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Italy : the enduring culture

Italy : the enduring culture

Author: Jonathan White
Publisher: London : Leicester University Press [i.e. Continuum], [2006?]
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Exploring the age-old culture of death in Sicily in the light of Mafia killings of public figures and aspects of Italian society and culture, this book also considers, in the context of Italian  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan White
ISBN: 0826489427 9780826489425
OCLC Number: 863532801
Notes: True imprint taken from cover.
Originally published: London : Leicester University Press, 2000.
Description: xiii, 346 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Plates; List of Illustrations; Preface; Introduction: Italy in the Cultural Cosmorama; 1. Cities, Dantesque and Other; 2. Sexuality, Class and Economics: The Decameron as Originary Text; 3. 'The Architect Achieves His Victory': Renaissance and Later Ideal Cities; 4. 'When the Kissing Had to Stop': Eighteenth-century Venice - Apotheosis or Decline?; 5. Opera, Politics and Television: Bel Canto by Satellite; 6. Mimesis or Montage? Reflections on the Languages of Literature and Cinema; 7. The Triumph of Death: History in the Sicilian Context; 8. 'A Fine Funeral of Our Identities'? The Italian Diaspora of the Modern Epoch; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Jonathan White.


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"It is the perfect book to give to a student who wants to know why we should study Italy today, and it will be appreciated by those who already know something about Italy's past. Peter Bondanella, Read more...

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