After earning a degree in law, Curcio fought on the Piave front in World War I. He was a professional journalist from 1922 to 1934, in 1928 he became a professor of political history at the University of Perugia, and then a full professor from 1934. From 1938 to 1943 he was head of the political science faculty in Perugia. In 1950 he moved to Florence, where he remained until 1968, the year he left teaching, having reached the upper age limit. Born in Naples, Curcio lived in an original way the conflicts of the 20th century. He became distinguished for the importance of the research content of his works, which still today attract wide historiographical interest.

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