Category: Italy

Download E-books Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well (Lorenzo Da Ponte Italian Library) PDF

By Pellegrino Artusi

First released in 1891, Pellegrino Artusi's La scienza in cucina e l'arte di mangier bene has become well-known because the most vital Italian cookbook of contemporary instances. It was once reprinted 13 instances and had bought greater than 52,000 copies within the years ahead of Artusi's demise in 1910, with the variety of recipes starting to be from 475 to 790. And whereas this determine has now not replaced, the e-book has continually remained in print.

Although Artusi used to be himself of the higher periods and it used to be uncertain he had ever touched a kitchen utensil or lit a fireplace below a pot, he wrote the publication no longer for pro cooks, as was once the nineteenth-century customized, yet for middle-class kin chefs: housewives and their household helpers. His tone is that of a pleasant consultant - funny and nonchalant. He indulges in witty anecdotes approximately a few of the recipes, describing his studies and the historic relevance of specific dishes.

Artusi's masterpiece isn't really simply a well-liked cookbook; it's a landmark paintings in Italian tradition. This English version (first released by means of Marsilio Publishers in 1997) includes a pleasant advent by way of Luigi Ballerini that strains the interesting heritage of the ebook and explains its significance within the context of Italian background and politics. The illustrations are via the famous Italian artist Giuliano Della Casa.

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Download E-books Rome before Avignon: A Social History of Thirteenth-Century Rome PDF

By Robert Brentano

Robert Brentano conjures up papal Rome in all its paradox and intricate brilliance. From a close new version of the actual "town" with its sequence of brick campanili and eco-friendly and pink mosaic flooring, to the intrigues of the good households, just like the Orsini and Colonna, the reader is guided via complicated and interesting tradition. Brentano's ability lies in his skill to mix the tale of the vaulting ambition of the nice households, merely mildly tempered by means of their very genuine non secular piety, with a brilliant reconstruction of way of life in postclassical Rome.

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Download E-books Frommer's Northern Italy: including Venice, Milan & the Lakes (Frommer's Complete Guides) PDF

By Reid Bramblett

You’ll by no means fall into the vacationer traps if you happen to trip with Frommer’s. It’s like having a chum express you round, taking you to the areas locals like top. Our professional authors have already long gone all over chances are you'll go--they’ve performed the legwork for you, and they’re now not afraid to inform it love it is, saving you time and cash. No different sequence deals candid stories of such a lot of lodges and eating places in all fee levels. each Frommer’s go back and forth consultant is updated, with distinct costs for every little thing, dozens of colour maps, and intriguing insurance of activities, buying, and nightlife. You’d be misplaced with no us!

Frommer's Northern Italy is the superior consultant to the sector, with entire assurance of Venice, the Dolomites and South Tirol, Milan and Lombardy, Liguria and the Italian Riviera, and extra. you will get candid stories of the easiest motels, eating places, and nightlife, in addition to the author's choices for the easiest trip stories, together with: cruising the brenta canal; using the good dolomite street; using the cable automobiles over mont blanc; mountaineering the cinque terre; taking within the artwork on the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan; partying on the spring Carnevale in Venice; and extra.

each of our sincere, in-depth lodge stories relies on a contemporary own inspection; each eating place has been attempted in my opinion; and each sight and shop was once looked at intimately. You’ll get the newest trip-planning recommendation, priceless cultural insights, awesome guidance for venturing off the overwhelmed course, and distinct, exact maps. With Frommer’s in hand, it’s a snap to layout the Italian event that’s correct for you.

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Download E-books An Island for Itself: Economic Development and Social Change in Late Medieval Sicily (Past and Present Publications) PDF

By Stephan R. Epstein

This examine of overdue medieval Sicily develops a critique of theories of dependence via exchange, and a brand new interpretation of the past due medieval financial system. It therefore addresses present debates at the origins of recent Italian financial dualism, and at the transition from feudalism to capitalism in early glossy Europe. Dr Epstein argues that financial improvement in this interval used to be formed mostly via neighborhood political and institutional buildings which regulated entry to markets. Following the Black loss of life, many institutional and social constraints on commercialization have been secure all through western Europe because of social clash and demographic switch. Peasants grew to become extra commercialized; monetary development happened via nearby integration and specialization. The Sicilian economic system additionally extended and have become more and more export-oriented. even supposing just a small percentage of its output was once shipped in a foreign country earlier than 1500. past due medieval Sicily is hence proven to were neither underdeveloped nor depending on overseas manufactures and alternate.

