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An Armchair Traveller's History of Apulia.

An Armchair Traveller's History of Apulia.

Author: Desmond Seaward
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Chicago Distribution Center (CDC Presses) 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
A historical guide to the landscapes, cave towns, frescoed churches, Romanesque cathedrals, and Gothic castles of Apulia.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Desmond Seaward
ISBN: 9781907973765 1907973761
OCLC Number: 951749879
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: An Armchair Traveller's History of Apulia; Contents; Author Biographies; Foreword: Old Apulia; 1. Introduction; Part I: The Gargano; 2. The Gargano; 3. Monte Sant' Angelo; 4. The Norman Conquest --
of Apulia; 5. San Giovanni di Rotondo and Padre Pio; 6. The Gargano Coast and the Tremiti; 7. The Heretic from Ischitella; Part II: Hohenstaufen Country; 8. "The Wonder of the World"; 9. Castel del Monte; 10. The Emperor's Faithful Andria; 11. The Land of Manfred; Part III: The Tavoliere; 12. Foggia and the Tavoliere; 13. The Tavoliere: Lucera, Troia and Cerignola; 14. Life on the Old Tavoliere. 15. LatifondismoPart IV: The Adriatic Shore; 16. Cathedral Cities on the Coast; 17. King Ferrante's Coronation at Barletta, 1459; 18. Trani; Part V: Bari; 19. The Catapans; 20. Old Bari; 21. Bari, 1647 --
Revolution; 22. New Bari; Part VI: The Murge; 23. The Murge; 24. Cities of the Murge; 25. The Battle of Cannae, 216 BC; 26. Maundy Thursday at Noicattaro; 27. The Masserie; 28. The Via Appia; 29. Horace, the Apulian; 30. Life at Altamura; Part VII: The Cave Dwellers; 31. The Cave Dwellers; 32. Gravina-in-Puglia; 33. Matera; Part VIII: Trulli and the Difesa di Malta; 34. Trulli. 35. The Difesa di Malta36. The Duel at Ostuni; 37. Brigands; Part IX: Tàranto and Brìndisi; 38. Classical Tàranto; 39. Two Men from Taras; 40. The Princes of Tàranto; 41. The Travellers' Tàranto; 42. Brìndisi; Part X: Lecce and the Baroque; 43. Lecce; 44. Don Cirò, the Bandit Priest; 45. Baroque in the Salento; 46. A Band of Brigands --
the Vardarelli; 47. Tarantismo; Part XI: Greek Apulia; 48. The Byzantine Terra d'Òtranto; 49. The Castle of Otranto; 50. Manduria; Part XII: Three Little Courts; 51. Conversano; 52. Martina Franca; 53. Francavilla Fontana; Part XIII: Risorgimento? 54. The Death of the Regno55. The Brigands' War; 56. "A War of Extermination"; Part XIV: Epilogue; 57. Apulia Today; Acknowledgements; Further Reading; Short Chronology; Historical Gazetteer.


A story of the heel of Italy - Puglia - as told by travellers. It has beautiful landscapes, cave towns and frescoed grotto churches, wonderful old cities with Romanesque cathedrals, Gothic castles  Read more...


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