Corsica

Corsica

by Grace L. Hudson
     
 

Napoleon and the code of the vendetta are synonymous with Corsica but the island cannot be stereotyped so simply. During its turbulent history Corsica has come under Pisan, Genoese, British and now French rule, as well as enjoying a period of independence. In recent times strong feelings of national identity have given rise to an independence movement which has led to…  See more details below

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Napoleon and the code of the vendetta are synonymous with Corsica but the island cannot be stereotyped so simply. During its turbulent history Corsica has come under Pisan, Genoese, British and now French rule, as well as enjoying a period of independence. In recent times strong feelings of national identity have given rise to an independence movement which has led to terrorist attacks. This bibliography provides a fascinating insight into Corsican life and the island's remarkable history.

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A Mediterranean island synonymous with Napoleon, Hudson provides a wide-ranging bibliographic lens of 433 entries on Corsican history (from 6500 BC), physical and cultural geography, languages, mass media, its reputation for vendetta and banditry, and contemporary socioeconomic challenges (among them high unemployment, an independence movement, immigration, and gender equality issues). The primary focus is on more recent and accessible English language sources for academic as well as general audiences, and secondarily on classics and French language material where no other could be located. Includes a chronology and useful addresses. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851092635
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Series:
World Bibliographical Series
Pages:
240

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