Sardinia: Island of Myth and Magic (Paperback)

Pre-Order Now Badge
Sardinia: Island of Myth and Magic Cover Image
Not Yet Published - Other Formats May Be Available


An exploration of Sardinia's rich history and culture, featuring shipwrecks, ancient castles and underwater ruins.

Tourism in Sardinia is booming, yet there is nothing else in print that deals with the island's incredibly rich history and culture, which stretches back to the Neolithic period. This book details everyone from the Phoenicians to the Carthaginians and Aragonese who invaded Sardinia, which is covered with some of the most fascinating historical and archaeological sites in Europe--from thousands of nuraghi, Bronze Age towers and settlements, to "giant's grave" and "fairy house" tombs. It also holds eccentric festivals, from Barbagia's carnival parade of ghoulish mamuthones, said to banish winter demons, to the death-defying S'Ardia horse race in Sedilo. There are shipwrecks off Cagliari's coast, underwater caves and submerged Roman ruins in addition to ancient castles, churches, undisturbed hilltop villages and 2,000 miles of some of the most beautiful coastline in the world.

About the Author

Edward Burman is an independent scholar with a degree in Philosophy and Fine Art from the University of Leeds in the UK.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781788317566
ISBN-10: 1788317564
Publisher: Tauris Parke
Publication Date: August 9th, 2022
Pages: 320