Series 14 Vol 3 No 2 (2020)

Riflessioni storiografiche italiane sulle civiltà del Sudest asiatico

Alessandro Di Meo
Università degli Studi della Tuscia, Viterbo

Published 2021-07-28


  • cultural broker,
  • translation history,
  • cultural globalization,
  • Italian Kingdom,
  • Southeast Asia,
  • italian historiography
  • ...More

How to Cite

Di Meo, A. (2021). Riflessioni storiografiche italiane sulle civiltà del Sudest asiatico. Bollettino Della Società Geografica Italiana, 3(2), 75-86.


This paper deals with the historiographic reflections on the civilizations of Southeast Asia, written by some Italian scholars who explored this area in the second half of the Nineteenth century. These texts were translations of summaries, unpublished notes intended for reworking, introduction to ethnographic studies. Their publication testifies to the trans-cultural circulation of historical and political information between Indochina and Italy, caused by political initiatives (the opening of diplomatic relations with Siam and Burma) and by expeditions financed by some scientific institutions, such as the Genoa Natural History Museum.