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  • Tipo di prodotto / pubblicazione: Articolo scientifico

Taking inspiration from some analytical paths in a recent book by Agop Manoukian—
Presenza Armena in Italia. 1915-2000, Milano, Guerini e Associati, 2014)—the author
traces some significant moments of the Armenian diaspora in Italy during the 20th
century including its complex relations with socio-political Italy, in context with
Middle Eastern and international relations, which during the World Wars also involves
the United States. In particular, the author considers the relations of the Italian
Armenian diaspora with the kingdom of Italy in the first instance and then with the
fascist regime, during the period when racial laws involved the small Armenian community.
Then the author focuses on the new realities of Republican Italy and the
Socialist Republic of Armenia and the debate that developed during the second half
of last century, between those who believed it possible to preserve the Armenian identity
and those in the diaspora who supported a political initiative in favour of the reconquest
of Armenia’s historic lands. Particular attention is reserved for the genocide
of 1915 and the new entity of the Republic of Armenia.