Zofia and Livio Odescalchi in Two Epistolary Sources

Iwona Dorota

(Università degli Studi di Milano)
E-mail: iwona.dorota[at]unimi.it
ORCID: 0000-0002-7268-3686
DOI: 10.31261/FLPI.2020.02.08
„Fabrica Litterarum Polono-Italica” 2020, nr 1, s. 95-108

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The princely Odescalchi family was at the center of political and social events of 1847-1848 in Rome, in the midst of the revolutionary turmoil that shook Europe in general. Such events are mirrored in the correspondence of Zygmunt Krasiński and the Odescalchi-Branicka couple. Zofia and Livio come across as active figures, deeply engaged politically and emotionally. Along with their correspondence, Krasiński’s letters represent a complex canvas of facts and imagination, emotions and events, depicting many of the crucial figures and developments of the 19th century.