Angelo Del Boca

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Angelo Del Boca (born May 23, 1925 in Novara) is an Italian historian. He is specialized in the study of the Italian Colonial Empire, and the involvement in Libya, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia during the first part of 20th century. Del Boca was the first post-WWII Italian scholar to devote himself extensively to the study of Fascist Italian's expansion in Africa, and to publish information on the crimes committed by the Italian army in Ethiopia and Libya during its period of Fascism and World War II.[1] He was editor of the Anti-Fascist newspaper Il Giorno, and professor of Contemporary History in the University of Turin's Faculty of Political Science. He took part in the Italian resistance movement. In 2002 Del Boca received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Lucerne.[2]

Books by Del Boca[edit]

  •  ???? La Nostra Africa
  • 1963 La Scelta
  • 1965 Fascism Today
  • 1965 La Guerra d'Abissinia, 1935-1941 English translation The Ethiopian War 1935-1941'
  • 1995 Il Negus (biography of Hayla Sellase (Haile Selassie)); English translation The Negus, 2012 Arcada Books
  • 1996 Il Gas di Mussolini
  • 2007 A un passo dalla forca, Baldini Castoldi Dalai, Milan 2007
  • 2009 La storia negata. Il revisionismo e il suo uso politico, published by Neri Pozza.
  • 2005 Italiani, brava gente?


  1. ^ Introduction by Richard Pankhurst in The Negus (Arcada Books, 2012)
  2. ^ "Honorary Doctorates - University of Lucerne". Retrieved 2019-05-15.

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