Rosario Villari

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Villari, Rosario


Born July 12, 1925. Italian historian.

Villari wrote studies on the social and economic history of the Kingdom of Naples and other Italian states in the 17th through 19th centuries and on the historical explanation of the backwardness of southern Italy (The Southern Question) from a Marxist point of view.


Mezzogiorno e contadini nell’ eta moderna. Ban, 1961.
II sud nella storia d’Italia: Antologia della questione meridionale … Ban, 1961.
Conservatori e democratici nell’ Italia liberale. Bari, 1964.
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As an extended prehistory of one of the uprisings that convulsed the Spanish Monarchy in the mid-seventeenth century, For the Common Good is inevitably reminiscent of Rosario Villari's classic La rivolta antispagnola a Napoli (Bari, 1967), though Corteguera shares neither Villari's somewhat schematic Marxism nor, regrettably, his broad historical vision or his success in explaining the origins of a significant revolt.