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31 January, 2012

Medioevo militante

Just published: Tommaso Di Carpegna Falconieri, Medieovo militante. La politia di oggi alle prese con barbari e crociati (Einaudi, 2011). This study is a tour de force of examples of how the Middle Ages are reinvented as foundation for various contemporary identities:  oaths by members of traditionalist Catholic organizations, citizen jousters, and the Templarist mass murderer Breivik.