Category: Italy

Download E-books Memory and Massacre: Revisiting Sant' Anna di Stazzema (Italian and Italian American Studies) PDF

This booklet recounts the bloodbath at Sant'Anna di Stazzema and examines its after results. in the course of the Nazi career of Italy, SS officials have been charged with destroying anti-Fascist and anti-Nazi partisans. Paolo Pezzino not just reconstructs the occasions, yet bargains with the "forgetting" of the bloodbath.

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Download E-books Love and Death in Renaissance Italy PDF

By Thomas V. Cohen

Gratuitous intercourse. image violence. Lies, revenge, and homicide. prior to there has been electronic cable or fact tv, there has been Renaissance Italy and the courts within which Italian magistrates meted out justice to the vicious and the villainous, the scabrous and the scandalous. Love and demise in Renaissance Italy retells six piquant episodes from the Italian court docket simply after 1550, because the Renaissance gave technique to an period of Catholic reformation.

all of the chapters during this background chronicles a family drama round which the lives of normal Romans are unexpectedly and violently altered. it's possible you'll learn the grotesque homicide that opens the book—when an Italian noble takes revenge on his spouse and her bastard lover as he catches them in delicto flagrante—as directly from the pages of Boccaccio. yet this story, just like the different tales Cohen recollects right here, is true, and its recounting during this scintillating paintings is predicated on assiduous study in courtroom complaints saved within the nation information in Rome.

Love and demise in Renaissance Italy includes tales of a forbidden love for an orphan nun, of brothers who cruelly specified a will from their demise teenage sister, and of a malicious papal prosecutor who not just rapes a band of sisters, yet turns their shambling father right into a pimp! Cohen retells every one merciless episode with a mix of sly wit and hot sympathy after which wraps his stories in ruminations on their classes, either for the heritage in their personal time and for historians writing this day. What effects is a booklet instantaneously poignant and painfully human in addition to deliciously entertaining.

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Download E-books From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town PDF

By Ingrid D. Rowland

The calamity that proved deadly for Pompeii population preserved the town for hundreds of years, forsaking a picture of Roman lifestyle that has captured the mind's eye of generations, together with Renoir, Freud, Hirohito, Mozart, Dickens, Twain, Rossellini, and Ingrid Bergman. Interwoven is the thread of Rowland’s personal impressions of Pompeii.

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Download E-books Factors in Formation and Regression of the Atherosclerotic Plaque: Proceedings of a NATO Advanced Study Institute on the Formation and Regression of the Atherosclerotic Plaque, held September 3–13, 1980, in Belgirate, Italy PDF

By Giorgio Weber (auth.), Gustav R. V. Born, Alberico L. Catapano, Rodolfo Paoletti (eds.)

Interest within the box of atherosclerosis learn has broadened lately. but the major concentration continues to be at the physiopathology of the arterial wall and on its interplay with blood elements. the aim of this NATO complex learn Institute on "Factors in Formation and Regression of the Atherosclerotic Plaque" used to be to debate the subsequent issues: a) The physiopathology of the arterial wall; b) Animal versions; c) equipment of learning the development and regression of atherosclerotic lesions quantitatively; d) The function of lipoproteins, platelets, smoke, alcohol, and so forth. within the formation of atherosclerotic lesions; e) The pharmacological and nutritional regulate of "risk factors." This quantity is a suite of the main appropriate shows on those issues. we are hoping it's going to supply a heritage for younger scientists in addition to a stimulus for extra learn to biologists and clinicians. we want to recognize the aid of NATO and the meals origin of Italy in organizing this complicated examine Institute.

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Download E-books Mountain of Paradise: Reflections on the Emergence of Greater California as a World Civilization (American University Studies) PDF

By Josef Chytry

Mountain of Paradise demanding situations traditional taxonomies of worldwide civilizations through introducing a brand new and bold candidate: the civilization of higher California shortly incubating because the evolution of California right into a veritable «nation-state» or «world commonwealth» in keeping with modern commentators and students. via a chain of reflective essays it clarifies the momentous implications of this declare via a radical account of the genealogical origins of «California», permutation into its speculative second of self-identity because of lengthy artistic interchange with ecu idea and philosophy, development to prestige of a socio-economic powerhouse by means of the Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties, invention of fantastically Californian versions of political economic system through the Nineteen Seventies and Eighties, and current domination over areas previously labeled as «Greater California». In its diversity and originality Mountain of Paradise constitutes a strong contribution to present political, social, fiscal and international thematics.

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Download E-books From Wiseguys to Wise Men: The Gangster and Italian American Masculinities PDF

The gangster, within the arms of the Italian American artist, turns into a telling determine within the story of yankee race, gender, and ethnicity - a determine that displays the autobiography of an immigrant workforce simply because it displays the myth of a local inhabitants.

