John Foot

John Foot is Professor of Modern Italian History at Bristol University. He writes for the Guardian and regularly reviews books for the Times Literary Supplement, The London Review of Books, The Literary Quarterly and History Today.

Milan Since the Miracle: City, Culture and Identity came out in 2001 and Calcio: A History of Italian Football was published by Fourth Estate in April 2006. Pedalare, Pedalare!: A History of Italian Cycling was published by Bloomsbury in 2011.

His book, The Archipelago: Italy Since 1945, chronicles Italy’s turbulent history from the post-war period to the present day and was published in May 2018 by Bloomsbury.

His new book Blood and Power: The Rise and Fall of Italian Fascism was published by Bloomsbury on 9 June 2022.

All of his books have been translated into Italian with leading publishers such as Feltrinelli, Laterza and Rizzoli.

He was awarded the Serena Medal for eminent services towards the furtherance of the study of Italian history by the British Academy in 2019.

The Italian translation of The Archipelago was awarded the Premio Fiuggi Storia Europa in 2019.

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