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Carlo Varotti gradueted at University of Bologna, with degree thesis about Tacito’s influences in Guicciardini’s political thought and historiography. Since 1987 to 1989 he partecipated in researches of A.R.U.B. (“Archivio Rinascimentale e umanistico di Bologna”). Since 1989 he taught ancient Literatures in high schools; since 1992 to 1999 he was Latin and Italian culture permanent state teacher. Since 1999 to 2006 he menaged the Italian Studies library of Bologna University. Since 2007 is assistent professor in Italians Studies Department of University of Parma.
His main research fields are: Renaissance political thought and Renaissance; XVth and XVIth Century Historiography; Manzoni and romantic drama; the XX century novel. He also take interest in literature teaching method, writing textbooks for secondary schools (publishers: La Nuova Italia, Calderini, Bruno Mondadori), and teaching in “S.S.I.S” (Master’s degree for secondary school teachers) in universities of Bologna (2002-2007), Parma (2007-2009) and Bressanone (2003-2009).
He also partecipated in international Congress and meetings. Particularly we specify: Machiavelli diplomatico storico letterato (Lousanne, 1996); Bologna nell’età di Carlo V e di Guicciardini (Bologna, 2000); Giordano Bruno si Renasterea in perspectiva unei culturi europene fara frontiere (Bucuresti, 2000); Storiografia repubblicana fiorentina: 1494-1570 (Lousanne, CH, 2001); Idee e Figure Del "Conciliatore" (Gargnano del Garda, 2003); Machiavelli senza i Medici (Lousanne; 2004); Il teatro di Machiavelli (Gargnano del Garda, 2004) Herodote à la Renaissance (Paris, 2009); Letteratura di Guerra (Bologna, 2009) Humanism, the Culture of the Book, and the Posthuman Age (Eugene, OR. USA, 2010).
Main publications (we indicate only volumes, in chronological order):
Censimento delle cronache bolognesi, Il Nove, Bologna, 1990 (cum aliis);
Commentary of N. Machiavelli’s Discorsi sopra la prima Deca di Tito Livio (Bollati Boringhieri, Torino, 1993).
Commentary of F. Guicciardini‘s Dialogo del reggimento di Firenze (Bollati Boringhieri, Torino, 1994; 2nd ed. 2006).
Gloria e ambizione politica nel Rinascimento, Bruno Mondadori, Milano, 1998.
Cos’è un testo letterario (con L. Chines), Carocci, Roma, 2001 (8th reprint., 2009)
Il Romanticismo (with G. M. Anselmi), Bruno Mondadori, 2003 (IIa ed. 2009);
Dal Barocco all’Illuminismo, Bruno Mondadori, 2004 (IIa ed. 2010);
La parola e il racconto. Scritti su Luciano Bianciardi, Bononia University Press, Bologna, 2005;
Alessandro Manzoni, Bruno Mondadori, Milano, 2006.
Francesco Guicciardini, Liguori, Napoli, 2009.
Critical edition (with A. Montevecchi) and commentary of N. Machiavelli’s Istorie fiorentine (National Edition of Machiavelli’s Writings), Salerno editrice, Roma 2010; Vol. I, pp. 77-450: vol II, pp. 451-1050.
Critical edition and commentary of N. Machiavelli’s Vita di Castruccio Castracani (National Edition of Machiavelli’s Writings, Salerno editrice, Roma 2010; 2 volumes), vol. I, pp. 1-66.
Commentary of Francesco Guicciardini's Ricordi, Roma, Carocci, 2013.
Cos'è un testo letterario (con L. Chines), 2 edition amplified, Roma, Carocci, 2015

Completion accademic year: 2019/2020

Completion accademic year: 2018/2019

Completion accademic year: 2017/2018

Completion accademic year: 2016/2017

Completion accademic year: 2015/2016

Completion accademic year: 2014/2015

Completion accademic year: 2013/2014

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  • First cycle degree (DM 270) Humanities A.Y. 2019/2020
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) Humanities A.Y. 2018/2019

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