The fascist university of Bologna and Giovanni Gentile, an unpublished conference from 1930

In 1924 the Fascist University was founded in Bologna. This essay reconstructs the foundation of this study centre, its cultural purposes and contacts with the academic world Giovanni Gentile had frequent relations with this cultural centre. On March 9th, 1930 he participated in a crowded lecture making a speech that was to remain unknown. It is published here and analyzed in relation to his complete works and the reactions aroused in Bologna and in the national cultural environments. The essay ends with the circumstances that led to the closing of the Fascist University in 1933 and the consequences they caused.
Keywords Gentile, Giovanni  Fascist University  Vita Nova  L'Assalto  Bologna 1930
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