Studi Classici e Orientali (SCO), Studi Classici e Orientali LVIII - Anno 2012 (edito nel 2013)

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Nolte e Furet

Giovanni Sabbatucci


Nolte and Furet

Nolte and Furet, a German and a French historian respectively, belong
to the same generation and share the same vague definition of ‘revisionist’.
But their intellectual origins and historical methods are very different.
Furet has proposed a re-examination of the French Revolution in
contrast with the marxist ‘orthodoxy’, and a disenchanted analysis of
the communist ‘illusion’.
Nolte’s researches on Fascisms and Nazism as a response to Bolshevism,
have raised the so-called Historikerstreit; as a result, he has been
pushed to more radical positions. After a short account on the correspondence
between Nolte and Furet (edited in 1997), the author expresses
his own preference for Furet.

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Studi Classici e Orientali - Dipartimenti di Filologia, letteratura e linguistica e di Civiltà e forme del sapere dell'Università di Pisa - ISSN: 0081-6124