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Author Fentress, James.

Title Rebels & mafiosi : death in a Sicilian landscape / James Fentress
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2000


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Description 297 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents 1. The Setting: Sicily before the Mafia -- 2. The 1848 Revolt -- 3. The 1860 Revolution -- 4. 1866: The Sette Mezzo Uprising and the Week's Republic in Palermo -- 5. Cosche and Mafiusi -- 6. Violent Brotherhoods: The Mafia from 1866 to the Stoppaglieri -- 7. Mafia and Politics: The Caso Notarbartolo
Summary "For centuries, Sicilian "men of honor" have fought the controls of government. Between 1820 and 1860, rebellions shook the island as these men joined with Sicily's intellectuals in the struggle for independence from the Bourbon Kingdom of Naples. This lively account - the first to locate the emergence and evolution of the mafia in historical perspective - describes how those rebellions led to the birth of the modern mafia and traces the increasing influence of organized crime on the island."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-288) and index
Subject Mafia -- Italy -- Sicily -- History.
Crime -- Italy -- Sicily -- History.
Government, Resistance to -- Italy -- Sicily -- History -- 19th century.
Revolutions -- Italy -- Sicily -- History -- 19th century.
Sicily (Italy) -- Social conditions.
LC no. 99055041
ISBN 0801435390 (cloth)
Other Titles Rebels and mafiosi