The Rough Guide History of Italy

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The centre of Europe's first great empire and of the cultural resurgence of the renaissance, italy has left its mark all over the world. The Rough Guide Chronicle lays out the country's whole story, from its pre-Roman tribes through to the present-day nation of Berlusconi, Ferrari and Gucci. Featuring a continuous time-line, sidebars on Julius Caesar, St Francis, Michelangelo, Savonarola, Garibaldi and a host of other topics, plus dozens of illustrations and quotations, The Rough Guide Chronicle is a vital reference for travellers and students alike.
 

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Etruscan mural c 470 BC Tomb of the Triclinium Tarquinia
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The Temple of Ceres Athena at Paestum
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The Roman empire 2958
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The Colosseum
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The early Middle Ages 5980
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Christian mosaic basilica of SantApollinare Nuovo Ravenna
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Seventeenth century tapestry of Countess Matilda of Canossa
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The later Middle Ages 81 106
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The Ecstasy ofSt Teresa by Bernini Santa Maria della Vittoria
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Enlightenment and reform 183218
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View of the Colosseum by Giovanni Battista Piranesi
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Teatro alia Scala Milan
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The Risorgimento 219253
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Abdication of Charles Albert anonymous artist
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Portrait of Mazzini anonymous painter
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The battle of Volturno anonymous artist
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Detail from Giottos fresco of St Francis of Assisis Renunciation
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Dante and his poem by Domenico di Michelino
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The Renaissance 107143
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Tempio Malatestiano Rimini
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Detail from Andrea Mantegnas Camera degliSposlbridal
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Bust of Brutus by Michelangelo
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Portrait of Pope Julius ll by Raphael
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The later 16th and 17th centuries 145182
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The Council of Trent anonymous artist
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The Battle of Lepanto by Paolo Veronese
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Portrait of Galileo Galilei by Justus Sustermans
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The kingdom of ltaly 255280
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Abyssinian painting anonymous artist
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Quarto Stato The Fourth Estate by Pelizza da Volpedo
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Fascist ltaly and World War 281308
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Palazzo della Civilta ltaliana EUR suburb Rome
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Modern ltaly 309338
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Still from Giuseppe di Santiss Ladri di Biciclette Bicycle
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Aldo Mora
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Salvatore Toto Riina capo di Mi cap of the Mafia
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index 350366
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Rough Guides are written by expert authors who are passionate about both writing and travel. They have detailed knowledge of the areas they write about--having either traveled extensively or lived there--and their expertise shines through on every page. It's priceless information, delivered with wit and insight, providing the down-to-earth, honest read that is the hallmark of Rough Guides.

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