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Scoprire e Vivere 19 Castelli Del Ducato Di Parma e Piacenza - Icone Del Misterioso e Affascinante Mondo Dei Castelli

Guerrieri, Daniela {Testi}

Published by Quadra Editrice, Italy, 1990
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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"The Duchy of Parma and the Duchy of Piacenza were defined right from the Longobard era but the ruling dukes were always foreign. The two duchies were finally united under the single rod of order held by the Visconti family, Piacenza in 1335 and Parma in 1346, thus following the fate of first dictated by Milan, and then by the papacy. Castles therefore were both a dream and a failure. They bore witness to conflicts between local feudal lords hoping to affirm an impossible supremacy, playing with all the cards that ruthless and courageous men could put on the table: audacity, alliances, matrimony, relationships, hazardous adventures, quick and easy accumulation of wealth, no strategy was excluded.This volume presents each one {castle} with a brief description and rich images to illustrate how each castle has its own unique form, built with wisdom, elegance and taste, because apart from the strategic aspects which led to its creation and fortification, the symbolic value each castle had was linked to the feudal lord's family, the territory and its own particular traditions. Each heir felt he was under an obligation to modernise keeping these statements of elegance and taste, while still leaving the mark of his own era." This book has 263 pages and is profusely illustrated. The spine has a slight nick to it. The date of publication is approximate. Overall, a VERY GOOD copy of this MOST SCARCE title. Bookseller Inventory # 019972

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Title: Scoprire e Vivere 19 Castelli Del Ducato Di ...

Publisher: Quadra Editrice, Italy

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Cloth

Illustrator: Giancarlo Bertuzzi, Nicoletta Perazzoli, and Renzo Marchionni {Fotografie}

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: Not Given

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