Born Oct. 11, 1924, in Giarre, Catania Province, Sicily. Italian liberal historian. Corresponding member of the National Academy of Lincei (1974).
Romeo is a professor at the University of Rome. In 1964 he became director of the Institute of Modern and Contemporary Italian History. He began his scholarly work at the Italian Institute of Historical Research in Naples. Initially, Romeo represented the neo-Crocean historical school, although he later changed his views; his strong interest in the study of socioeconomic problems was contrary to the traditional postulates of neo-Croceanism. Romeo’s works deal with modern Italian history, chiefly with the period of the Risorgimento.
WORKSIl risorgimento in Sicilia. Bari, 1970.
Risorgimento e capitalismo. Bari, 1970.
Breve storia della grande industria in Italia. Bologna, 1972.
Cavoureilsuo tempo (1810–1842). Bari, 1969.