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Italy and the potato : a history, 1550-2000

Author: David Gentilcore
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Continuum, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Little has been written about the potato's Italian history. Italy, like the rest of Europe, owes a lot to the 'Columbian exchange'. As a result of this process, in addition to potatoes, Europe  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Gentilcore
ISBN: 9781441140388 1441140387
OCLC Number: 741023625
Description: xiii, 243 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The 'perverse strangeness of the seasons': 1816-17 --
2. An exotic American in Italy: 1573 --
3. The potato apostles: 1764-67 --
4. 'Substituting potatoes for wheat': the late nineteenth century --
5. 'Up here it makes more sense to plant potatoes': potatoes, population and emigration in Italy's mountain regions --
6. 'New and broader horizons': the twentieth century --
7. Epilogue: the post-modern Italian.
Responsibility: David Gentilcore.

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