Culture Briefing: Italy gives you current, in-depth information found in no
other single publication to help you understand the culture, customs, values
and beliefs of the Italian people.

Whether traveling to Italy, working on a class paper or doing business with
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Get insight into the Italian way of life

With Culture Briefing: Italy you'll learn:

• how to make a good first impression on the Italians you meet

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• the ins and outs of exchanging gifts with Italians - an easy area in which
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• proper etiquette for dining with Italians

• what Italians consider the consequences to be if you spill wine on the

• which attributes are admired in Italian society

• the north-south differences that divide Italians

• the differing roles of men, women, boys and girls within the Italian family

• the Italian government’s system of patronage and its legacy on the

• why the average Italian government lasts less than twelve months
• how Italians deal with their government’s notoriously inefficient
• and much, much more.

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Culture Briefing: Italy is an essential tool for:

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Frequent updates assure current information

Research is ongoing and Culture Briefing: Italy's 12,700 words are frequently
updated, assuring you it contains current information.

Special features improve usefulness

Culture Briefing: Italy contains special features that increase its usefulness:

• A complete table of contents linked to the text lets you find information

• A “Do's and Don’ts” list helps keep you on the right foot.

• A “Fast Facts” box provides quick reference to the names of Italy's
current heads of state and government as well as quality-of-life statistics

Experts prepare the Culture Briefings

Culture Briefing: Italy offers solid, authoritative information. It is produced by
a team that brings together backgrounds in cultural geography and cultural
anthropology as well as extensive experience living for extended periods in a
variety of foreign cultures and writing about travel, geography and culture
for both the popular press and college-level textbooks.

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Fast Facts

The Roman Empire
The Renaissance
A Unified Italy
The Mussolini Era
The Italian Republic

Customs and Ways
Do's and Don'ts
Conducting Business
Class Distinctions

Family Size
The Role of Women
Health and Welfare
Food and Dining






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