The terms geostoria and geostorico, here examined from a lexicographical and a morphological perspective, are recorded only in the last two editions of the Zingarelli dictionary, but are attested in Italian already towards the end of the 19th and in the first two decades of the 20th century. The earliest attestations of the corresponding French and English forms date from approximately the same period. The diffusion of the term geostoria in Italian results undoubtedly to a large extent from the adoption of the term géohistoire, with specific semantic connotations, by French historian Fernand Braudel from the 1940s onwards. The recent revival of the term in Italy and its consequent introduction in the last two editions of the Zingarelli dictionary, however, are due to its diffusion in the educational system, where the Syllabus Reform of 2010 has fused into one the subjects of History and Geography in secondary schools.
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