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Fate, Honor, Family and Village: Demographic and Cultural Change in Rural Italy Since 1800

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The Italian peasantry has often been described as tragic, backward, hopeless, downtrodden, static, and passive. In Fate and Honor, Family and Village, Rudolph Bell argues against this characterization by reconstructing the complete demographic history of four country villages since 1800. He analyzes births, marriages, and deaths in terms of four concepts that capture more accurately and sympathetically the essence of the Italian peasant's life: Fortuna (fate), onore (honor, dignity), famiglia (family), and campanilismo ...

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Fate, Honor, Family and Village: Demographic and Cultural Change in Rural Italy Since 1800
2017, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138523463

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Fate, Honor, Family and Village: Demographic and Cultural Change in Rural Italy Since 1800
2007, Routledge, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780202309163

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