The Alps: A Cultural History


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The Alps are Europe's highest mountain range; their broad arc stretches right across the centre of the continent, encompassing a wide range of traditions and cultures. In former times the mountains were feared as the realm of wild and dangerous beasts, and the few travellers who ventured over high passes such as the Simplon or the Great St. Bernard expected to encounter tempests and torments of hellish proportions. But over time the Alps became celebrated by writers for their beauty rather than their savagery. In the ...

The Alps: A Cultural History 2006, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195309553


The Alps: A Cultural History 2006, Signal Books Ltd, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9781904955245