COMPENDIO DI STORIA DELLE POSTE IN ITALIA DALL’ANTICHITA’ AL TERZO MILLENNIO
Condition: COMPENDIO DI STORIA DELLE POSTE IN ITALIA DALL’ANTICHITA’ AL TERZO MILLENNIO
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ESSENZIALE PER LO STUDIOSO DI STORIA POSTALE *** IN ITALIAN 144 A4 pages illustrated Color Throughout ** Perfect Bound ** lengthy indexes [Names; Places; Topics] * Extensive Selected Biography * Introduction by CLEMENTE FEDELE
********* THE ENGLISH EDITION WILL BE PUBLISHED IN AUTUMN 2016 *********
2,200 years of Italian postal history are examined in this volume in a compendium format aimed at those who have an interest in this often underestimated facet of economic and communications history. It provides the basic information in a concise way, giving a birdâ€™s-eye view which will appeal to the scholar, researcher, academician, and collector. From Savoy to Sicily and Malta, from Avignon to Constantinople, from Venice to Crimea,Crete, Syria the postal history of the Italian States and Kingdoms is narrated in a chronological way, showing the progress made by postal communications from antiquity to the inception of the third millennium. This book is the first of its kind published during the last 100 years; it benefits from the latest and best research carried out on Italian and European archival sources and from the best printed sources, as well as fifty years of untiring interest and research on the part of the author. Myths, misconceptions and erroneous information passed on by earlier printed sources (from the 1600s to date) are discussed and placed in the proper perspective. The book opens with a preface by one of the top five Italian postal history scholars and includes very detailed indexes, interesting appendixes, and a comprehensive bibliography. The academician, the newcomer and the specialized researcher will benefit from this compendium.