Il Presepio

Antropologia e storia della cultura

The crib is a fragile and enchanting fiction. In his punctual return, every December 25, there is something magical that concerns each of us: believers, atheists or indifferent. A nostalgia that takes us back to childhood Christmases, when we opened the box taken in the attic, or in the cellar, and with eyes full of amazement we pulled out the small figurines one after the other.

Maurizio Bettini accompanies us through the centuries to discover the stories hidden behind the tradition. At the end of the journey we will no longer look at that familiar and wonderful landscape with the same eyes.

Maurizio Bettini
Year of Publication
Translated in:
Seuil (2019)
With the title:
Noël - aux origines de la crèche
Editori associati (tassonomia)