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Gypsies in Germany and Italy, 1861-1914: Lives Outside the Law

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By the early 20th century, Gypsies in Germany and Italy were pushed outside the national community and subjected to the arbitrary whims of executive authorities. This book offers an account of these exclusionary policies and their links to the rise of nationalism, liberalism, and the modern bureaucratic state. Using detailed archival research, Illuzzi offers a new framework for addressing the pressing contemporary question of Roma discrimination, rooting it not in the exception of fascism, but liberal notions of equality before the law. By the eve of the First World War, being a 'German' or 'Italian' Gypsy was impossible. Being a Gypsy meant being outside the state and outside the law.

About the Author

Jennifer Illuzzi is an Assistant Professor of History at Providence College, USA.

Table of Contents

1. The Modern Bureaucratic State of Exception
2. Complex Realities: Executive Power and the Police
3. Executive Struggles in Italy 1861-1909
4. Executive Struggles in Germany 1870-1909
5. The Courts, 1861-1914
6. Conclusion: The Modern Bureaucratic State and Gypsy Exclusion

Product Details

ISBN:
9781137401717
Author:
Illuzzi, Jennifer
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
World History-Germany
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.43 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » Germany » General
History and Social Science » World History » Italy
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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