Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2015

176 Pages | 22 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719095221

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Indispensable Immigrants

The Wine Porters of Northern Italy and Their Saint, 1200-1800

Lester K. Little

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Weaves together economic and social history with popular religion, the church, late-Renaissance literature and art
  • Written in an unassuming and easily accessible style; all persons, events, and concepts are introduced with explanations to the reader
  • Gives a major role to topography, analyzing why so many of the workers originated in the mountains
  • Shows and explains the reasons for the making of a stereotype of the illiterate workers who migrated to the cities from the countryside, especially from the mountains
  • Illustrated with maps showing all the places, plus their elevations, that are mentioned, along with several drawings and paintings that illustrate the argument

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