Sandro Sticca, professor of French and comparative literature, has recently published a new book: Dal Census arcaico romano al Censimento di Tocco Casauria del 1881 (L’Aquila – Roma, Studia Italica. 2010). In the wake of his discovery last year of an 1881 census of the town of Tocco Casauria, in Abruzzo, Italy, Sticca traces the history of the census from its earliest recorded institution by Servius Tullius (c. 579-c. 535 B.C.), Rome’s sixth king, to the reign of Caesar Augustus (63 B.C.-A.D. 14) with particular analysis of the census tradition both in Italy and other European countries up to the 19th century.
September 14, 2010