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Street Fight in Naples free pdf Naples is always a shock, flaunting beauty and squalor like nowhere else. It is the only city in Europe whose ancient past still lives in its irrepressible people. In 1503, Naples was the Mediterranean capital of Spain's world empire and the base for the Christian struggle with Islam. It was a European metropolis matched only by Paris and Istanbul, an extraordinary concentration of military power, lavish consumption, poverty and desperation. It was to Naples in 1606 that Michelangelo Merisi fled after a fatal street fight, and there released a great age in European art - until everything erupted in a revolt by the dispossessed, and the people of an occupied city brought Europe into the modern world. Ranging across nearly three thousand years of Neapolitan life and art, from the first Greek landings in Italy to the author's own, less auspicious, arrival thirty-something years ago, Street Fight in Naples brings vividly to life the tumultuous and, at times, tragic history of Naples.

About Peter Robb

Peter Robb's first book, Midnight in Sicily (1996), was a bestseller in the UK and Australia. It won the Victorian Premier's Prize for Nonfiction in 1997. His book M (1998), about the painter Michelangelo Merisi, won the same prize, and the National Biography Award, two years later. It was a bestseller in the US and a New York Times Notable Book for 2000. A Death in Brazil (2003) was the Age Nonfiction Book of the Year and won the Queensland Premier's Award for Nonfiction in 2004. Peter Robb has also published a book of pulp novellas called Pig's Blood and Other Fluids (1999), which won nothing.

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Author : Peter Robb
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Data Published : 05 July 2012
ISBN : 1408822326
EAN : 9781408822326
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 416 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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