Edition: 2004
Pages: 194
Series: SS
ISBN: 9788842074175

History of Emilia Romagna. 1. From its Origins to the Seventeenth Century

Massimo Montanari - Maurizio Ridolfi - Renato Zangheri (a cura di)


The Region of Emilia Romagna is often talked about as being one of Italy's most significant 'laboratories' in the processes of modernization and civilization. As a government territory its regional identity has become increasingly well-defined over time, yet it has succeeded in preserving its many local and cultural traditions. This History of Emilia Romagna offers readers a stimulating overview of the key moments and processes that have most influenced the Region's construction.

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Massimo Montanari

Massimo Montanari teaches Medieval History and History of Food at the University of Bologna, where he also directs the Masters in “History and Culture of Food”. His books are widely translated in many languages. Among others: A History of Food (with J.-L. Flandrin) Food and Culture in the Middle Ages; The Banquet (in 3 volumes); Food as Culture; Standing Time for Meatballs; Italian Identity in the Kitchen; Medieval Tastes. The products, cooking, and mealtimes; Table Tales.

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Maurizio Ridolfi

Maurizio Ridolfi is a researcher in Contemporary History at the University of Viterbo. He studies in particular processes of politicization and forms of sociability. For Laterza he has published Il PSI e la nascita di un partito di massa. 1892-1922 (1992). He has devoted several works to the republican tradition in Italian history, amongst which: Il partito della Repubblica (1872-1895) (1989).

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Renato Zangheri