History (various) > The pursuit of Italy
History (various) Gilmour, D: The pursuit of Italy
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- ISBN: 9780141043418
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The "Pursuit of Italy" traces the whole history of the Italian peninsula in a wonderfully readable style, full of well-chosen stories and observations from personal experience, and peopled by many of the great figures of the Italian past, from Cicero and Virgil to Dante and the Medici, from Cavour and Verdi to the controversial political figures of the twentieth century. The book gives a clear-eyed view of the Risorgimento, the pivotal event in modern Italian history, debunking the influential myths which have grown up around it. Gilmour shows that the glory of Italy has always lain in its regions, with their distinctive art, civic cultures, identities and cuisine and whose inhabitants identified themselves not as Italians, but as Tuscans and Venetians, Sicilians and Lombards, Neapolitans and Genoese.
|Series||History (various)||Title||The pursuit of Italy|
|Publication Date||April 2012||Authors||D Gilmour|
|Inspection Copy||No||Delivery||Out of stock - expected on 03/03/2020 if you order today|
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