The Sicilian Mafia


I submitted my Master’s thesis in History to the University of Copenhagen in 1994, on the subject of Mafia. Money and Politics in Sicily 1950-94. It is an analysis of the role the Sicilian mafia has played in Sicilian and Italian society, economically and politically, after WWII.

The following year my thesis was published in Danish by Museum Tusculanum Press, followed three years later by an updated English translation.

The English version is:

Seindal, René, “Mafia, money and politics in Sicily 1950-1997,
1998, 192 p., ISBN 87-7289-455-5.
Translated to English by W. Glyn Jones.
Prices Dkr. 198, €20, $31

It is available from the publishers,, or Barnes and Noble.

The Danish version is:

Seindal, René, “Mafia, penge og politik på Sicilien 1950-95,
1995, 225 p., ill., ISBN 87-7289-310-9.
Prices Dkr. 198, €20, $31

It is available from the publishers.