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Francesco Barbagallo

Francesco Barbagallo is full Professor of Contemporary history at the Federico II University of Naples. Since 1983 he directs the journal “Studi Storici”. He published many volumes on the history of contemporary Italy and specifically on the Italian Mezzogiorno; essays on methodological issues, historiography, history of the Italian Communist Party and he also coordinated the realisation of History of Republican Italy (Turin 1994-1997). Among his publications are: L’Italia repubblicana. Dallo sviluppo alle mancate riforme. 1945-2008 (Roma, Carocci 2009). With Editori Laterza: Storia della camorra (2010); La questione italiana. Il Nord e il Sud dal 1860 a oggi (2013) and Napoli, Belle Epoque 1885-1915 (2015).

- Languages: it
Naples had always excelled in the most diverse cultural fields: it had philosophers, scholars and jurists, but also engineers and architects, the 'canzone napoletana' [Neapolitan song] as a cultural industry, department stores of a European standard, entrepreneurial initiatives and advanced social struggles.