Dimenticando i Longobardi.

L’archeologia altomedievale in Italia tra le due guerre (1914–1945)


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  • Annamaria Pazienza [Autor/in] https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9700-2234 - Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia, Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali, Informatica e Statistica / University of Nevada, Reno, Department of History


In the existing syntheses on the history of Italian medieval archaeology, the interwar period is somewhat neglected. And this despite its importance as a key transitional moment as appreciated from the origins of the discipline in the 19th century to its (re) foundation in 1974. This study looks at the developments of ‘barbarian archaeology’ in Italy between the two world wars, by investigating protagonists and methods of the research and by taking into account the link between cultural heritage, local identity and national politics in Italy and Germany. In doing so, while confirming the lack of interest in Lombard-period discoveries on the part of Italian archaeologists and the contrasting fascination exerted by these discoveries on their German colleagues, the study sheds new light on the connections of medieval archaeology with two allied fields of study: the archaeology of monuments from the Ostrogothic period and the archaeology and art history from the early Christian age.


History of Archaeology, Early Middle Ages, Nationalism, Germany and Italy, Corrado Ricci



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Pazienza, A. (2022) „Dimenticando i Longobardi.: L’archeologia altomedievale in Italia tra le due guerre (1914–1945)“, Römische Mitteilungen, 128, S. 472–501. doi: 10.34780/6anh-3cca.