“Il Sole24 Ore“ Journalist Gianluca Briguglia
Despite its many ambiguities, the Belle Époque in Europe is generally considered a peaceful period of progress, artistic liveliness and scientific advancement. Yet, along these few decades, manyEuropean countries experienced a new typeviolence, not necessarily bound to war, but to the emergence of armed associations such as armies, paramilitary movements, Royal militias. It is often thought that this kind of violence wascharacteristic of decades after the First World War and perhaps even its consequence, so little attention was paid to the birth of paramilitary violence during the decades prior to the outbreak of the conflict.
Sole24Ore Briguglia 17.4.2016