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Fear Guards the Lemon Grove

Engels | 08-05-2024 | 208 pagina's


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The Sicilian mafia is probably the most famous criminal organisation in the world. It’s been known to exist at least since the 1870s, when a Sicilian landlord documented how a local group of mafia members threatened and harassed his business to the point that he had to escape from the island. Over the years, the Cosa Nostra and its North American offshoots have been depicted in numerous books, movies and works of popular culture. Yet the origins of the mafia have been regarded as something of a mystery. What factors explained its sudden appearance in Sicily after Italy’s unification in 1860-61? Were the mafiosi truly ‘men of honour’, as they called themselves, protecting poor, ordinary citizens from an oppressive state – or did their activity arise as a bulwark against communism? 'Fear Guards the Lemon Grove’ investigates one of the major catalyst for the rise of the mafia in Sicily: the surge in demand for lemons and oranges that began in the first half of the 19th century.


EAN :9789083345956
Uitgever :Idea Books B.V.
Publicatie datum :  08-05-2024
Uitvoering :Paperback / softback
common.Language :Engels
Hoogte :227 mm
Breedte :168 mm
Dikte :20 mm
Gewicht :526 gr
Status :Op voorraad bij leverancier
Aantal pagina's :208