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Download E-books City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire PDF

By Roger Crowley

A magisterial paintings of gripping historical past, "City of Fortune" tells the tale of the Venetian ascent from lagoon dwellers to the best strength within the Mediterranean - an epic yr voyage that encompassed campaign and alternate, plague, sea battles and colonial experience. In Venice, the trail to empire spread out in a chain of impressive contests - the sacking of Constantinople in 1204, the struggle to the end with Genoa and a determined defence opposed to the Turks. less than the lion banner of St Mark, she created an empire of ports and naval bases which funnelled the products of the area via its wharfs. within the approach town turned the richest position on the earth - an excellent mosaic formed from what it acquired, traded, borrowed and stole. in response to first hand debts of alternate and battle, seafaring and piracy and the locations the place Venetians sailed and died, "City of Fortune" is narrative heritage at its most interesting. starting on Ascension Day within the 12 months one thousand and finishing with an explosion off the coast of Greece - and the calamitous information that the Portuguese had pioneered a sea path to India - it is going to fascinate someone who loves Venice and the Mediterranean global.

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Download E-books History of the Lombards (The Middle Ages Series) PDF

History of the Lombards, by way of Paul the Deacon (c. 720-c. 799), is one of the most vital and oldest debts of the Germanic state. The ebook preserves many historical myths and renowned traditions and attracts from assets which are now misplaced. The historical past lines the altering fortunes of the Lombards, the final of the migratory Germanic peoples to go into the western a part of the previous Roman Empire, from their first visual appeal within the West within the 6th century to the center of the 8th century. the recognition of Paul the Deacon's booklet has persevered over the centuries and, even supposing there were a variety of translations and versions, this continues to be the one one in English.

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Download E-books Italian Army, 1940-1945 (v. 1) PDF

At its height the Italian military contributed 2.5 million troops to the Axis conflict attempt of worldwide battle II (1939-1945). English-speaking readers are likely to think about this military when it comes to the North African crusade; yet way more Italian troops served in different theatres. They invaded, and later bore the most important burden of occupying, the Balkan nations; and Italy despatched 250,000 troops to struggle at the Russian entrance. during this, the 1st of a three-part examine, Philip Jowett covers the eu theatre - together with Russia - from 1940 to Italy's armistice with the Allies in 1943. Many fascinating uniforms, a couple of them new to so much readers, are meticulously illustrated by way of Stephen Andrew.

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Download E-books The Italian Army 1940-45 (3): Italy 1943-45 (Men-at-Arms) (v. 3) PDF

Instantly after the Allied invasion of Italy in September 1943, Mussolini was once deposed and the hot Italian govt switched aspects. The German occupying forces rapidly freed Il Duce and ruthlessly disarmed the Italian military; and from then until eventually the top of the warfare in April 1945 Italian troops fought on each side - with the forces of the hot Fascist 'Salo Republic', within the Allied 'Co-Belligerent Forces', and within the Partisan circulate. this era of sour fight observed the looks of many new devices and quite a lot of attention-grabbing uniforms, defined and illustrated during this ultimate a part of Philip Jowett's finished three-volume sequence.

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Download E-books Il fascismo e gli ebrei: Le leggi razziali in Italia (eBook Laterza) (Italian Edition) PDF

Il bel quantity di Enzo Collotti argomenta e illustra lucidamente l. a. meticolosità della persecuzione antisemita. Simonetta Fiori, "la Repubblica"

Collotti scandaglia l. a. storia nazionale individuando al suo interno il progredire e il regredire, consistent with flussi e riflussi, dell'antisemitismo. Uno studio brillante ed esaustivo sulla pagina più nera del Novecento italiano. Daniele Rocca, "L'Indice"

Un libro più efficace di un trattato nel dire los angeles banalità del male. Titti Marrone, "Il Mattino"

Sanzioni, obblighi, espulsioni, privazioni, fino all'internamento e alla deportazione: l'Italia non fu seconda a nessuno in line with los angeles meticolosità e l. a. severità delle misure imposte agli ebrei.

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