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Old Puglia Desmond Seward

Old Puglia By Desmond Seward

Old Puglia by Desmond Seward


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Summary

Apulia (or Puglia) is the heel of Italy, stretching down from the spur of the Italian boot. Its landscape is often very beautiful and it has wonderful old cities with Romanesque cathedrals, Gothic castles and a great wealth of Baroque architecture, together with rupestrian' churches that contain Byzantine frescoes.

Old Puglia Summary

Old Puglia by Desmond Seward

Apulia (or Puglia) is the heel of Italy, stretching down from the spur of the Italian boot. Its landscape is often very beautiful and it has wonderful old cities with Romanesque cathedrals, Gothic castles and a great wealth of Baroque architecture, together with rupestrian' churches that contain Byzantine frescoes. But, although far from inaccessible, until quite recently it was seldom visited by Anglo Saxons. Today, however, Apulia is becoming fashionable, an alternative to Tuscany. It is featured on radio and television; travel supplements describe its beaches and its cooking, supermarkets stock Apulian wine, oil, bread and pasta. Yet almost nothing about the region has been published in English since the days of Norman Douglas and the Sitwells. One can find holiday histories of Tuscany, but there is no popular introduction to Apulian history, not even in Italian. Our book, which grew out of what was originally intended as a travel book, has been written to fill the gap by providing a simple, readable account.

About Desmond Seward

Desmond Seward was born in Paris and educated at Ampleforth and Cambridge. He is the author of many books including The Monks of War: The Military Religious Orders, The Hundred Years War, The Wars of the Roses, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry V as Warlord. Susan Mountgarret was the co-author of Byzantium - A Journey and a Guide which brought her to Puglia to study its 'rupes- trian' churches.

Table of Contents

Contents Acknowledgements xi Foreword: Old Apulia xiii Part I: Introduction 1 1 The Early Travellers 3 Part II: The Gargano 13 2 The Gargano 15 3 Monte Sant' Angelo 20 4 The Norman Conquest - of Apulia 29 5 San Giovanni Rotondo and Padre Pio 35 6 The Gargano Coast and the Tremiti 40 7 The Heretic from Ischitella 47 Part III: Hohenstaufen Country 51 8 The Wonder of the World 53 9 Castel del Monte 58 10 The Emperor's Faithful Andria 64 11 The Land of Manfred 73 Part IV: The Tavoliere 79 12 Foggia and the Tavoliere 81 13 The Tavoliere: Lucera, Troia and Cerignola 90 14 Life on the Old Tavoliere 97 15 Latifondismo 103 Part V: The Adriatic Shore 111 16 Cathedral Cities on the Coast 113 17 King Ferrante's Coronation at Barletta, 1459 121 18 Trani 126 Part VI: Bari 135 19 The Catapans 137 20 Old Bari 143 21 Bari, 1647 - Revolution 152 22 New Bari 157 Part VII: The Murge 165 23 The Murge 167 24 Cities of the Murge 172 25 The Battle of Cannae, 216 BC 181 26 Maundy Thursday at Noicattaro 186 27 The Masserie 192 28 The Via Appia 199 29 Horace, the Apulian 205 30 Life at Altamura 210 Part VIII: The Cave Dwellers 217 31 The Cave Dwellers 219 32 Gravina-in-Puglia 226 33 Matera 235 Part IX: Trulli and the Difesa di Malta 241 34 The Trulli 243 35 The Difesa di Malta 248 36 The Duel at Ostuni 255 37 Brigands 260 Part X: Taranto and Brindisi 269 38 Classical Taranto 271 39 Two Men from Taras 279 40 The Princes of Taranto 283 41 The Travellers' Taranto 290 42 Brindisi 297 Part XI: Lecce and the Baroque 305 43 Lecce 307 44 Don Ciro, the Bandit Priest 319 45 Baroque in the Salento 328 46 A Band of Brigands - the Vardarelli 333 47 Tarantismo 340 Part XII: Greek Apulia 347 48 The Byzantine Terra d'Otranto 349 49 The Castle of Otranto 356 50 Manduria 362 Part XIIII: Three Little Courts 369 51 Conversano 371 52 Martina Franca 380 53 Francavilla Fontana 387 Part XIV: Risorgimento? 393 54 The death of the Regno 395 55 The Brigands' War 400 56 A war of extermination 405 Part XV: Epilogue 415 57 Apulia Today 417 Select bibliography 421 Short chronology 432

Additional information

GOR003826916
9781906598334
1906598339
Old Puglia by Desmond Seward
Used - Very Good
Hardback
The Armchair Traveller at the Bookhaus
20090801
435
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