Spouse’s choice: Turin 1782-1865

Author/s Andrea Borgione
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/115 Language Italian
Pages 19 P. 86-104 File size 162 KB
DOI 10.3280/PASS2022-115007
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From 1782 to 1865, in Turin, a judicial instrument, originally conceived for the purpose of reinforcing paternal authority over offspring, was transformed, by the French experi-ence and especially after 1848, into a legal device to obtain the opposite: to force, that is, the recalcitrant fathers to accept, willingly or unwillingly, the affective choices of a genera-tion influenced by romanticism and no longer willing to submit to the logic of arranged marriages.

Keywords: Risorgimento, French Revolution, Choice of spouse, Enlightenment, Disinher-itance

Andrea Borgione, La scelta del coniuge: Torino 1782-1865 in "PASSATO E PRESENTE" 115/2022, pp 86-104, DOI: 10.3280/PASS2022-115007