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Debating Divorce in Italy: Marriage and the Making of Modern Italians, 1860-1974 Mark Seymour

Debating Divorce in Italy: Marriage and the Making of Modern Italians, 1860-1974

Mark Seymour

Published August 27th 2008
ISBN : 9781281361240
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290 pages
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The popular referendum of 1974 which affirmed Italys recently-won divorce law is widely regarded as a turning point in modern Italian history, but the long story behind that struggle has remained largely unfamiliar. Using the debates over divorce asMoreThe popular referendum of 1974 which affirmed Italys recently-won divorce law is widely regarded as a turning point in modern Italian history, but the long story behind that struggle has remained largely unfamiliar. Using the debates over divorce as a lens, this book is a study of the quest to modernize Italy, Italians, and Italian marriage. Although the 1974 referendum settled Italys ?divorce question, ? the issues at the heart of that question ? particularly the relationship between individual rights, the state, and religion ? remain central to modern politics