The book by Giovanni Bernardini on the De Gasperi-Gruber Accord. An international piece of history, is out
The volume, part of the FBK Press series, recounts the international significance of the Agreement, which helped make it a highly advanced legal document for its time in the protection of ethnic and linguistic minorities
L’Accordo De Gasperi-Gruber. Una storia internazionale | The De Gasperi-Gruber Accord. An international piece of history.
Edited by Giovanni Bernardini
The Gruber-De Gasperi Accord was signed in September 1946 with the aim of defining the protection framework for “the German-speaking population” resident in the Alto Adige/Südtirol area. Although its full implementation has led to many years of tensions and complex negotiations, the principles and guidelines of the agreement laid the foundation for the peaceful management of a dispute lasting more than a quarter of a century.
Less known is the international significance of the agreement, which, thanks to the foresight of its drafters constituted an extremely advanced legal document for its time in the protection of ethnic and linguistic minorities. At the same time, it was the subject of discussions and interference by the victors of World War II, interested in solving a problem that had increased tensions in Europe in the past. The book reconstructs the international dimension of the agreement through a broad documentary anthology.
Giovanni Bernardini is a researcher with the Italian-German Historical Institute at Fondazione Bruno Kessler and Adjunct Professor of History of International Relations at the University of Bologna. His research interests range from the history of Germany in the twentieth century, the social democratic parties, the relations between Europe and the United States during the Cold War, and the history of the South Tyrolean question.
Publishing year: 2016
Publisher: FBK Press
Pages: ca. 230
Price: ca. € 18.00
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