The Mafia of a Sicilian village, 1860-1960: a study of violent peasant entrepreneurs
This study seeks to account for the rural mafia in western Sicily in the 19th & 20th centuries through a detailed examination of the overall social networks mafiosi of a particular peasant community formed with other individuals.
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