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Ninety Years of the Abruzzo National Park 1922-2012

Proceedings of the Conference held in Pescasseroli, May 18-20, 2012

Editor(s): Luigi Piccioni
Contributors: D'Orazio Alberto, Ceruti Gianluigi, Dr. Alberto D'Orazio, Graziani Carlo Alberto, Dr. Corrado Guacci,

Book Description

On September 9th, 2012, the Abruzzo National Park – now Abruzzo, Latium and Molise National Park – celebrated its ninetieth birthday. It is – along with the Gran Paradiso National Park – the oldest protected area in Italy and one of the oldest in Europe. The colloquium held in Pescasseroli in May 2012, on which this volume is based, reconstructed the highlights of the Park’s troubled but always influential history and took stock of its connections with the other protected areas, with Italian and international environmentalism and with the Italian society at large.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-5058-2
ISBN-10: 1-4438-5058-6
Date of Publication: 01/10/2013
Pages / Size: 150 / A5
Price: £39.99


Luigi Piccioni is Lecturer in Economic History at the University of Calabria, Italy. He graduated from “La Sapienza” University of Rome and received his PhD in Humanities from the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa. His research interests are mainly focused in the history of European protected areas, of the relationships between nationalism and landscape protection, and of environmentalist cultures of the second half of twentieth century. His publications include the book Il volto amato della patria. Sul primo movimento italiano per la tutela della natura 1883–1934 (Camerino 1999) and the essay “La natura come posta in gioco. La dialettica tutela ambientale-sviluppo turistico nella storia della ‘regione dei parchi’”, part of the volume on Abruzzo of Storia d’Italia Einaudi (Turin 2000). He is member of the Editorial Board of the series Le aree naturali protette (ETS, Pisa).