Teach Yourself World Cultures: Italy (TYWC)
The book is divided into three sections. Chapters One and Two deal with the forces - historical, geographical, geological, demographical and linguistic - that have brought about the formation of the country we know as Italy and the language we know as Italian. Chapters Three to Seven deal with the wealth of creative aspects of Italian culture from the beginnings to the present day. These chapters take a look at the main areas or works of literature, art and architecture, music, traditions and festivals, science and technology, fashion, and food and drink, together with the people who have created and are still creating them. Chapters Eight to Eleven deal with aspects of contemporary Italian society and the practicalities of living in present-day Italy: the way the political structure of the country is organized, education, the environment, the workplace and how people spend their leisure time. The final chapter looks at the country's relations with the wider world, and takes a glance at the future.
Each chapter ends with a section entitled 'Taking it Further', where you will find useful addresses, websites, suggested places to visit and things to see and do. The new edition takes into account any developments in Italian culture and society, such as the introduction of the euro, which have occurred since first publication.
Derek Aust is a teacher and A-level examiner for Oxford and Cambridge.Mike Zollo is a head of modern languages at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, UK, and has been a Chief & Principal GCSE Examinerfor 10 years.show more
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