The Resource The Italians, John Hooper

The Italians, John Hooper

Label
The Italians
Title
The Italians
Statement of responsibility
John Hooper
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How can a nation that spawned the Renaissance have produced the Mafia? How could people concerned with bella figura (keeping up appearances) have elected Silvio Berlusconi as their leader, not once, but three times? Sublime and maddening, fascinating yet baffling, Italy is a country of seemingly unsolvable riddles. John Hooper's entertaining and perceptive new book is the ideal companion for anyone seeking to understand contemporary Italy and the unique character of the Italians. Digging deep into their history, culture, and religion, Hooper offers keys to understanding everything from their bewildering politics to their love of life and beauty. Looking at the facts that lie behind the stereotypes, he sheds new light on many aspects of Italian life-- football and Freemasonry, sex, symbolism, and the reason why Italian has twelve words for a coat hanger, yet none for a hangover. Even readers who think they know Italy well will be surprised, challenged, and delighted by The Italians
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hooper, John
Dewey number
945.093
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DG451
LC item number
.H66 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Italians
  • Italy
  • Italy
Label
The Italians, John Hooper
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The beautiful country -- A violent past -- Echoes and reverberations -- A hall of mirrors -- Fantasia -- Face values -- Life as art -- Gnocchi on Thursdays -- Holy orders -- Le Italiane attitudes change -- Lovers and sons -- Family matters -- People who don't dance -- Taking sides -- Restrictive practices -- Of Mafias and Mafiosi -- Temptation and tangenti -- Pardon and justice -- Questions of identity
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 316 pages
Isbn
9780525428077
Lccn
2014038474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900615566
  • 528643
  • (OCoLC)ocn900615566
  • 528643
Label
The Italians, John Hooper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The beautiful country -- A violent past -- Echoes and reverberations -- A hall of mirrors -- Fantasia -- Face values -- Life as art -- Gnocchi on Thursdays -- Holy orders -- Le Italiane attitudes change -- Lovers and sons -- Family matters -- People who don't dance -- Taking sides -- Restrictive practices -- Of Mafias and Mafiosi -- Temptation and tangenti -- Pardon and justice -- Questions of identity
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 316 pages
Isbn
9780525428077
Lccn
2014038474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900615566
  • 528643
  • (OCoLC)ocn900615566
  • 528643

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