The structure of the books, one devoted to the nineteenth-century and one to the twentieth-century, is based on closely related document entries and personnel entries, centered on particular events and personalities connected with the Assicurazioni Generali, the largest insurance company in Italy and third in the world, starting out from some of the most significant records preserved in the insurance company s historical archives. General historical profiles and short accounts of curiosities from contemporary news reports set the entries against their national and international background. The lavishly illustrated volumes are completed by essays on specific aspects of the company s history and its archives, and by a comprehensive index of all the management positions from 1831 to 1981, in alphabetical and chronological order.
Established in Trieste, Italy, in 1831, Assicurazioni Generali is a major player in the global insurance industry, present in more than 60 countries. Its historical archive preserves documents produced or acquired since 1831, their founding year, to the end of the twentieth-century.