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Feuding, Conflict and Banditry in Nineteenth-Century Corsica

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ISBN-10: 0521522641

ISBN-13: 9780521522649

Edition: N/A

Authors: Stephen Wilson

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Corsica is associated in many people's minds with vendetta and banditry, but these phenomena have not been studied systematically. Using accounts by visitors and officials and particularly judicial records, this book provides such a study for the nineteenth century. Accounts of specific feuds lasting over many generations are given, including that which inspired Mrime's Colomba, and the whole phenomenon is set in its proper context of competition for scarce material resources and power in a traditional agro-pastoral society. Attitudes to death and the dead are examined, and reveal a divergence between local practice and belief and official Christianity, and the persistence of the notion…    
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Book details

List price: $50.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

Stephen Wilson was Professor of Conceptual and Information Artsat San Francisco State University. His previous publications includeUsing Computers to Create Art and Information Arts: Intersections of Art,Science, and Technology.

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Corsica in the nineteenth century
The history and incidence of feuds
Conflict and its causes: conflicts of material interest
Conflict and its causes: conflicts of honour
Conflict and its causes: intrafamilial conflict
Conflict and its causes: inter-community conflict
Obligation and organization in the feud
Immunity and disruption
Concilation and peacemaking
Feuding and the courts
Patronage and political conflict
Banditry
Death and the dead
Conclusion
Appendices
List of abbreviations
Notes
Sources and bibliography
Index