Claudio Marazzini

Giovan Battista Giorgini and the decentralisation of the year 1861

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Keywords: Linguistic Centralism; Administrative Decentralization; Federalism; Florentine Dialect.

The article provides a new perspective on the relationship between the linguistic theses of Giorgini, a follower of Manzoni, and the political theses relating to the administrative structure of the new Italian state founded in 1861. As shown by his political pamphlets examined here, Giorgini was profoundly opposed to all forms of federalism and decentralisation supported by other politicians of the time. This position, in which he was the undisputed leader, was associated with the choice of the Florentine language, which the Manzonians wanted to impose on the whole nation.

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