From Wiseguys to Wise Men reports the determine of the gangster and explores its social functionality within the building and projection of masculinity within the usa. via taking a look at the cultural icon of the gangster in the course of the lens of gender, this ebook provides new insights into fabric that has been a part of American tradition for as regards to a hundred years.

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Download E-books Britain and the Papacy in the Age of Revolution, 1846-1851 (Royal Historical Society Studies in History New Series) PDF

By Saho Matsumoto-Best

From the time of the Reformation Anglo-Vatican relatives have in general been obvious as a protracted background of endless antagonism and mutual suspicion, yet this has now not consistently been the case. This e-book sheds gentle on probably the most curious episodes in early Victorian background while, round the time of the 1848 revolutions in Europe, a rapprochement virtually constructed among Britain and the papacy, and British politicians and writers spoke of the hot head of the Catholic Church, Pius IX, as 'the strong pope'.Integrating diplomatic, political, ecclesiastical and social historical past, Saho Matsumoto-Best strains the criteria that introduced those ordinarily adversarial powers jointly and the explanations why this rapprochement was once doomed to failure. She demonstrates how the need to aid constitutional executive in Italy and to cut back the actions of the Irish Catholic church led the govt of Lord John Russell to construct a detailed courting with Pius IX, and the way failure to appreciate the Vatican's priorities and anti-papal and anti-Catholic feeling in Britain, fairly within the context of the recovery of the Catholic hierarchy in 1850, finally destroyed this policy.BR>This research is a vital and unique contribution to the present debate in regards to the nature of mid 19th century-Britain and sheds new gentle at the British position in Italian unification. it is going to even be of serious curiosity to scholars of nineteenth-century eu foreign and ecclesiastical historical past, and of the 1848 revolutions.

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Download E-books Three New Deals: Reflections on Roosevelt's America, Mussolini's Italy, and Hitler's Germany, 1933-1939 PDF

From a world-renowned cultural historian, an unique examine the hidden commonalities between Fascism, Nazism, and the recent Deal

Today Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal is considered the democratic perfect, the optimistic American reaction to an monetary drawback that propelled Germany and Italy towards Fascism. but within the Thirties, stunning because it could appear, those regimes have been rarely thought of antithetical. Now, Wolfgang Schivelbusch investigates the shared components of those 3 "new offers" to provide a impressive reason for the recognition of Europe's totalitarian structures.

Returning to the melancholy, Schivelbusch lines the emergence of a brand new form of kingdom: reinforced by means of mass propaganda, led by way of a charismatic determine, and projecting balance and tool. He uncovers gorgeous similarities one of the 3 regimes: the symbolic significance of enormous public works courses just like the TVA dams and the German autobahn, which not just placed humans again to paintings yet embodied the state's authority; the seductive persuasiveness of Roosevelt's fireplace chats and Mussolini's radio talks; the style for enormous structure stamped on Washington, as on Berlin; and the omnipresent banners enlisting voters as unswerving fans of the state.

Far from equating Roosevelt, Hitler, and Mussolini or minimizing their acute transformations, Schivelbusch proposes that the populist and paternalist traits universal to their states carry the main to the difficult allegiance as soon as granted to Europe's so much tyrannical regimes.

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Download E-books Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Rome (Irreverent Guides) PDF

By Sylvie Hogg

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searching for a go back and forth consultant that is going the place different publications worry to tread? one who rides roughshod over ad-copy puffery to well bring the true scoop on a destination's websites and points of interest? person who dares to be sincere, hip, and enjoyable? glance not more. Frommer's Irreverent go back and forth publications are wickedly irreverent, unabashedly sincere, and downright hilarious, and supply an insider's viewpoint on which points of interest are hyped up vacationer traps and that are the key gemstones that locals love. you will get the lowdown on eating places, accommodation, and procuring, or even discover what the locals ponder you. "Like being taken round through a savvy local," stated the recent York occasions. "Hipper and savvier than different guides," concurred Diversion journal. by no means shy approximately confronting the problems, the Irreverents are courses to actual trip within the genuine international.

 Includes info just a neighborhood could understand, resembling:

  • Hotels for the well-heeled and the sensibly-shod
  • Where to work out clergymen’ bones, "talking" statues, and lesser-known Michelangelos
  • Attractions to line up for–and these to pass
  • Where–and when–to get pleasure from a formal cappuccino
  • Shops to scour for the most recent baggage, boots, and papal vestments
  • The most sensible piazzas, open air cafes, and discos for individuals gazing, wine sipping, nightclubbing, and doing because the Romans do
  • How to inform a pleasant hand gesture from a not-so-friendly one
  • Charming outdoors spots and targeted museums which are far-off from the crowds and motorinos

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