“If Don Bosco during his student years had one special preference, it was for reading history,” noted Father Alberto Caviglia in his exhaustive study of Don Bosco’s Storia d’ Italia. “In fact, one can say he had a predilection for historical studies”.
In recent years critics now concur that Caviglia’s assertion was an understatement. Seminarian Bosco’s predilection was in truth an all consuming preoccupation.
- Don Bosco’s Love of History
- “Write the History of Italy”
- Defining his goals
- Don Bosco’s History of Italy Goes to Press
- Press Reviews
- J. D. Morell and his pirated English edition
Reference time period: 1845 – 1859
M. Ribotta, Don Bosco’s history of Italy: a morality play or an exercise in history?, in «Journal of Salesian Sudies» 4 (1993) 2, 107-129.
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