Sicily: An Illustrated History

Copertina anteriore
Hippocrene Books, 2002 - 152 pagine
1 Recensione
Sicily was the jewel of the Mediterranean, and Sicilians were the first civilized people of the Western World-here is their rich and diverse history in crisp prose and lively illustration. This concise history relates how Sicily rose to become the first independent, civilized nation of greater Italy, as well as home to many of the world's most distinguished philosophers, mathematicians, scientists, and artists. The narrative subsequently recounts the region's millennium-long decline at the hands of foreign invaders, its hard-won battle for freedom in 1860 under the leadership of Giuseppe Garibaldi, and its current status as a center for art and tourism.

Dall'interno del libro

Cosa dicono le persone - Scrivi una recensione

Review: Sicily: An Illustrated History (Illustrated Histories (Hippocrene))

Recensione dell'utente  - Lalena - Goodreads

This is a mostly readable, but occassionally dry, concise history. Very misleading subtitle. There are very few illustrations and photos. However, I would recommend it to everyone who wants a ... Leggi recensione completa

Libri correlati

Indice

TRINACRIA
3
ENTER ROME
21
THE NORMANS
35
Copyright

11 sezioni non visualizzate

Parole e frasi comuni

Informazioni sull'autore (2002)

Privitera is a retired Foreign Service officer and former University Professor of Romance Languages who learned the arts of gourmet Italian cooking from his parents. Also known as "Don Privitera.

Informazioni bibliografiche