By Tim Parks
Is Italy a united nation, or a free association of warring states? Is Italian soccer a game, or an ill-disguised protraction of historical enmities?
Tim Parks is going at the street to persist with the fortunes of Hellas Verona soccer membership, to pay a distinct type of stopover at to a couple of the world's most pretty towns. it is a hugely own account of 1 man's dating with a rustic, its humans and its nationwide activity. A publication that mixes the pleasures of shuttle writing with a profound research of 1 country's mad, mad manner of preserving itself entertained.
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L. Bély (Paris, 2000), 31–54. 61 John Elliott, Richelieu and Olivares (London and New York, 1984); also John Elliott, ‘Managing decline: Olivares and the Grand Strategy of Imperial Spain’, in Grand Strategies in War and Peace, ed. P. Kennedy (New Haven, 1991), 87–104; also Miguel Angel Ochoa Brun, ‘La diplomatie espagnole dans la premiere moitié du XVIIe siècle’, in L’Europe des traités de Westphalie: Esprit de la diplomatie et diplomatie de l’esprit, ed. L. Bély (Paris, 2000), 537–54. 62 Paradoxically, he could only achieve this policy of conservation by facing up to Spain’s adversaries, and producing resounding military victories that would keep other potential enemies at bay.
A Season With Verona: Travels Around Italy in Search of Illusion, National Character, and...Goals! by Tim Parks