino, 2017; pp. 201. €19)

Thompson, Mark (2020) Review of Il Trentino e i trentini nella Grande Guerra: Nuove prospettive di ricerca, ed. Marco Bellabarba and Gustavo Corni (Bologna: Il Mulino, 2017; pp. 201. €19). In: UNSPECIFIED OUP (Oxford), pp. 1063-1064.

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Abstract

The Kingdom of Italy attacked Austria–Hungary in 1915 to complete the Risorgimento by capturing (‘redeeming’) the remaining imperial territories south of the Alpine watershed. These territories formed part of one Habsburg crownland—the Tyrol, and the entirety of another—the Küstenland or Littoral. In the last census, some 768,000 or 1.5 per cent of Habsburg subjects identified as Italian by language. Half of these lived in Trentino, the southern portion of Tyrol. At least 55,000 trentini served in the imperial army; more than 11,000 perished on the Eastern Front, where another 15,000 were taken prisoner. Some 77,000 civilian trentini were evacuated northwards, away from the war zone: 15,000 were kept in Tyrol or Lower Austria, 20,000 were interned in large camps for ease...

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: italy trentino austria first world war evacuation
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2020 00:24
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2020 00:51
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/77705
DOI: 10.1093/ehr/ceaa168

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