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The Resource Between salt water and holy water : a history of Southern Italy, Tommaso Astarita

Between salt water and holy water : a history of Southern Italy, Tommaso Astarita

Label
Between salt water and holy water : a history of Southern Italy
Title
Between salt water and holy water
Title remainder
a history of Southern Italy
Statement of responsibility
Tommaso Astarita
Title variation
Between salt water & holy water
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Both the Romans and the Greeks were attracted to the dramatically beautiful coasts and fertile plains of the region later known as "The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies." In fact, all myriad influences that shaped modern civilization in the Mediterranean come together in southern Italy and Sicily. The world's first secular university was founded in Naples. Many of the elements of Italian culture as we now know it in the rest of the world - from comic opera to pizza - were born in the South. Art and music flourished there, as did progressive ideas about education, tolerance, and civic administration."
  • "Native Neopolitan and distinguished scholar Tommaso Astarita gives us a history both erudite and full of personality - from the freethinking, cosmopolitan King Frederick who conferred with Jewish and Muslim philosophers (and dared to meet with the sultan) to the fisherman Masaniello who inspired artists and revolutionaries across Europe. From the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, Naples was on a par with Paris, one of the largest and most cultured cities in Europe."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Astarita, Tommaso
Dewey number
945/.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
DG826
LC item number
.A78 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Italy, Southern
  • Naples (Kingdom)
Label
Between salt water and holy water : a history of Southern Italy, Tommaso Astarita
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where the Romans met the Greeks : the Italian south in antiquity -- From the terror of the world to the wonder of the world : the kings who created the Italian south -- Sicily splits and Naples rises : the south in the late Middle Ages -- Subject to a distant king : the south in the Spanish Empire -- The Indies over here : church and religion in the early modern south -- Paradise inhabited by devils : culture and society in baroque Naples -- Reason truly is always beautiful : the southern enlightenment -- The grand tour heads south : art, ruins, music, and folklore -- Feast, flour, and gallows : revolution, restoration, and the end of a kingdom -- The south as part of the Italian nation
Control code
58050961
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780393058642
Lccn
2005006085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical tables
Label
Between salt water and holy water : a history of Southern Italy, Tommaso Astarita
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where the Romans met the Greeks : the Italian south in antiquity -- From the terror of the world to the wonder of the world : the kings who created the Italian south -- Sicily splits and Naples rises : the south in the late Middle Ages -- Subject to a distant king : the south in the Spanish Empire -- The Indies over here : church and religion in the early modern south -- Paradise inhabited by devils : culture and society in baroque Naples -- Reason truly is always beautiful : the southern enlightenment -- The grand tour heads south : art, ruins, music, and folklore -- Feast, flour, and gallows : revolution, restoration, and the end of a kingdom -- The south as part of the Italian nation
Control code
58050961
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780393058642
Lccn
2005006085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical tables

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