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Assassins against the Old OrderItalian Anarchist Violence in Fin de Siècle Europe$
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Nunzio Pernicone and Fraser M. Ottanelli

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780252041877

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252041877.001.0001

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Terrorists Or Giustizieri?

Terrorists Or Giustizieri?

Chapter:
(p.171) Conclusion Terrorists Or Giustizieri?
Source:
Assassins against the Old Order
Author(s):

Nunzio Pernicone

Fraser M. Ottanelli

Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252041877.003.0009

The conclusions discusses how political assassinations committed by Italian anarchists were not the product of conspiracies carried out by criminals and madmen. Rather they were the consequence of Italy’s grinding poverty and authoritarian methods of dealing with popular unrest and dissent, of the economic and political pressures that fostered mass migration, and finally, of the cosmopolitan nature of Italian anarchism. All six of the attentatori discussed in this book did not engage in acts of terrorism against faceless victims but instead struck out against those monarchs and chiefs of state deemed responsible, directly or indirectly, for crimes perpetrated against themselves, the people, or the anarchist movement.

Keywords:   Political assassinations, Italian anarchists, Cosmopolitan, Attentatori, migration, terrorism

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