Alfonso Di Nola

Anthropologist, writer of religious forms (He has conceived and directs The encyclopedia of religions), investigator of magic, cabala, Islamic cultures, the rituals of rice and silence, popular traditions, with “Lo specchio e l’olio le superstizioni degli italiani” adds another stone to the great and complex building he has been working to build for 40 years.

His researches on agricultural cultures are irreplaceable and precious and, in the general dissolution of the rural world, they acquire the particular value of a last extreme witness.