Provence: A Cultural History by Martin GarrettProvence: A Cultural History by Martin Garrett

Provence: A Cultural History

byMartin Garrett

Hardcover | August 15, 2006

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Celebrated by writers from Petrach to Peter Mayle, Provence's rugged mountains, wild maquis, and lavender-filled meadows are world-famous. Martin Garrett explores a region littered with ancient monuments and medieval castles. Looking at the vibrant dockside atmosphere of Luberon, he considershow writers like Mistral and Daudet have captured the character of a place and its people. He traces the development of Provence as a Roman outpost, medieval kingdom, and modern region of France, revealing through its landmarks the people and events that have shaped its often tumultuous history.Through its architecture, literature, and popular culture, this book analyzes and celebrates the identity of a region famous for its pastis and petanque. Linking the past to the present, it also evokes the intense light and sun-baked stones that have attracted generations of painters andwriters.
Dr. Martin Garrett is a lifelong aficionado of 19th-century English literature.
Title:Provence: A Cultural HistoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 5.51 × 8.31 × 1.1 inPublished:August 15, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019530957X

ISBN - 13:9780195309577

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