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Emilio Gentile

Italian historian

1946   -  

country of citizenship: Italy
language of expression: Italian
educated at: Sapienza University of Rome
occupation: historian
award received: Premio Burzio

Emilio Gentile (born 1946, in Bojano) is an Italian historian specializing in the ideology and culture of fascism. Gentile is considered one of Italy's foremost cultural historians of fascist ideology. He studied under Renzo De Felice and wrote a book about him.Gentile is a professor at the Sapienza University of Rome. He considers fascism a form of political religion. He also applied the theory of political religion to the United States after the September 11 attacks. In 2003, Professor Gentile was awarded the Hans Sigrist Prize.
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