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Published by Via Media, Montenero Val Cocchiara is referred as Mundunur in the local dialect. It is a typical mountain village on the border of Italy’s Abruzzo and Molise regions. Its people retain unique traditions and character traits because of its relative seclusion. As fully revealed in this Via Media book—its history was tinted by contacts with numerous powerful groups over many centuries. Since Naples was the political and cultural heartbeat of south Italy, it sewed threads that tie Montenero to a heritage common to all living in the sunny south. 

            Anyone with roots in south Italy will certainly benefit from reading this Via Media book. Readers will see the village as a microcosm of the world, where the forces of history and culture forge the character of people. This Via Media book has received praise in reviews in academic journals in the USA, Canada, and Italy. 

Mundunur: A Mountain Village Under the Spell of South Italy (paperback)

  • 6" x 9" paperback, 334 pages, black-and-white text, 222 illustrations

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