The Rough Guide History of Italy

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Rough Guides, 2003 - 366 pagina's
The centre of Europe's first great empire and of the cultural resurgence of the renaissance, italy has left its mark all over the world. The Rough Guide Chronicle lays out the country's whole story, from its pre-Roman tribes through to the present-day nation of Berlusconi, Ferrari and Gucci. Featuring a continuous time-line, sidebars on Julius Caesar, St Francis, Michelangelo, Savonarola, Garibaldi and a host of other topics, plus dozens of illustrations and quotations, The Rough Guide Chronicle is a vital reference for travellers and students alike.

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Etruscan mural c 470 BC Tomb of the Triclinium Tarquinia
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The Temple of Ceres Athena at Paestum
19
The Colosseum
37
Christian mosaic basilica of SantApollinare Nuovo Ravenna
68
Seventeenth century tapestry of Countess Matilda of Canossa
77
Detail from Giottos fresco of St Francis of Assisis Renunciation
87
Dante and his poem by Domenico di Michelino
99
Tempio Malatestiano Rimini
113
The later 16th and 17th centuries 145182
145
The Council of Trent anonymous artist
151
The Battle of Lepanto by Paolo Veronese
158
Enlightenment and reform 183218
183
The Risorgimento 219253
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The kingdom of Italy 255280
255
Fascist Italy and World War 281308
281
Modern Italy 309338
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Detail from Andrea Mantegnas Camera degli Sposi bridal
122
Bust of Brutus by Michelangelo
135
Portrait of Pope Julius by Raphael
141

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Rough Guides are written by expert authors who are passionate about both writing and travel. They have detailed knowledge of the areas they write about--having either traveled extensively or lived there--and their expertise shines through on every page. It's priceless information, delivered with wit and insight, providing the down-to-earth, honest read that is the hallmark of Rough Guides.

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