Silvia Trani, Archival networks in Italy, wyd. Fundacja Ośrodka KARTA, ss. 12
"The form of archival organisation adopted with the legislation of 1874–75, shortly
after the proclamation of the unified Italian state, was determined by the strong
links between archives and the institutional, political and cultural context1
. First and foremost, the need to defend the new and still fragile country threatened by
anti-national pressures from the clerical and anarchical spheres prompted the
ruling class to opt for a uniform, centralised model.
As in the other modern nation states created and developed from the 18th
century on, the almost religious cult of the nation in post-unification Italy meant
that paramount importance was attached to the preservation and protection of
archives, regarded as embodying national memory and elevated to the status of
emblems of the origins, identity and legitimacy of the nation itself. This involved
above all documents of a governmental nature, including those inherited from the
pre-unification states and those already produced or to be produced by organs
and the offices of the Kingdom of Italy. (...)"
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