Debating Divorce in Italy

Marriage and the Making of Modern Italians, 1860–1974

  • Authors
  • Mark Seymour

Part of the Italian and Italian American Studies book series (IIAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Mark Seymour
    Pages 1-9
  3. Mark Seymour
    Pages 11-34
  4. Mark Seymour
    Pages 35-58
  5. Mark Seymour
    Pages 59-83
  6. Mark Seymour
    Pages 85-112
  7. Mark Seymour
    Pages 213-222
  8. Mark Seymour
    Pages 223-229
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 231-290

About this book


The popular referendum of 1974 which affirmed Italy's 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.


fascism history law marriage reform

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-53392-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-60174-1
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