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    Alfio Caruso


A Brief History of Italy: From 2000 B.C to 2000 A.D

Author: Alfio Caruso

This book contains 4,000 years of Italian history, recounting Italy’s past through the major figures, fashions, customs, and inventions of each time period: from Emperor Nero’s fundamental role in the spread of Christianity, to Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo’s relationship. A portrait of Italy’s rich past, which is essential for understanding its complex present.

Publisher: Salani
Publish Date: 2006
Page Count: 415, paperback 2° ed.


Alfio Caruso (Catania, 1950) was one of the original founders of Il Giornale newspaper in 1974. In the '80's, he worked for the Corriere della Sera as Editor-in-Chief, and the Gazzetta dello Sport as Deputy Editor. He was appointed Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Messaggero newspaper in 1995, and the Editorial Director of the Nazione, the Resto del Carlino, and Il Giorno in 1996. Caruso is also an author of crime novels, and an essayist on Italian history and the Mafia.

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