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ITALIAN PORTAITS Arnaldo Momigliano, a Life for Historiography

momiglianoBy Lauren Waldman*

“Historians are supposed to be discoverers of truths,” this simple adage by Arnaldo Momigliano can help us understand his drive to investigate the history of the ancient world.

Momigliano was an Italian Jew, which already gave him …

ITALIAN PORTRAITS Giorgio Bassani. Each Book, a New Life

bassaniBy Sabina Muccigrosso*

“In life, if one wants seriously to understand how the world works, he must die at least once” (Garden of the Finzi-Continis, 1962). And die more than once was what Giorgio Bassani did, if you consider each …