The article introduces the volume Nuclear Italy: an International History of Italian Nuclear Policies during the Cold War. The book analyses the history of Italy’s involvement in nuclear energy during the Cold War, through the perspective of international and comparative history. The 16 essays included here, written by scholars from different disciplines, underline the influence of the international context of the Cold War on Italian nuclear policies, both civilian and military. The essays shed new light on the Italian nuclear experience, thanks in part to archival sources only recently made available.
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The conference was promoted by Elettra Sincrotrone S.C.P.A. and the Department of Humanities of the University of Trieste, in collaboration with the Department of Political Science of the University of Roma Tre and the Department of Documentary, Linguistic-Philological and Geographical Sciences of the Sapienza University of Rome.
Translator’s note: Then a well-known politician and leader of the Italian Social Democratic Party, soon to become President of the Italian Republic (1964–1971). Ippolito was accused of supposed mismanagement of the CNEN. He spent two years in jail but was later pardoned.
Bini, E., Londero, I. (eds): Nuclear Italy: an International History of Italian Nuclear Policies during the Cold War. EUT, Trieste (2017)
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Translated from the Italian by Daniele A. Gewurz
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Bini, E. About Nuclear Italy: an International History of Italian Nuclear Policies during the Cold War. Lett Mat Int 6, 211–213 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40329-018-0248-y
- Nuclear energy
- Cold War
- Contemporary history
- History of science