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THE ITALIANS BEFORE ITALY Conflict and Competition in the Mediterranean

by | Read by Kenneth R. Bartlett

History • 12 hrs. • Audio Program • ©

Professor Bartlett covers Italian history from the fall of Rome until the latter 1500s, but focuses on the Renaissance, when independent Italian city-states flourished. The history is generally accessible, and the lectures are eloquent and cogent, but at times, especially early on, listeners without prior knowledge may find themselves a little lost. While Bartlett has a strong, clear voice, and his pacing is good, he has a couple of distracting verbal tics: a periodic sigh, which occurs too frequently to mean anything (sometimes twice in a sentence), and the odd pronunciation of "peninshula" for "peninsula" (a word he uses often). Attention to these small but persistent problems would have made this informative and otherwise well-presented program more listenable. W.M. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2008]

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Formats

Library Ed. • The Teaching Company • 2007

CS ISBN $129.95 • Twelve cassettes

CD ISBN $179.95 • Twelve CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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