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    Crime, Disorder, and the Risorgimento: The Politics of Policing in Bologna (Cambridge Studies in Italian History and Culture) (Paperback) By (author) Steven C. Hughes, Series edited by Gigliola Fragnito, Series edited by Cesare Mozzarelli, Series edited by Robert Oresko, Series edited by Geoffrey Symcox

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    DescriptionThis 1994 book provides a meticulous examination of the ideology, structure, and functions of papal police as they operated in the city and province of Bologna in the period before Italian unity. In doing so, it also offers an important new perspective on the Risorgimento in the region. The author argues that after the Restoration the papal government maintained much of Napoleon's police apparatus in order to enhance its absolute power as an administrative monarchy; but the new police soon found themselves incapable of dealing effectively with the prevailing problems of the day, including political conspiracy, rampant unemployment, widespread poverty, and endemic crime in city and countryside alike. In 1828 and 1847 the papal government was forced to allow Bologna's elites to arm themselves in posse-style 'citizen patrols'. On each occasion the patrols became a rallying point of reform and, eventually, revolution.


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    Title
    Crime, Disorder, and the Risorgimento
    Subtitle
    The Politics of Policing in Bologna
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steven C. Hughes, Series edited by Gigliola Fragnito, Series edited by Cesare Mozzarelli, Series edited by Robert Oresko, Series edited by Geoffrey Symcox
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 504 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521893817
    ISBN 10: 052189381X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DST
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3J
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JKSW1
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: 1DST
    DC21: 363.2094541
    LC classification: HV8215.B65 H84 1994
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 363.209454
    Thema V1.0: NHD, JKSW1
    Edition
    4
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    5 b/w illus. 2 maps 2 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    04 July 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    "Hughes's work constitutes an important contribution to understanding the process of formation and consolidation of the modern police force..." Journal of Modern History "...he expands our knowledge of the politics of policing in the nineteenth century and lends empirical support to John Davis' argument about the extent to which the relationship between politics and policing was a casual factor in the making of a united Italy...a welcome contribution beyond the series in which it appears..." Italian Politics and Society At no point does the wealth of archival material he mined, or his close examination of the style and fluctuating intensity of Bolognese crime and disorder, obscure the core theses he presents...the work is finely written and the chapter-ending conclusions are models of clarity. This monograph demonstrates the need for similar regional studies." The Catholic Historical Review "This well-researched, carefully crafted book makes an important contribution to the historical literature on modern Italy. It will also be read with profit by scholars of comparative nineteenth-century social history and criminology." American Historical Review "...the arguments are provocative and cogent ones which will force historians of the Risorgimento to look beyond the political activities of the liberals and radicals, and consider how the failure of governments in the peninsula to address the concerns of public safety was a significant factor in directing elites toward a unitary solution for Italy. Hughes has produced a model study written with verve and persuasiveness which merits a prominent space among the studies emerging on social disorder and criminality in nineteenth-century Europe." Marion S. Miller, Journal of Modern Italian Studies
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. Setting the stage: Bologna, the ancien regime, and Napoleon; 2. Consalvi's troops; 3. Functions and failures; 4. Public order and the revolution of 1831; 5. Reform and failure; 6. Reform and revolution; 7. The search for stability and the turn to Piedmont; 8. Epilogue: risorgimento, freedom, and repression; 9. Conclusion.