In the Name of Italy: Nation, Family, and Patriotism in a Fascist Court

Title

In the Name of Italy: Nation, Family, and Patriotism in a Fascist Court

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Description

Explores the shifting perceptions of the importance of individual rights and community responsibilities in interwar Italy. Focusing on the proceedings of the case revealed in local documents and national court records, the account of the woman who pit Fascist officials against the national government engages legal scholars, historians, onomasticians, and theorists of Fascism, nationalism, and borderlands in debates over the nature of citizenship and the meanings of nationalism, patriotism, and justice. It explores Fascist legal reform and sheds light on the nature of Fascist authority, demonstrating the fragmentation of power, the constraints of dictatorship, and the limits of popular quiescence. The widow's triumph indicates that while Fascist dictatorship appeared in many guises, dissent adopted many masks. Winner of The Smith Prize [From Amazon.com]

ISBN

9780823243396

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

Fordham University Press

City

New York, NY

Keywords

Luigia Barbarovich Paulovich, Trieste (Italy), Fascism, Italian politics, Trials

Disciplines

Constitutional Law | Cultural History | European History | Legal History | Political History