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Abruzzo (Bradt Travel Guides (Regional Guides)) by Luciano Di Gregorio
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5.0 out of 5 stars From Abruzzo with love, 18 Oct 2013
This is a great travel guide. Luciano Di Gregorio was born in Abruzzo, and later spent 10 years in Australia. He has come back to Italy to write this excellent guide to his home region. Here you get all the usual stuff: How things work in Italy (most of the time), the words you need to know, the dishes you should try, the places you should visit, how to get around, where to stay and so on. But this author goes further: Ideas of where to go on small excursions, where to go if you are gay, where to go to listen to music, and my personal favourite: the best places to eat. Nothing tops off a day in the country like a good meal, and I can testament to several of the recommendations made in the… Read more
The Early Germans (Peoples of Europe) by Malcolm Todd
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Introduction, 26 Jan 2013
This book helps to dissolve at least two popular myths about the early Germans: First, they were not an unarticulated bunch, and secondly, they did not consider themselves Germans. Professor Todd explains in this short and well-structured volume how these myths came about. The Germans had a lot of bad press, and did not produce written accounts of themselves apart from stories of the individual tribes, so for centuries the Roman version persevered. The oldest known use of the word "Germans" is from Poseidonus in the second century BC, to distinguish them from the Celts and the Scythians. The Romans continued to use this term, but the people they refer to did not consider themselves as one… Read more
Italy in the Early Middle Ages: 476-1000 (Short Ox&hellip by Cristina La Rocca
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Professor La Rocca has gathered contributions from 10 scholars in this effort to describe Italy from the fall of the Roman empire (476) to around the year 1000. The scholars (seven Italians, and one each from France, Austria and Great Britain) portray different aspects of the Italian society: "Ecclesiastical institutions", "Rural economy and society", "Private charters", and so on. This is serious stuff, undoutably written by experts in their fields. It will give you a good understanding of the present state of knowledge of the items it describes, and Ms. La Rocca in her introduction does not deal with the history of Italy, but looks instead at the changing ways in which historians have… Read more