Angelo Del Boca
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language of expression: Italian
occupation: journalist, writer, historian
Angelo Del Boca (born May 23, 1925 in Novara) is an Italian historian. He is specialized in the study of the Italian Colonial Empire, and the involvement in Libya, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia during the first part of 20th century. Del Boca was the first post-WWII Italian scholar to devote himself extensively to the study of Fascist Italian's expansion in Africa, and to publish information on the crimes committed by the Italian army in Ethiopia and Libya during its period of Fascism and World War II. He was editor of the Anti-Fascist newspaper Il Giorno, and professor of Contemporary History in the University of Turin's Faculty of Political Science. He took part in the Italian resistance movement. In 2002 Del Boca received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Lucerne.
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