Project

The use of ancient Christianity in the romanità as a part of the political religion of Italian fascism

Duration
01 October 2007 → 30 September 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
    • Theology and religious studies
Keywords
myth religion ideology
 
Project description

The project analyzes the position of religion, Christian and pagan, in Italian fascism, more specifically in the so-called 'romanità' or 'Romanness'. This myth was one of the cornerstones of fascism. The analysis of the position of religion is situated in the idea of fascism as a form of modern, political religion.