The Two Mafias

A Transatlantic History, 1888–2008

  • Authors
  • Salvatore Lupo

Part of the Italian and Italian American Studies book series (IIAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Salvatore Lupo
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  3. Salvatore Lupo
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  4. Salvatore Lupo
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  8. Salvatore Lupo
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 185-236

About this book


A realistic understanding of the mafia must avoid depictions both of a monolithic organization and of localized, isolated groups. Here, renowned historian Salvatore Lupo analyzes the mafia as a network of varied relationships and institutions, the result of a complex cultural and social encounter that was shaped by multiple, diverse environments.


crime environment history organization

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-57848-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-49137-4
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