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This thread is focused on the island of Corsica.


The Bay of Calvi: Corsica is the most mountainous Mediterranean island

Corsica (/ˈkɔːrsɪkə/; French: Corse [kɔʁs]; Corsica in Corsican and Italian, pronounced [ˈkorsiɡa] and [ˈkɔrsika] respectively) is an island in the Mediterranean Sea and politically one of the 18 regions of France. It lies southeast of the French mainland, west of the Italian Peninsula, and immediately north of the Italian island of Sardinia, the land mass nearest to it. A single chain of mountains makes up two-thirds of the island.

The island is an administrative region of France. The regional capital is Ajaccio). Although the region is divided into two administrative departments, Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud, their respective regional and departmental territorial collectivities were merged on 1 January 2018 to form the single territorial collectivity of Corsica. As such, Corsica enjoys a greater degree of autonomy than other French regional collectivities, for example the Corsican Assembly is permitted to exercise limited executive powers. Corsica’s second-largest town is Bastia, the prefecture city of Haute-Corse.

Corsica was ruled by the Republic of Genoa from 1284 to 1755, when it became a self-proclaimed Italian-speaking Republic. In 1768, Genoa officially ceded it to Louis XV of France as part of a pledge for debts and in 1769 France forcibly annexed it. Napoleon Bonaparte was a native Corsican, born that same year in Ajaccio, and his ancestral home, Maison Bonaparte, is today a significant visitor attraction and museum. Because of Corsica's historical ties to the Italian peninsula, the island retains many Italian cultural elements, and the native tongue is recognized as an official regional language by the French government.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corsica

Source: Wikipedia


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Corsica : a mountain in the sea

Link: https://web.archive.org/web/201303160...

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1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Corsica

Link: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/1911_E...

Source: Encyclopedia Britannica


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The Corsican Brothers
Corsica--Paris
by Alexandre Dumas
1845


Link: http://arthursclassicnovels.com/arthu...

Source: Internet Archive


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Corsican Map in National Geographic

Link: https://archive.is/20121210073250/htt...

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Corsica rejects autonomy offer by Paris
Sunday, July 6, 2003 Posted: 3:35 PM EDT (1935 GMT)

Link: http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/europe/...

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Corsica from the inside

Link: https://www.corsica-isula.com/gastron...

More:
https://www.corsica-isula.com/

Source: Corsica-isula


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Goldenhair
by Dale Gilbert Jarvis

Link: https://archive.org/details/DaleGilbe...

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Autonomies insulaires: vers une politique de différence pour la Corse

(no image) Autonomies Insulaires: Vers Une Politique de La Difference Pour La Corse by Institut Pour La Paix Des (no photo)

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Le Guide de la Corse

Le guide de la Corse by Georges Ravis-Giordani by Georges Ravis-Giordani (no photo)

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Voltaire's Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West

Voltaire's Bastards The Dictatorship of Reason in the West by John Ralston Saul by John Ralston Saul John Ralston Saul

Synopsis:

The Washington Post: "Voltaire's Bastards is a hand grenade disguised as a book. The pages explode with insight, style, and intellectual rigor... [This book] will leave you challenged, intrigued, and at times troubled." A phosphorescently intelligent search-and-destroy mission against the foundations of contemporary civilization. The result is a learned and devastating critique of our political, economic and cultural establishments.


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