Federico Chabod

Chabod, Federico


Born Feb. 22, 1901, in Aosta; died July 4, 1960, in Rome. Italian historian. Director of the Italian Institute of Historical Research in Naples (1947); editor in chief of the journal Rivista storica italiana (1948–60).

During the fascist German occupation of Italy from 1943 to 1945, Chabod was active in the partisan movement in Valle d’Aosta. In 1946, after autonomy had been granted to the region, he headed its local government. His historical ideas were greatly influenced by the ethical and political world view of B. Croce. Chabod’s research focused on political ideas, the bearers and originators of these ideas, and the ruling elite. Many of his works were devoted to the Renaissance. His best known work is The History of Italy’s Foreign Policy from 1870 to 1896, of which only one volume was completed. In this work, Chabod presents a broad and many-sided picture of the ideological and political life of Italy after the country’s unification.


Lo stato di Milano nell’impero di Carlo V. Rome, 1934.
Storia della politico estera italiana dal 1870 al 1896, vol. 1: Le premesse. Bari, 1951.
L’Italia contemporanea (1918–1948), 3rd ed. Turin, 1970.
Storia dell’ idea d’Europa. Bari, 1962.
L’idea di nazione. Bari, 1967.
Scritti su Machiavelli. Turin, 1964.
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Se puede comprender que un investigador hable con entusiasmo de sus valiosos maestros, una laudatio intensa; pero resulta incomodo aceptar la vituperatio o el juicio sumarisimo de figuras sobresalientes del pensamiento moderno, como Rene Descartes (1596-1650), Francis Bacon (1561-1626), Wilhelm Dilthey (1833-1911), Georg Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), Johan Huizinga (1872-1945), Hans Baron (1900-1988), Giovanni Gentile (1875-1944), Paul Oscar Kristeller (1905-1999), Federico Chabod (1901-1960) y tantos otros como aparecen mencionados en su texto.
Herder (y para mayores detalles remito al lector a los resumenes que de el han hecho Federico Chabod y Jon Juaristi) (1) fue quien denuncio con eficaz perspicacia el universalismo de la Ilustracion, y a esa idea un tanto chata, inocente, del hombre antepuso la diversidad originaria de las naciones.
Lo dice Federico Chabod al resaltar que la idea moderna de nacion esta asociada al culto de la alta montana.
1) Federico Chabod, La idea de nacion, Mexico, FCE, 1987, y Jon Juaristi, El bosque imaginario, Madrid, Taurus, 2000.
Looking at the other end of the Renaissance, Federico Chabod offered a model of the political abdication of Italy's ruling class in his study of sixteenth-century Milan.
Qualche riflessione su Per una storia religiosa dello stato di Milano di Federico Chabod.
The defeat at Agnadello (1509), as Federico Chabod argued long ago, did not cause an internal redistribution of power, but accelerated Venice's obvious disappearance as a powerful European state.