By Dr. John Foot

ISBN-10: 0333669045

ISBN-13: 9780333669044

ISBN-10: 1403943877

ISBN-13: 9781403943873

Designed as a educating textual content for universities, sleek Italy concentrates at the heritage of twentieth Century Italy. through the use of other kinds of fabrics and "links" among quite a few disciplines and topic parts, this booklet goals to either clarify definite gains of Italian historic improvement and impress additional dialogue. The research is equipped round wide thematic chapters--the country, the kingdom, economic system and society, politics--which introduce the reader to historic debates, subject matters, controversies and arguments. bins on the finish of every bankruptcy offer beneficial additional info for college students.

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By Antonio Carluccio

Eventually, the final word e-book on pasta from the grasp of Italian cookery! Pasta's large number of shapes, textures and flavours makes it the best foundation for each form of meal, from subtle dinner events to uncomplicated suppers at domestic. In his intriguing new ebook, Antonio Carluccio stocks his love of Italy's favorite nutrients, supplying cutting edge and interesting recipes for soups, major classes, salads or even desserts.To commence, transparent and particular directions are given for making clean pasta, starting up an entire new diversity of percentages from making your personal simple egg pasta to including strange colors and flavours like spinach and squid ink. Over a hundred inspirational recipes for either clean and dried pasta stick with, starting from the straightforward and standard like Spaghetti Al Aglio, Olio E Peperoncino (with garlic, oil and chilli) and classics with a twist like Trofie al Pesto di Erbe e Noci (with walnut and herb pesto) to the actually strange and plush, akin to and Trullo di Zitoni (a deeply savoury baked lamb, herb and mushroom pasta pie). additionally featured is a wealth of rules for various the elemental recipe to provide quite a few assorted dishes, based on style and seasonal availability.

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By Titus Livy, Betty Radice, Robert M. Ogilvie

ISBN-10: 0140443886

ISBN-13: 9780140443882

Books VI-X of Livy's huge paintings hint Rome's fortunes from its close to cave in after defeat via the Gauls in 386 bc to its emergence, in an issue of a long time, because the ultimate strength in Italy, having conquered the city-state of Samnium in 293 bc. during this attention-grabbing heritage, occasions are defined no longer easily by way of partisan politics, yet via colourful graphics that carry the strengths, weaknesses and explanations of major figures akin to the noble statesman Camillus and the corrupt Manlius vividly to existence. whereas Rome's maximum chronicler meant his heritage to be a memorial to former glory, he additionally had extra didactic goals - hoping that readers of his account may possibly study from the previous ills and virtues of town.

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By Philippe Sollers

ISBN-10: 2259217036

ISBN-13: 9782259217033

Jamais ville n'a suscité autant d'attrait et de curiosité que Venise. Il fallait tout le expertise de Philippe Sollers pour nous enchanter une fois encore.

" Venise est une grande aventure historique. Elle peut être aussi une ardour individuelle. C'est le cas ici. Dans ce titre : Dictionnaire amoureux de Venise, je souligne le mot amoureux. Il ne s'agit évidemment pas d'un "guide" (il y en a d'excellents), mais d'une expérience personnelle liée à ma vie d'écrivain. Je suis arrivé là très jeune, j'ai passé chaque année, printemps et automne, beaucoup de temps à marcher, naviguer, regarder, respirer, dormir et m'émerveiller. Venise, voilà son mystery, est un amplificateur. Si vous êtes heureux, vous le serez dix fois plus, malheureux, cent fois davantage. Tout dépend de votre disposition intérieure et de votre rapport à l'amour. L'amour ? Oui, et dans tous les sens : anges et libertinage, structure, peinture, musique, roman, poésie, mais aussi air, pierre, eau, étoiles. Nature et tradition enfin à égalité. Venise n'est pas un musée, mais une création constante. Si vous échappez aux clichés, au tourisme, aux bavardages ; si vous avez réussi à être vraiment clandestin ici, alors vous savez ce que le mot paradis veut dire. Le monde se précipite vers le chaos, l. a. violence, l. a. terreur, los angeles pornographie, le calcul aveugle, l. a. marchandisation à tout va ? Mais non, voyez, écoutez, lisez : voici le lieu magique et futur dont tous les artistes et les esprits libres témoignent. "

Philippe Sollers

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By Sandra Cavallo

ISBN-10: 0199678138

ISBN-13: 9780199678136

Healthy dwelling in past due Renaissance Italy explores intimately the efforts made via women and men in overdue Renaissance Italy to stick fit and lengthen their lives. Drawing on a wide selection of assets - starting from affordable fit dwelling publications within the vernacular to non-public letters, behavior literature, loved ones inventories, and surviving pictures and items - this quantity demonstrates refined tradition of prevention used to be being constructed in sixteenth-century Italian towns. This tradition sought to control the criteria notion to persuade overall healthiness and established rather at the domestic and household workouts similar to sleep styles, food and drinks intake, different types of workout, hygiene, keep an eye on of feelings, and tracking the air caliber to which the physique used to be uncovered. matters approximately fit dwelling additionally had a considerable effect at the layout of houses and the dissemination of quite a number loved ones items.

This research hence finds the forgotten function of clinical matters in shaping way of life and household fabric tradition. despite the fact that, drugs used to be now not the only issue answerable for those alterations. The surge of curiosity in preventive drugs bought new impetus from the advance of the print undefined. furthermore, it used to be fuelled through classical notions of health, re-proposed via humanist tradition and by way of the hot curiosity in geography and climates. Broader social and non secular traits additionally performed a key position; most importantly, the nexus among realization to one's healthiness and non secular and ethical worthy promoted either through new principles of what constituted the Aristocracy and by means of the Counter-Reformation.

Six key parts have been concept to steer the stability of "humors" in the physique and Healthy residing in past due Renaissance Italy is equipped into six major chapters which mirror those matters: Air, workout, Sleep, food and drinks, handling the sentiments, and physically Hygiene. the quantity is richly illustrated and gives an obtainable yet interesting glimpse into either the family lives and future health preoccupations of the early smooth Italians.

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By Steven B. Bowman

ISBN-10: 0817301984

ISBN-13: 9780817301989

ISBN-10: 0819707031

ISBN-13: 9780819707031

Bowman provides the assets with a serious old creation for the rediscovery of Balkan and Aegean Jewry from the Fourth campaign to the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople. The booklet lines the fortunes of Greek Jews, their touch with co-religionists from Spain, Italy, the Crimea and their interplay with the variegated neighborhood populations and endemic conquerors of the sector. From the start of the thirteenth century to the sixteenth century with particular chapters on highbrow lifestyles, rabbinic pursuits, mysticism, Greek tradition and the social and monetary measurement.

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By Dr Christine Shaw (It

ISBN-10: 9004282750

ISBN-13: 9789004282759

The army the Aristocracy - "signori di castelli," lords of castles - shaped an immense part of the society of Renaissance Italy, even though they've got frequently been passed over via historians, or handled as an anomaly. In Barons and Castellans: the army the Aristocracy of Renaissance Italy, Christine Shaw offers the 1st comparative examine of "lords of castles," nice and small, all through Italy, reading their army and political importance, and the way their roles replaced in the course of the Italian Wars. Her major concentration is on their army assets and the way they deployed them in private and non-private wars, in pursuit in their personal pursuits and within the provider of others, and on how their army weight affected their political status and impact.

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