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Tired of Living: Suicide in Italy from National Unification to World War I, 1860-1915 (Studies in Modern European History)

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Tired of Living: Suicide in Italy from National Unification to World War I, 1860-1915 (Studies in Modern European History)

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    Ty Geltmaker (Author)
This original work examines the bases for the widespread belief among Italians during their first fifty years as a unified country that suicide was a growing epidemic. The story of this concern over the rise in suicide is told within the context of related debates over Italy s emerging national identity and what it meant to be Italian. Many commentators saw suicide in this period as a -safety valve- peculiar to Italy s late political and economic development. Popular -Degeneration- theories gave scientific credibility to such sociological analyses, while the Roman Catholic Church linked the rise in suicide to the secular unification of the state. Controversies over a resurgence of dueling and a fascination with war as -indirect- suicide are examined in this overview of Italian social, cultural, and legal history.'
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  • PDF | 137 pages
  • Ty Geltmaker (Author)
  • Peter Lang Publishing Inc: 1 edition (1 April 2002)
  • English
  • 6
  • Health, Family Lifestyle
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