The George L. Mosse Program inaugurates a program of Visiting Scholars
with the campus visit of Emilio Gentile, the distinguished historian of Italian fascism.
Emilio Gentile is Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Rome-La Sapienza. He is on the editorial board of The Journal of Contemporary History and is the co-editor of the journal Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions. Among his most recent books are The Sacralization of Politics in Fascist Italy (Harvard University Press, 1997); La via Italiana al totalitarismo: Il partito e lo Stato nel regime fascista (Rome 1995, English translation, The Italian Road to Totalitarianism, forthcoming, Cass Publishers): La Grande Italia: Ascesa e decline del mito nazionale nel XX secolo (Milano, 1997 English translation, Great Italy: The Rise and Fall of the Myth of the Nation in the Twentieth Century, University of Wisconsin Press, forthcoming); Le origini dell’ideologia fascista (revised and enlarged edition, Bologna, 1996, English translation, The Origins of Fascist Ideology, Enigma Books forthcoming); Fascismo e antifascismo: I partiti italiani fra le due guerre mondiali (Firenze, 2000); Le religioni della politica: Fra democrazie e totalitarismi (Rome-Bari, 2001, English translation by Princeton University Press forthcoming); Fascismo: Storia e interpretazione (Rome-Bari, 2002); Renzo De Felice: Lo storico e il personaggio (Rome-Bari, 2003). Forthcoming: The Struggle for Modernity: Nationalism, Futurism, and Fascism (Westport-London, Praeger Books).
Prof. Gentile was recently awarded the Sigrist Prize by The University of Bern, Switzerland.
- September 16
Seminar discussion: Italian Fascism as a Movement.
11:00 a.m. • 5257 Mosse Humanities