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Il Duce's Explorer: The Adventures of Giuseppe Tucci and the Italian Policy in Orient from Mussolini to Andreotti: With the Correspondence of Giulio Andreotti

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The idea of writing a history of the Italian scholar Giuseppe Tucci (1894-1984) developed initially from an exchange of Sanskrit letters between Tucci and the pandit, Hem Raj Sharma (1879-1953), the Royal Preceptor of Nepal, which I first came across in late 1998, early 1999.

The book in its original Italian was published on January 29, 2012 by the publishers Memori (Rome) and Asiatica Association (Milan), in two volumes totaling 1,495 pages. In truth, this first printing was a proof, in order to partake in a national competition (a qualification for full and associate professors) – which I am grateful to have won!

The second edition, this time intended for the public, was printed on August 13, 2012, and became an immediate and unexpected success, receiving excellent reviews, both scientific and journalistic.

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Why This Blog on Giuseppe Tucci?

tucci_quadro_nepal1So why did I decide to open the first English blog on Giuseppe Tucci – and on my book Il Duce’s Explorer: The Adventures of Giuseppe Tucci and the Italian Policy in Orient from Mussolini to Andreotti: With the Corrispondence of Giulio Andreotti – published in Italian: Milano: Memori, Rome, Asiatica, Milan, Sept. 2012?:

1. Giuseppe Tucci (1894-1984) was one of the greatest scholars in the world  – on Tibet, India, China, Nepal, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sanskrit, and Asian Studies. He was an excellent historian and also one the leading historians of Tibetan artl.

2. He was and remains to this day famous throughout Asia – India, Nepal, Tibet, China, Japan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Central Asia.

3. Tucci is famous not only as a scholar, but as an archeologist, a representative of Mussolini in Japan, as the soul and director of the former IsMEO (Italian Institute for the Middle and Far East, then ISIAO), and.. as a spy!

4. Next to nothing is known on Italian policy in Asia by Benito Mussolini (1921-45) and Giulio Andretti (1947-84), with the exception of Renzo De Felice’s short 1988 book on Arabs, Jews and Indians in Mussolini’s politics.

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