The Resource Speak the culture : Italy, [edited by Andrew Whittaker and others]

Speak the culture : Italy, [edited by Andrew Whittaker and others]

Label
Speak the culture : Italy
Title
Speak the culture
Title remainder
Italy
Statement of responsibility
[edited by Andrew Whittaker and others]
Title variation
Italy
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Italy has a bewildering cultural patrimony. Where do you start? With Giotto? With Caravaggio? In murky Etruscan tombs or the mighty Roman Pantheon? Speak the Culture: Italy sifts through a sprawling 3,000 year saga and makes sense of it; dissecting architecture, music, food, art, literature, cinema and much more. Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Mussolini: you've heard of them, but how did they live? What were their achievements and failings, and how are they remembered in Italy today? Speak the Culture: Italy explores the place of these and other figures in the national identity, in the story that made the modern nation. Culture is covered in its broadest sense, extending into the everyday modes of life - the food and drink, religion, politics, sport, character and so on. On one side lies the famous lust for life, expressed in everything from the Carnevale Di Venezia to the family mealtime; on the other lies a darker story of organised crime, corruption and political transience. And while the Italian peninsula has its ancient history, as a state the famous boot, or Lo Stivale, remains young, so the nuances of strong, surviving regional identities are also revealed."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
306.0945
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DG441
LC item number
.I83 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Speak the culture
Label
Speak the culture : Italy, [edited by Andrew Whittaker and others]
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Identity: the foundations of Italian culture -- Literature and philosophy -- Art, architecture and design -- Music, theatre, dance and comedy -- Cinema and fashion -- Media and communications -- Food and drink -- Living culture: the state of modern Italy
Control code
ocn655308523
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (307 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781854187208
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612580703
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
258070
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b28062450
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)655308523
  • ebscoaca1854186280

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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