Villari, Rosario 1925-

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Villari, Rosario 1925-


Born July 12, 1925, in Bagnara, Italy; son of Francesco and Isaia Anna Villari; married Degioannis Aldina, 1948 (died, 1972); married Arcidiacono Elvira, 1976 (marriage ended); married Santi Anna Rosa, 1994; children: Francesco, Antonella. Ethnicity: "Italian." Education: Earned fine arts degree, 1947.


Home—Rome, Italy. E-mail—[email protected].


University of Messina, Messina, Italy, teacher, 1959-70; University of Florence, Florence, Italy, teacher, 1971-78; University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy, teacher of early modern history, 1979-95, director of Department of Medieval and Modern History, 1992-94, professor emeritus, 1996—. Visiting professor at St. Antony's College, Oxford, 1974, Newbery Library, 1980, and Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, 1981-82. Italian Parliament, member, 1976-79.


Accademia dei Lincei, Accademia Pontaniana.


La rivolta antispagnola a Napoli, Laterza (Bari-Rome, Italy), 1967, translation published as The Revolt of Naples, Polity Press (Cambridge, England), 1993.

(Editor) L'Uomo barocco, Laterza (Bari-Rome, Italy), 1991, translation published as Baroque Personae, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 1995.


Il Sud nella storia d'Italia, Laterza (Bari-Rome, Italy), 1961.

Mezzogiorno e contadini nell'età moderna, Laterza (Bari-Rome, Italy), 1961.

Conservatori e democratici nell'Italia liberale, Laterza (Bari-Rome, Italy), 1964.

Storia dell'Europa contemporanea, Laterza (Bari-Rome, Italy), 1971.

Ribelli e riformatori dal XVI al XVIII secolo, Editions Riuniti (Rome, Italy), 1979.

Mezzogiorno e democrazia, Laterza (Bari-Rome, Italy), 1979.

Elogio della dissumulazione: la lotta politica nel Seicento, Laterza (Bari-Rome, Italy), 1987.

Com'e nata l'Italia: il Risorgimento, Editions la Repubblica (Rome, Italy), 1991.

Per il re o per la patria: la fedeltà nel Seicento, Laterza (Bari-Rome, Italy), 1994.

Mille ami di Noria: della città medievale all' unità dell'Europa, Laterza (Bari-Rome, Italy), 2000.

Sommario di storia three volumes, Laterza (Bari-Rome, Italy), 2005.


Rosario Villari once told CA: "I began my research with a contribution to the revived discussion on the ‘question meridionale’ and to the study of political debate in Italy from the Risorgimento to the rise of fascism. During the early years of my research, I also took an interest in the social history of eighteenth-century Italy, particularly in the crisis of feudal regime. I then developed interests in the early modern relations between Italy and Spain, the Neapolitan revolution of 1647 and the seventeenth-century European revolutions. While working on these subjects, I continued to analyze and discuss historical problems relating to socialist movements and democratic systems in Europe and Italy."

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