‘CIVIL’ AND ‘PURELY CIVIL’ IN EARLY UNIFIED ITALY
– THE NATIONAL FESTIVAL FROM A JURIDICAL STANDPOINT
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The essay aims to examine the National Festival established in early unified Italy from a juridical standpoint. It intends to take a closer look at this issue by examining three prominent cases, the de-clericalisation of the Savoyard Monarchy’s Constitution Day and the so-called Albertine Statute, the Italian ‘Jubilee of the Fatherland’, and the blessing of the flags according to military discipline. In doing so, I will address the question of the ‘civil’ and ‘purely civil’ religion.