Sacrificed for honor: Italian infant abandonment and the politics of reproductive control

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Beacon Press, 1993 - Social Science - 252 pages
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Recounts the nineteenth century Italian system in which unmarried pregnant women were required to give their babies to foundling homes where most died of starvation or disease

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Disturbing, but fascinating and strangely gripping. Set mostly in Italy in the 1800s, this book describes the role of honor in families (and the loss of honor for families of women when they became ... Read full review


Introduction I
A History
two Bastards the Church and Honor

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He is a professor anthropology & history at Brown University. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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