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THE ETRUSCAN PHENOMENA

From Italian soil, they arose from the dead after more than two thousand, six hundred years, during the Renaissance when land was needed to grow crops for an expanding population. At first, a few artifacts, sculptures and tombs surfaced. One unusual object was a bronze candelabra that lay in a ditch by the side of a dirt road. As shrubs were torn down and rocks shoved out of the way for growth, hidden tombs with markers came to light. By the 18th century, the birth of tourism started when trains were invented and folks came from England looking for a warmer climate. They invaded Italy's cities, intriguing hills, valleys and coasts. Some who walked the land became interested in the ancient, delightful Etruscan society. Theses scholars pieced together the fascinating history of the dead culture and wrote books we still rely on today.

From tombs, architectural stones and landscape, some Etruscan artifacts were so exquisite, remarkable or downright odd, that museums were created to house them. Here, visitors flock to admire sarcophagi, sculptures, jewelry, paintings, and their uncommon bronze utensils of everyday life. Today's curators--caretakers of these museums--have degrees in classical archeology, or art history, and continue to put the puzzle together. They are story tellers of these phenomenal people.

And then there's me, an academic with imagination. I'm the Muse for the Etruscans, contemplating their mysterious world.

The Etruscans feel alive to me! May you read my Historical Fiction and let the Etruscan spirit also shine on you.

A new genre: ETRUSCAN HISTORICAL NOVELS
How Italy came to be the Italy Americans know and love
IMMORTALIZED IN ROSALIND BURGUNDY'S ETRUSCAN HISTORICAL NOVELS

Stand alone novels — Read them all!

Song of the Flutist by Rosalind Burgundy

HISTORICAL EPIC OF THE ANCIENT ETRUSCANS

Song of the Flutist by Rosalind Burgundy

Two thousand years before Dante, Michelangelo and the Medici of the Renaissance, the extraordinary Etruscans civilized central Italy.

  • 3 generations of the ambitious Porenna-Laris clan
  • 2 powerful rival cities threaten to tear apart this noble family
  • 1 mysterious Flutist guides their journey to the afterlife.

Meanwhile, The Great Prediction heralds doom.

Amidst pestilence, tyranny, deceit and murder, sophisticated Etruria prospers. Magnificent temples, sumptuous dwellings and roads with arched bridges dot the land. Men revere women. Women own property. Couples eat together at banquets wearing fashionable tunics and stylish leather shoes, while the rest of the cosmos goes barefoot. Wealth, wisdom and artistic beauty abound. Opulent tombs provide for eternal contentment. Praise the gods! Glory to the Etruscans!


Odyssey of an Etruscan Noblewoman by Rosalind Burgundy

AN ITALIAN AMERICA MAGAZINE SELECTION FOR 700 BOOK CLUBS NATIONWIDE

Forced on an unwanted journey throughout the Mediterranean 2,500 years ago—married, childless noblewoman Larthia uses her charm, sex, and scribing tools to outwit her foes.


ACTION ADVENTURE

Tuscan Intrigue by Rosalind Burgundy

AN EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD

Searching for the elusive criminals who left her famous father comatose after a bomb blast in Tuscany, cultural arts historian Amanda Oliver stumbles into a world of thugs, tomb robbers, obsessed archeologists, and greedy collectors seeking a priceless Etruscan sarcophagus.



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