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Explores paintings, carved tombstones, inscriptions, graffiti, and more, pulling together the visual and material culture of Southern Italy. Shows how ethnic and religious identities can stay distinct, despite mingling to become a regional group.
A Remarkable memoir, a tribute to Sicilian food and culture, and the record of an historic and vanishing craft. At the heart of the book are forty-six recipes of unique Sicilian specialities, written down for the first time. From the publisher.
A group of bears living on a mountain in Sicily suddenly find themselves facing starvation when a terrible winter leaves them without food. The bears are forced to descend the mountain and enter into the city where the bear king's son, Tony, has been kept captive for many years. However, once they approach the city, things do not turn out as they had imagined, and the bear king, Leander, is left to save his community from the enticing grasps of human civilization. An Italian childrens' allegory, that raises the questions surrounding humanity.
Definitive cultural history of Sicily from Greek rule to modern times. Norwich also brings to light Sicily's unique contribution to the history of the Mediterranean, serving as a bridge between the east and the west.
Seeking Sicily explores what lies behind the soul of the island's inhabitants. It touches on history, archaeology, food, the Mafia, and politics and looks to nineteenth- and twentieth-century Sicilian authors to plumb the islanders' so-called Sicilitudine.
This book studies the British travellers who visited Italy's Southern territories. Spanning the late eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century, the author considers what these travellers discovered, not in the form of a survey, but as a series of unfolding impressions disclosing multiple Southern Italies. From the publisher.
Using historical and archaeological evidence, this book looks at the evolution of Sicilian Greek societies and economies. In addition, it explains the similarities and differences between Greek Sicily and mainland Greece.
This volume brings together archeologists, art historians, philologists, literary scholars, political scientists and historians to articulate the ways in which western Greek theater was distinct from that of the Greek mainland and, at the same time, to investigate how the two traditions interacted. From the publisher.
In the late 8th Century B.C., émigrés from the Greek mainland founded colonies along the shores of the region now known as Sicily. This book highlights the artists, poets, and scientists who attained levels of ingenuity rivaling those of their ancestral home.
Mount Vesuvius has been famous ever since its eruption in 79 CE, when it destroyed and buried the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. But less well-known is the role it played in the science and culture of early modern Italy, as Sean Cocco reveals in this wide-ranging study. From the publisher.
Pompeii's Ashes discusses the excavation history of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and their depiction in historical novels, contemporary and time traveling adventures, and other fictions and dramatic works dedicated to Vesuvius.