De Martino, Ernesto (1908–1965)
Italian professor of the history of religions, considered to be
one of the most significant and influential figures in modern
Italian folk studies and anthropology. De Martino was born December
1, 1908, in Naples, Italy, and studied at the University
of Naples. He developed an active interest in parapsychology
as related to ethnology and anthropology, about which he
wrote several books.
Sources
De Martino, Ernesto. Morte e Pianto rituale nel Mondo antico
(Death and ritual dirge in the ancient world). N.p., 1958.
———. Sud e Magia (South Italy and magic). 2nd ed. Milan
Feltrinelli, 1971.
———. La Terra del Rimorso (The land of remorse). N.p.,
1961. Winters, Christopher, ed. International Dictionary of Anthropologists.
New York Garland, 1991.