È morto Denis Mack Smith, il professore inglese che insegnò la storia agli italiani

Amato dai lettori e criticato dagli accademici, ha scritto numerose opere sul Risorgimento e sul fascismo

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Insegnare e far appassionare gli italiani alla loro storia. È forse un’impresa che solo un inglese avrebbe potuto intraprendere, Denis Mack Smith, morto all’età di 97 anni. Lo storico britannico non è mai piaciuto troppo agli accademici del nostro Paese, sin da quando nel 1959 pubblicò in italiano la sua “Storia d’Italia” che ha avuto una grande fortuna. I suoi libri sono ancora su numerosissime bancarelle dell’usato e negli scaffali delle case degli italiani.

Amato dai lettori, accusato dai critici, il professore di Oxford, esperto di Risorgimento e fascismo, ha scritto numerose biografie, tra cui quella di Garibaldi, Cavour (duramente criticata dallo storico Rosario Romeo) e Mussolini, che hanno avuto una grandissima diffusione. Il suo nome fu affiancato a quello di Indro Montanelli e non certo per fargli un complimento. Veniva visto dagli accademici più come un divulgatore che come uno storico. Attento al motto di spirito e all’aneddoto, più che alle fonti e alle carte.

Stessa critica rivolta al giornalista italiano, di cui i professori universitari accusavano la monumentale Storia d’Italia di pressappochismo, medaglia di cui faceva vanto. Dello storico, Montanelli scriveva: «Io sono un vecchio amico di Mack Smith, di cui ho sempre ammirato la vivacità e ricchezza del racconto storico: retaggio della sua formazione accademica inglese». Anche se condivideva solo in parte la sua visione sul Risorgimento.

Nato a Londra il 3 marzo del 1920, si è laureato a Cambridge, ha collaborato con Benedetto Croce in Italia e insegnato ad Oxford. Nel 1954 ha pubblicato il suo primo libro, uno studio su Cavour e Garibaldi. Tra le altre opere una Storia della Sicilia del 1968, tante biografie, oltre a vari ritratti dei più grandi personaggi della storia italiana e numerosi saggi.

Xusuusta Dilkii Haleey Gen. Salaad Gabeyre Kadiye, Ceynaanshe Iyo Dheel: SAWIRRO

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Xusuusta dilkii haleey Gen. Salaad Gabeyre Kadiye, Ceynaanshe iyo Dheel: SAWIRRO


Jul 3, 2017 – Kacaankii Luggooyo – Luulyo 3, 1972, abbaarahii 08:00 subaxnimo ayaa maanta oo kale ka soo wareegatay 45 sanno, dil murugo leh, si waxashnimo ahna loogu fuliyay General Salaad Gabeyre Kadiye, General Mohamed Aynanshe Guleid iyo Col. Abdulkadir Dheyl Abdulle.

Dabcan, gacan ku dhiiglayaasha dilka sameeyay waxaa ugu weynaa kaligii taliye Siyaad Barre, laakin dhagar qabayaalkii kale oo iyagana, sida firfircoon ugu lug yeeshay, ayaa laga xusi karaa Mohamed Ali Samater, Ismail Ali Abokor, Abdalla Mohamed Fadil (oo dhintay), Ahmed Suleyman Dafle, Mohamud Gelle Yusuf iyo Abdulkadir Haji Masaleh. Continue reading

Suqatra

Suqatra.
Jaziirada Layaab leh oo ay Dagaan Beesha Carab saalax ee loo yaqaano Meheri Ismaaciil.
Sidoo kale Carab Saalaxu waxay dagaan Puntland, Meheri ismaaciil wuxuu la Dhashay Daarood ismaaciil waxayna leeyihiin Luuqad u Gooni ah oo la Dhaho Luuqada Mehra.

