Edition: 2023
Pages: 340
Series: EL
ISBN: 9788842075448

Fascism. History and interpretation

Emilio Gentile



“Gentile is among the greatest and most original historians of fascism in the world”. Robert Gordon, Cambridge University “In the international field, Gentile is the most refined historian of fascism there is – both methodologically and theoretically speaking”. Roger Griffin, Oxford Brookes University “Among modern-day scholars of fascism, Gentile stands out for his ability to combine highly rigorous research with the development of new conceptual models”. Adrian Lyttelton, “L’Indice” 

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Emilio Gentile

Emilio Gentile is an historian of international renown, he is emeritus professor at ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome. He received the Hans Sigrist Prize at the University of Berna for his studies on the religions of politics. Among his main works published by Laterza, often reprinted and translated all over the world: The Cult of the Lictor: the sacralisation of politics in fascist Italy; Politics as religion; Fascism: History and interpretation; Fascism in three chapters; God’s democracy: American religion after September 11 (Burzio Prize); Stone fascism; Two gunshots, ten million dead, the end of a world; The March on Rome and Fascism in Power; The leader and the Crowd; “In a democracy people are always sovreign” False!.

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