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Pizza, Pinocchio and the Papacy Finding the Very Best and Very Worst of Italy

March 09, 2023
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What do Italian unification, Pinocchio and pizza have in common? In this episode preview from History of the Papacy, host Steve Guerra dives in!

The Risorgimento was a period of political and social upheaval in Italy that lasted from the early 19th century to the mid-20th century. The movement aimed to unite the various states and regions of Italy into one unified nation. Pinocchio, the beloved children's story written by Carlo Collodi, can be seen as a metaphor for Italian unification through the character's journey from a wooden puppet to a real boy. And last but not least, let's talk about pizza. Italy's most famous export, pizza, is a symbol of the country's rich cultural heritage and culinary traditions. Whether you're a fan of traditional Margherita or a more unconventional topping, there's a pizza for everyone.

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How a New Generation of Leaders Tried to Modernize Italy Despite Crushing Poverty and Stone Age Level Development: https://apple.co/3SHyuYg / https://spoti.fi/3Y5FPli
Karl Marx vs The Papacy: https://apple.co/41MtqG6 / https://spoti.fi/41DhlCM
Finishing The Risorgimento: Italy Tries to Create an Empire and Fails: https://apple.co/3EPAyaS / https://spoti.fi/3EJ9hXC

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