Emilio Gentile, tra i più internazionali dei nostri storici, racconta la Grande Guerra coniugando la meticolosità del ricercatore alla brillantezza del narratore. Cinquantatré mesi che per molti studiosi rimangono un 'mistero', una singolare mescolanza di odio e amore (ci fu anche quello) che ci riconduce al mistero della vita umana. Simonetta Fiori, "la Repubblica" La Grande Guerra segnò la fine di un mondo, pose le premesse di un altro spaventoso conflitto, aprì la fase storica che, un secolo dopo, continua a svolgersi sotto i nostri occhi. Uno dei più autorevoli storici della contemporaneità ricostruisce con un piglio narrativo notevole le cause e gli sviluppi dell'attentato di Sarajevo. Corrado Augias, "la Repubblica" Fotografie, dipinti, pagine di giornale, immagini di propaganda. Per Emilio Gentile le immagini non sono illustrazioni, ma materiali di ricerca. Questo racconto delle principali vicende della prima guerra mondiale porta l'inconfondibile impronta del suo prestigioso autore. Alessandro Zaccuri, "Avvenire"
Author: Spencer M. Di Scala, Emilio Gentile
This book describes Mussolini’s little-known radical ideology, including his activities in Switzerland, relationship with revolutionary syndicalism, and radical journalism. It provides an in-depth treatment of the young Benito Mussolini as a revolutionary Socialist and describes the political maneuverings that took a major European Socialist party by storm before the First World War. It explains the process of how he came to dominate Italian Socialism until the crisis caused by Italy’s intervention in World War I. It illuminates Mussolini’s leadership qualities and his rise to leader of the Italian Socialist Party.
Questo saggio storico illustra le vicende personali dei pionieri dell'obiezione di coscienza al servizio militare dell'Italia postunitaria. Tra gli elementi che vengono ripresi e approfonditi per spiegare la temperie culturale in cui questi primi obiettori si manifestarono, vi sono i crescenti diritti concessi dal neonato Regno d'Italia, le spinte ideali delle associazioni per la pace, la larga diffusione del pensiero di Tolstoj, l'eco del Risveglio religioso americano, la nonviolenza evangelica nonché le incoerenze e i tradimenti degli ideali cristiani da parte delle gerarchie ecclesiastiche di quasi ogni chiesa
La marcia su Roma
Author: Emilio Gentile
Publisher: Gius.Laterza & Figli Spa
Una brillante sintesi della marcia su Roma: le prime ore d'insurrezione nel paese, la titubanza del Re, la lentezza del governo, le trattative fallite, le contraddizioni del contesto politico e sociale.
Fascism was the first and prime instance of a modern political religion. Rereading signs, symbols, cults, and myths, Italy's leading scholar of Fascism offers a new history of Italian nationalism as a civic religion, albeit in its extreme form, and of Italian Fascism as a vital catalyst for contemporary mass politics. Emilio Gentile decodes Italy culturally, going beyond political and social dimensions that explain Italy's Fascist past in terms of class, or the cynicism of its leaders, or modernizing and expansionist ambitions. By looking back at the Risorgimento's civic and moral renewal of the Italians as a free people educated in the faith and worship of a "national religion," at the jarring countereffects of the secularized nation-state not trusting mass political mobilization, and at Fascism's retrieval of history from Rome, the French Revolution, and Romanticism, Gentile reconstructs the cultural configurations of a sacred politics. He shows how Mussolini used the concept of propaganda as a project in civic pedagogy, and how the Fascists thus cultivated a new consciousness that filled the void left by the decline of traditional religion. Fascism mobilized the masses through spectacle and public ceremony in an effort to conquer and shape the mentality and customs of a still emerging nation.
How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child Centuries ago there lived-- "A king!" my little readers will say immediately. No, children, you are mistaken. Once upon a time there was a piece of wood. It was not an expensive piece of wood. Far from it. Just a common block of firewood, one of those thick, solid logs that are put on the fire in winter to make cold rooms cozy and warm.
Politics as Religion
Author: Emilio Gentile
Publisher: Princeton University Press
This is a comparative history of civil and political religions from the American Revolution to the eve of the Third Millennium. Emilio Gentile explores and explains the sacralisation of politics as one of the most universal, appealing and appalling phenomena of modernity.
La Grande Italia
Author: Emilio Gentile
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
La Grande Italia traces the history of the myth of the nation in Italy along the curve of its rise and fall throughout the twentieth century. Starting with the festivities for the fiftieth anniversary of the unification of Italy in 1911 and ending with the centennial celebrations of 1961, Emilio Gentile describes a dense sequence of events: from victorious Italian participation in World War I through the rise and triumph of Fascism to Italy's transition to a republic. Gentile's definition of "Italians" encompasses the whole range of political, cultural, and social actors: Liberals and Catholics, Monarchists and Republicans, Fascists and Socialists. La Grande Italia presents a sweeping study of the development of Italian national identity in all its incarnations throughout the twentieth century. This important contribution to the study of modern Italian nationalism and the ambition to achieve a "great Italy" between the unification of Italy and the advent of the Italian Republic will appeal to anyone interested in modern European history, Fascism, and nationalism. Best Books for Special Interests, selected by the American Association of School Librarians, and Best Books for Regional General Interests, selected by the Public Library Association
The People's War Book
Author: James Martin Miller, H S Canfield, He R C Barnum Co
Publisher: Scholar's Choice
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During the inter-war period, Italy saw the rapid development of ultra-nationalist & populist politics, which led to the Fascist Party's establishment of a totalitarian state, with the party leader exhaulted as an almost divine figure. This text traces the upheavals in Italian politics & society of the times.
Author: Emilio Gentile
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Considers how the Bush presidency has affected religion in political life.
The Age of Extremes
Author: Eric J. Hobsbawm
Publisher: Peter Smith Pub Incorporated
"Hobsbawm divides the century into the Age of Catastrophe, 1914-1945; the Golden Age, 1947-1973; and the Landslide, 1973-1991 and moves data into an era whose revolutions have transformed us more thoroughly than in any period--Publisher's description.