Between Salt Water and Holy Water: A History of Southern Italy

Between Salt Water and Holy Water: A History of Southern Italy

by Tommaso Astarita

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ISBN-13: 9780393328677
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 07/17/2006
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 696,422
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Tommaso Astarita is a professor of history at Georgetown University. He is a native Neapolitan and currently lives in Washington, DC.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments7
IWhere the Romans Met the Greeks: The Italian South in Antiquity11
IIFrom the Terror of the World to the Wonder of the World: The Kings Who Created the Italian South22
IIISicily Splits and Naples Rises: The South in the Late Middle Ages54
IVSubject to a Distant King: The South in the Spanish Empire86
VThe Indies Over Here: Church and Religion in the Early Modern South121
VIParadise Inhabited by Devils: Culture and Society in Baroque Naples159
VIIReason Truly is Always Beautiful: The Southern Enlightenment189
VIIIThe Grand Tour Heads South: Nature, Ruins, Music, and Folklore220
IXFeast, Flour, and Gallows: Revolution, Restoration, and the End of a Kingdom250
XThe South as Part of the Italian Nation284
Population Charts319
Genealogy Charts321
Source Notes327
Illustration Credits335
Index337

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