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Umbria: A Cultural Guide

Umbria: A Cultural Guide
  

Cultural history of Umbria from ancient Umbri to the present day

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ISBN 9781908493859
Barcode 9781908493859
Published 15 July 2013 by Signal Books Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Revised ed.
Author(s) By Ross, Ian Campbell
Availability Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781908493859
ISBN-10 1908493852
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Signal Books Ltd
Imprint Signal Books Ltd
Publication Date 15 July 2013
International Publication Date 1 July 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Revised ed.
Edition Revised ed.
Author(s) By Ross, Ian Campbell
Category European History
Travel & Holiday Guides
Number of Pages 504
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 215mm
Spine: 38mm
Weight 862g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Travel & Holiday Guides: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 914.562049312
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

?Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy, is a fascinating region of Etruscan and Roman monuments, medieval castles and cathedrals, and the Renaissance art of Giotto, Perugino and the young Raphael. Everywhere, vibrant cities, evocative hill-towns and tranquil villages are set amid glorious landscapes. This thoroughly revised edition, newly illustrated, provides a compelling narrative along with chapters on the regions art and the local food and wine. A gazetteer gives visitors full details of what to see in the cities, hill-towns, and mountain and lakeside villages of one of Italys most beautiful regions.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Splendidly accessible ... To anyone wanting to know more about Umbria it can be unreservedly recommended. - Barry Unsworth, The Daily Telegraph Mr. Ross loves these cities and their masterpieces... To read his luminous descriptions... is to want to book your ticket to Assisi immediately. - The Economist

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Author's Bio

Ian Campbell Ross has written, edited and translated books on Irish, British and Italian literature, cultural history and travel. He has taught at the University of Birmingham and at Trinity College Dublin, where he was Professor of Eighteenth- Century Studies and is now Fellow Emeritus. He lives in Co. Wicklow and Umbria.

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