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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Italian History and Culture
     

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Italian History and Culture

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by Gabrielle Euvino
 

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You're no idiot, of course. You know there's more to Italy's rich tapestry than spaghetti and the Sicilian Mafia, but you also know you have a lot to learn about the country that brought you the paintings of Michelangelo, the poetry of Dante, and the Ferrari of your dreams.

Get ready to indulge! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Italian History and Culture' will

Overview

You're no idiot, of course. You know there's more to Italy's rich tapestry than spaghetti and the Sicilian Mafia, but you also know you have a lot to learn about the country that brought you the paintings of Michelangelo, the poetry of Dante, and the Ferrari of your dreams.

Get ready to indulge! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Italian History and Culture' will satisfy your thirst for all things Italian with its in-depth information about Italian art and literature, wine and cooking, and famous Italians and Italian Americans. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get:
-Secrets of Italian cooking sure to whet your appetite!
-The Italian-American connection, from pizza to the Mafia to soccer.
-A comprehensive look at the centuries-long struggle to unify Italy.
-The power and glory of the Renaissance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440650567
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Series:
COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE Series
Sold by:
DK
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
349,800
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

GABRIELLE EUVINO, author of 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Italian', has been teaching Italian since 1986 and is the president and founder of La Bella Lingua, an educational immersion program where students visit Italian historical landmakrs while learning the language and culture of Italy. She teaches Italian at the Learning Annex in New York City.

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Italian History and Culture 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great book! If you're looking to learn more about Italy, this is a fascinating read. It's concise enough to not completely bog you down with petty details, but specific enough to give you a good understand of the country.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found the book so simplistic and superficial, that I learned nothing from what I read. In all fairness, I found it so simple that I couldn't finish it. It would be great for children, but for adults with even a modocum of interest in general history (much less Italian or Italian-american)there are few revelations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a most excellent book. It is easy to read and understand, covering everything from art, military history, religion, politics, and of course culture. There are also little snippets of Italian language. It is a very enjoyable read.