The overlooked aspects of the formal state failure in Somalia: the colonial legacy and the incessant international scramble for Somalia

The overlooked aspects of the formal state failure in Somalia: the colonial legacy and the incessant international scramble for Somalia
Moment Research CONSULTANCY 

Moment History Society – May 6, 2017 – The (formal) Somali State collapsed in January 1991. Since then, up until mid-2012, Somalia had had no central government and the country symbolised what is called “failed state”. On the other hand, to the surprise of many international observers, Somalia and its people have not failed but instead progressed and (to some extent) prospered amid stateless socio-economic reality. Local forms of governance, based mainly on traditional values and the age-old Somali customary laws (known as Xeer) that were previously suppressed by the colonial administrations and the subsequent formal state, have (re)emerged to take over from the centralised state which had failed to provide essential public services to its citizens long before it eventually ceased to exist. Continue reading

Marxaladihii ay soo mareen ciidanka Xoogga dalka Soomaaliyeed!

Marxaladihii ay soo mareen ciidanka Xoogga dalka Soomaaliyeed!

Posted on April 12, 2017 Moment HISTORY Society 


Taariikhda Ciidanka Xoogga dalka Soomaaliya waa mid ka mid ah Hantida ugu faca weyn oo ay leeyihiin shacabka Soomaaliyeed, waa hanti ma guurto ah iyo Xasuus ku keydsan dadka garan kara qiimaha ay leedahay 12 April.

Taariikhda Xooga Dalka Soomaaliya waa arrin markasta laga hadlayo oo ay kaaga dhex muuqanaayso sharaf, karaamo, magac wanaagasan, geesinimo iyo guulo ay u soo hooyeen umadda Soomaliyeed, islamarkaana markaaad dhinaca kale ka eegto iyo sida ay yihiin ciidamada Xooga Dalka Soomaaliya aad dareemeyso murug, nasiib daro ku dhacday Xooga Dalka Soomaaliya iyo Masiibo qaran oo u baahan xal deg deg ah. Continue reading

Akhriso: Taariikhda Ciidanka Xoogga Dalka Soomaaliyeed Iyo Dhibaatada Maanta


Akhriso: Taariikhda Ciidanka Xoogga Dalka Soomaaliyeed Iyo Dhibaatada Maanta


Moment HISTORY Society – Apr 12, 2017 – Ciidanka xoogga dalka Soomaaliyeed ayaa maanta u dabaaldegaya sanad-guuradii 57-aad ee aasaaskooda, cabsi dateed waxaa xiran isu socodka waddooyinka Muqdisho taasi oo ku tuseysa awoodda ciidanka iyo khatarta dalka ka jirta.

Dhibaatada Ciidamada Heysata Waxaa Lagu Soo Koobi Karaa: Continue reading

The Year 1950 in History

IMG_7365The Year 1950 in History

Sunday April 9, 2017
Moment HISTORY Society

After all-night discussions on November 21, 1949, the General Assembly of the United Nations, after section by section approval, overwhelmingly accepted the resolution by a vote of 48 to 1 and 9 abstentions, placing Somalia under Italian Trusteeship. The lone dissenting voice being that of Ethiopia, the abstaining Powers were: Byelorussia, Czechoslovakia, France, New Zealand, Poland, Sweden, Ukraine, USSR and Yugoslavia. It is interesting to note that Soviet Union and the Eastern European States, despite their strong opposition to the resolution, decided not to vote against it.

However, a considerable period of time had elapsed before actual handover process between the British military occupation and the incoming Italian administration took place. In its resolution, the General Assembly of the United Nations had called upon the Trusteeship Council to negotiate with Italy over a draft trusteeship agreement to be submitted for approval by the General Assembly no later than its fifth regular session in 1950. The resolution recommended, inter alia, that Italy should be invited to undertake the provisional administration of Somalia. Two weeks after the General Assembly made its recommendations; the Trusteeship Council has taken initial steps for carrying out the provisions on Somalia were taken by establishing a special committee with the task of preparing a draft Trusteeship Agreement.

Instituting the Trusteeship Arrangement- Ethiopia attempts to delay the process Continue reading