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Society and the Professions in Italy, 1860–1914

Society and the Professions in Italy, 1860–1914


Part of Cambridge Studies in Italian History and Culture

Maria Malatesta, Andrea Camelli, Aldo Mazzacane, Marco Santoro, Paolo Frascani, Michela Minesso, Alberto Mario Banti, Giovanni Montroni, Fulvio Cammarano, Luigi Musella
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  • Date Published: June 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521893831

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  • This is the first social and cultural study of the principal 'free' professions in Italy between unification and the First World War. It is a major contribution both to our understanding of the history of the bourgeoisie in Italy and to the developing role of professions in modern European society. The first section discusses the formation of modern Italian engineering, notarial occupations, law, and medicine, and the close involvement of members of the professions with the State and the university. The second section makes an important contribution to the study of Italian society of the period. It analyses the interrelation between the professions, the nobility and Parliament, and examines the social status of members of the professions – how they saw themselves, and how they were viewed by others. The collection as a whole offers a fresh review of the modern Italian bourgeoisie.

    • The first book ever published on the history of the principal Italian professions
    • Links the history of the formation of the professions with their role in society
    • Makes an important contribution to the history of the Italian bourgeoisie and to modern European social history
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    • Date Published: June 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521893831
    • length: 352 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Maria Malatesta
    Part I. The Formation of the Professions:
    1. Universities and professions Andrea Camelli
    2. A jurist for united Italy: the training and culture of Neapolitan lawyers in the nineteenth century Aldo Mazzacane
    3. Officials and professionals: notaries, the State and the market principle Marco Santoro
    4. Between the State and the market: physicians in liberal Italy Paolo Frascani
    5. The engineering profession 1802–1923 Michela Minesso
    Part II. Professions and Society:
    6. Italian professionals: markets, incomes, estates and identities Alberto Mario Banti
    7. Aristocracy and professions Giovanni Montroni
    8. The professions in Parliament Fulvio Cammarano
    9. Professionals in politics: clientelism and networks Luigi Musella.

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    Maria Malatesta, Università degli Studi, Bologna, Italy


    Maria Malatesta, Andrea Camelli, Aldo Mazzacane, Marco Santoro, Paolo Frascani, Michela Minesso, Alberto Mario Banti, Giovanni Montroni, Fulvio Cammarano, Luigi Musella

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