Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
A Political History of National Citizenship and Identity in Italy, 1861-1950$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Sabina Donati

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804784511

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804784511.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM STANFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.stanford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Stanford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in SSO for personal use.date: 21 September 2021

National Risorgimento, the Piedmontese Solution and the Origins of Italian Monarchical Subjecthood (1859–1866)

National Risorgimento, the Piedmontese Solution and the Origins of Italian Monarchical Subjecthood (1859–1866)

Chapter:
(p.14) (p.15) Chapter One National Risorgimento, the Piedmontese Solution and the Origins of Italian Monarchical Subjecthood (1859–1866)
Source:
A Political History of National Citizenship and Identity in Italy, 1861-1950
Author(s):
Sabina Donati
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804784511.003.0002

This chapter details the genesis and first characteristics of the national civic bond that united the peoples of the peninsula following the unification of Italy under the Savoy monarchy. Focusing on the period from 1859 to 1866, it examines the birth of Italian monarchical subjecthood within the context of national Risorgimento; it outlines the peculiar civic divisions that persisted-during the first years of unified Italy-through the regional application of specific pre-unification citizenship norms; and it then discusses the first post-unification Civil Code, introduced to consolidate nation-statehood with peninsulawide citizenship rules. In the course of the discussion, it also highlights the use of jus sanguinis and jus soli in Italy, and includes a comparison with contemporary Germany. Finally, drawing on current scholarship about racial thinking, it enriches the analysis with references to domestic racial discourse on Southern Italians as “internal Others” within a unified country.

Keywords:   Italian citizenship, monarchical subjecthood, Civil Code, jus sanguinis, jus soli, Risorgimento, nation-statehood, internal Others, Southern Italians, italianità

Stanford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.