Far from the Church Bells: Settlement and Society in an Apulian Town

Far from the Church Bells: Settlement and Society in an Apulian Town by Anthony H. Galt epub pdf fb2

Title: Far from the Church Bells: Settlement and Society in an Apulian Town
Author: Anthony H. Galt
ISBN10: 0521394449
ISBN13: 978-0521394444
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (April 26, 1991)
Language: English
Subcategory: Social Sciences
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Pages: 300 pages
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Far from the Church Bells: Settlement and Society in an Apulian Town by Anthony H. Galt


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This book is a historical and anthropological study of Locorotondo in the Province of Bari in southeastern Italy. It focuses on the unusual nature of peasant society in the region and attempts to explain how it came about. What distinguishes Locorotondo and the neighboring towns is that peasants live dispersed in the countryside rather than in densely populated rural towns, the pattern more typical for southern Italy. The people are mainly small proprietor grape growers, and have traditionally been better off than other southern Italian peasants. The book traces the development pattern from the eighteenth century. Interweaving anthropological understanding with historical data, the author assesses its effect on family life, social structure, and the relationship between town and country.