The life of a medieval village, 

as weathered by 2,000 years

of history, is revealed in this book: 

Mundunur: 

A Mountain Village Under the Spell of

South Italy 

It is fondly referred to as Mundunur

in dialect,  or commonly as

MONTENERO VAL COCCHIARA 

— located in the Molise region

just eighty miles from Rome.   

 

 
My Story

Michael DeMarco, M.A. (Michaele A. Di Marco), studied Italian at the University for Foreigners in Perugia, and received a master's degree from Seton Hall University. He founded Via Media Publishing in 1991, publishing a quarterly journal and books. He has published nearly 

one-hundred articles in a variety of periodicals. Additionally, Mike has appeared in and consulted for documentaries produced by the History Channel, Discovery Channel, Arts & Entertainment, and The Learning Channel.​

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A Mountain Village Under the Spell of South Italy

 Mundunur

The life of a medieval 

village, as weathered by

1,000 years of history,

is revealed in this book: 

Mundunur: 

A Mountain Village Under 

the Spell of South Italy 

It is fondly referred to as Mundunur in dialect,

 or commonly as

MONTENERO

VAL COCCHIARA 

— located in the Molise region

just eighty miles from Rome.   

 

Contact: Via Media Publishing • 941 Calle Mejia No. 822 • Santa Fe, NM 87501 USA • vmdemarco@gmail.com

 
Reader Comments

 ". . an evocative, informative, and engaging study.

Balancing neatly between the story and features of Montenero and the broader trends of Italian history and contemporary life, Di Marco illustrates the past, present, and future of the village and its people. By sharing family memories and oral interviews, complemented by strong research, the author opens a fascinating window into patterns of rural and local life, always keeping in mind their human elements." 

Dr. TOMMASO ASTARITA

University of Georgetown

 
News About the Book

• ITALIAN EDITION?

Gruppo Albatros, a major Italian publisher based in Rome, has offered submitted a proposal

to translate, print, and distribute Mundunur. Since this calls for a financial investment for me, I am trying now to organize the necessary funds.

 

• NEW WEBSITE

It was decided to build a website dedicated to the book and Montenero Val Cocchiara.

More information, photos, and news will appear here regularly.

• REVIEWS

There will some be some reviews in periodicals  about Mundunur that will be announced here. 

 
 

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