TITLE

PIER GIUSTO JAEGER STORICO

AUTHOR(S)
Pescosolido, Guido
PUB. DATE
December 2012
SOURCE
Mediterranea - Ricerche Storiche;dic2012, Issue 26, p431
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The study outlines the historical writings of Pier Giusto Jaeger, distinguished scholar of commercial law, university professor and top-level manager in public administrations whose pure and genuine passion led him to become also a great historian. Jaeger's first and predominant vocation was military history and the psychological analysis of its protagonists. But he quickly came to the conclusion that the authentic and profound meaning of military history was to be found only in the context of political and diplomatic history. His principal works were inspired by the irresistible desire to piece together the story of two great sieges: the siege of Gaeta in 1860-61 and the siege of Sevastopol. These works were not simply the history of the two sieges. The first book is still one of the best accounts of the fall of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and the dramatic figure of Francis II of Bourbon (Francesco II di Borbone. L'ultimo re di Napoli, Mondadori, Milano 1982); the second remains even today one of the most comprehensive works ever written in Italy about the Crimean War (Le mura di Sebastopoli. Gli italiani in Crimea 1855-56, Mondadori, Milano 1991).
ACCESSION #
86439174

 

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