In the Shadow of Vesuvius

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From its origins in Homer's Odyssey and its founding nearly 3,000 years ago, Naples has long attracted travellers, artists and foreign rulers--from the visitors of the Grand Tour to Goethe, Nelson, Dickens and Neruda. The stunning beauty of its natural setting coupled with the charms of its colorful past and lively present--from the ruins of Pompeii to the glittering performances of the San Carlo opera house--continue to seduce all those who explore Naples today. In the Shadow of Vesuvius is a sparkling portrait ...

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Overview

From its origins in Homer's Odyssey and its founding nearly 3,000 years ago, Naples has long attracted travellers, artists and foreign rulers--from the visitors of the Grand Tour to Goethe, Nelson, Dickens and Neruda. The stunning beauty of its natural setting coupled with the charms of its colorful past and lively present--from the ruins of Pompeii to the glittering performances of the San Carlo opera house--continue to seduce all those who explore Naples today. In the Shadow of Vesuvius is a sparkling portrait of the city--the definitive companion for anyone seeking to delve beneath its surface.

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"This is a study not onlyof Pompeii but of the whole Golfo di Napoli, which Jordan Lancaster feels to be her spiritual home. She takes us from Hercules and Odysseus to Virgil and Spike Milligan . . . take Lancaster as a handbook." --Spectator

"Rich with well known events and tasty anecdotes. A delight for the soul" --Il Mattino

"This is a fascinating history of an enchanting city. Jordan Lancaster takes us on an entertaining journey that brings history to life. An ideal guide for anyone visiting Naples." --Italy Magazine

"Despite the huge scope of the subject matter, Lancaster keeps things lively, ensuing the pace never sags." --Italian Magazine

"If you are planning to travel to south Italy, then reading Jordan Lancaster's In the Shadow of Vesuvius will stand you in good stead." --The Lady

"Eschewing the extensive references of a scholarly monograph and aiming instead at a general reader, the author uses a varied palatte – art, music, literature, cuisine, popular cultural and cinema – to color the narrative of three thousand years… Lancaster evokes the drama of the city shadowed by Vesuvius, capturing sentiments long dear to foreigners and locals alike." – Sean Coco, Trinity College



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845116996
  • Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/6/2009
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jordan Lancaster has studies at the universities of Cambridge and Bologna and holds a Ph.D. in Italian Studies from the University of Toronto. She tauht Itlaian language and literature at universities in Canda and the United States before moving to Naples where she was a post doctoral fellow at the Instituto Italiano per gli Studi Storici. Dr. Lancaster now worls as a translator/interpreter in London.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : in the shadow of Vesuvius 1
Ch. 1 Ancient Naples 9
Ch. 2 Medieval Naples 37
Ch. 3 Spanish Naples 73
Ch. 4 Bourbon Naples 125
Ch. 5 Italian Naples 199
App. I Neapolitan monarchs 247
App. II La Smorfia Napoletana 249
Neapolitan history : an essential bibliography 253
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