The Complete Idiot's Guide to Italian History and Culture

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Italian History and Culture

Paperback Complete Idiot's Guides (Lifestyle Paperback)

By (author) Gabrielle Euvino

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  • Publisher: ALPHA BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 408 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 231mm x 23mm | 612g
  • Publication date: 11 October 2001
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0028642341
  • ISBN 13: 9780028642345
  • Illustrations note: facsimiles, illustrations, genealogy tab maps, portraits
  • Sales rank: 673,206

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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(R) 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(R), 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.

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GABRIELLE EUVINO, author of The Complete Idiot's Guide(R) 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 landmarks while learning the language and culture of Italy. She teaches Italian at the Learning Annex in New York City. Michael San Filippo earned a Master of Arts degree in Italian Studies at the Middlebury College Italian School Abroad program in Florence, Italy. He is the founder, editor, and content manager for About Italian Language at italian.about.com.