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Le Centre universitaire méditerranéen de Nice et les stratégies d'influence de l'Italie fasciste. Entre légitimations croisées et suspicions mutuelles

Abstract : The “Centre universitaire méditerranéen” of Nice (Mediterranean University Center, CUM), founded in 1933 under the aegis of the University of Aix-Marseille, maintained ambivalent relations with fascist Italy. Its administrator, the writer Paul Valéry, and its director, Maurice Mignon, ceaselessly asked Rome to send to Nice specialists in the Italian language and culture. Initially, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs preferred to commission the local committee of the Dante Alighieri Society to represent Italy and the Italian language at the CUM. But when Franco-Italian political relations deteriorated, the establishment of the longtime requested “Italian Chair” became a strategic aim of fascist Italy. Rome agreed to finance an Italian lecturer at the CUM from 1938 onward, following not merely an academic ambition but a strategy of irredentism.
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Jérémie Dubois. Le Centre universitaire méditerranéen de Nice et les stratégies d'influence de l'Italie fasciste. Entre légitimations croisées et suspicions mutuelles. Relations internationales, Presses Universitaires de France, 2014, n° 158 (2), pp.27. ⟨10.3917/ri.158.0027⟩. ⟨hal-02996354⟩

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