Il lascito moderno di una faida rinascimentale: 1511 e 1945

Translated title of the contribution: The modern legacy of a renaissance feud: 1511 and 1945

Edward Muir*

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The article analyzes the apparent communality between two lists of surnames: those who participated in the Strumieri-Zambarlani feud in Friuli in the sixteenth century and the Fascist and Communist combatants in the region after the end of World War II. If the alignment of people in these antagonistic factions was something more than coincidental, then how can the 377-year gap between the two violent moments be explained? The essay explores four possible hypotheses to explain why it was that when civil order broke down as it did in the spring and early summer of 1945 combatants aligned themselves as had their ancestors many generations before.

Translated title of the contributionThe modern legacy of a renaissance feud: 1511 and 1945
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)545-560
Number of pages16
JournalActa Histriae
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2019


  • Ethnographic history
  • Feuding
  • Friuli
  • Thick
  • Thin trust
  • World War II

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History


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