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Italy: The Culture Greg Nickles

Italy: The Culture

Greg Nickles

Published March 8th 2001
ISBN : 9780778793717
Hardcover
32 pages
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Four new countries and nine updated editions have been added to Bobbie Kalmans popular Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series. These powerful and intimate portraits of countries use up-to-date information and full-color photography. Presented in a miniMoreFour new countries and nine updated editions have been added to Bobbie Kalmans popular Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series. These powerful and intimate portraits of countries use up-to-date information and full-color photography. Presented in a mini series format, three books per country ensures thorough coverage of all the important aspects. It also allows more students to work on different projects at the same time. Covering more than basic history and geography, students will be fascinated to learn about: -- the land... geography, agriculture, transportation, history, industry, and glorious wonders-- the people... unique customs, customs we share, problems faced by minority groups and women-- the culture... modern festivals, ancient processions, food, games, and moreA rich connection between the people and art is at the core of the many traditions of Italy. Italy the Culture explores the religious history of the country, the festivals, the art, architecture, and language and literature of Italy.Topics include:-- the heart of Roman Catholicism-- Vatican City -- St. Peters Basilica and its beautiful art-- celebrating Natale, Capdanno, and Pasqua-- Carnevale, Liberation Day, and Palio -- a horserace in a town square-- Renaissance and Baroque art featuring Michelangelo-- ancient ruins -- the Pantheon, Colosseum, and leaning tower of Pisa-- the home of opera, commedia dellarte, and famous literature-- an Italian folktale -- The tale of precious gifts-- language and literature-- stories of adventure