Paolo Emiliano Giudici

Paolo Emiliani Giudici (* June 13, 1812 at Mussomeli Sicily, † September 8, 1872 in Tonbridge, England ) was an Italian literary historian and literary scholar.

After studying literature in 1848 he received a professorship at the University of Pisa, but lost this position when grasping the political reaction movement in the course of the restoration after a few months.

Now he concentrated on his literary work and published his estimated by a specialist audience, " Storia della letteratura italiana " (1855, 2 vols ). Also, a " Storia del teatro italiano " he began to issue from which, however, in 1860, first appeared only later reissued first band, and which pursues its object only up to Lorenzo de Medici.

In addition, he pursued historical studies, went to in countless uninterrupted feuds fragmenting life of large, small and smallest Italian communes of the past by and designed an interesting picture of it in his " Storia dei comuni italiani ", which, however, in 1851 at Florence, in three volumes, badly mutilated by the censor, and appeared in 1866, 15 years later, content replenished and formally Revised: edited.

Acumen and thorough knowledge Giudici distinguished as a historian of, but his style was challenged during his lifetime as incorrect and subjective.

He also wrote a novel, " Beppe Arpia " (1851 ), which was judged favorably, and provided a translation of the English into Italian history Macaulay (1856, two volumes). Only the national rebirth of the Renaissance in Italy helped him to a permanent public employment as a professor of aesthetics and secretary to the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence; also he was in 1867 elected to the Italian Parliament.

He died during a trip to England on 8 September 1872 in Tonbridge.


  • Beppe Arpia ( 1851)
  • Storia dei comuni italiani ( 1851)
  • Storia della letteratura italiana (1855, 2 vols ).
  • Storia del teatro italiano (1860 )