The Regions of Italy

The Regions of Italy

A Reference Guide to History and Culture

eBook - 2002
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Italians the world over historically have identified themselves more with their regions of origin than with what is known as Italy. This new, comprehensive guide invites readers to view the colorful land as its denizens have for centuries: by region. Author Roy Domenico superbly surveys the regional and provincial characteristics and cultures of the 20 regions of Italy, encompassing economy, cuisine, history, recent politics, and arts.

Greenwood Pub Group
The only single general reference volume in English on Italy's regions.

Book News
The introduction explains the reasons that Italians have historically identified more often with their home locales than the nation. Covering Abruzzo to Veneto, Domenico (history, U. of Scranton, Pennsylvania) provides encyclopedic entries on 20 regions of Italy. Entries typically contain a map and profile such regional characteristics as population, Catholic religious sees, and geography; the economy; cuisine (complete with a sample recipe); history; arts and culture; other municipal centers; and recent politics. Includes a b&w photo essay and glossary of Italian terms. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood, 2002
ISBN: 9780313016509
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 465 pages) : illustrations, maps
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