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Marrying and Divorcing in Postwar Europe

Ideological Struggles Across the Iron Curtain

Stefania Bernini    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    



Taking Italy and Poland as its main case studies, this book re-examines the major political and ideological confrontations that crossed Cold War Europe from the perspective of ordinary families and of those who sought to regulate the way in which they lived. Crossing the iron curtain, and looking at two countries hardly ever brought together in historical analysis, the book shows the extent to which the battle over the regulation of family and marriage shaped the social, political and cultural landscape of postwar Europe.

Keywords: Italy. Poland. Cold War. Postwar. Family. Marriage. Divorce. Catholic Church. Communism.

Submitted: April 15, 2019
Accepted: Nov. 20, 2019
Published: Jan. 11, 2020

Language: en

ISBN (print): 978-88-6969-395-3
ISBN (ebook): 978-88-6969-394-6
DOI 10.30687/978-88-6969-394-6

permalink http://doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-394-6

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