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The Resource Italy : be fluent in Italian life and culture, [editor in chief: Andrew Whittaker]

Italy : be fluent in Italian life and culture, [editor in chief: Andrew Whittaker]

Label
Italy : be fluent in Italian life and culture
Title
Italy
Title remainder
be fluent in Italian life and culture
Statement of responsibility
[editor in chief: Andrew Whittaker]
Title variation
Speak the culture, Italy
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Italy has a bewildering cultural patrimony. Where do you start? With Giotto? With Caravaggio? In murky Etruscan tombs or the mighty Roman Pantheon? Speak the Culture: Italy sifts through a sprawling 3,000 year saga and makes sense of it; dissecting architecture, music, food, art, literature, cinema and much more. Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Mussolini: you've heard of them, but how did they live? What were their achievements and failings, and how are they remembered in Italy today? Speak the Culture: Italy explores the place of these and other figures in the national identity, in the story that made the modern nation. Culture is covered in its broadest sense, extending into the everyday modes of life - the food and drink, religion, politics, sport, character and so on. On one side lies the famous lust for life, expressed in everything from the Carnevale Di Venezia to the family mealtime; on the other lies a darker story of organised crime, corruption and political transience. And while the Italian peninsula has its ancient history, as a state the famous boot, or Lo Stivale, remains young, so the nuances of strong, surviving regional identities are also revealed."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
306.0945
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DG441
LC item number
.I89 2010
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Whittaker, Andrew
Series statement
Speak the culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • National characteristics, Italian
  • Civilization
  • Manners and customs
  • National characteristics, Italian
  • Travel
  • Italy
  • Landeskunde
  • Mentalität
  • Nationalcharakter
Label
Italy : be fluent in Italian life and culture, [editor in chief: Andrew Whittaker]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Identity: the foundations of Italian culture -- Literature and philosophy -- Art, architecture and design -- Music, theatre, dance and comedy -- Cinema and fashion -- Media and communications -- Food and drink -- Living culture: the state of modern Italy
Control code
434563906
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781854186287
Lccn
2010293504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)434563906
Label
Italy : be fluent in Italian life and culture, [editor in chief: Andrew Whittaker]
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Identity: the foundations of Italian culture -- Literature and philosophy -- Art, architecture and design -- Music, theatre, dance and comedy -- Cinema and fashion -- Media and communications -- Food and drink -- Living culture: the state of modern Italy
Control code
434563906
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781854186287
Lccn
2010293504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)434563906

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