Download E-books Egypt in Italy: Visions of Egypt in Roman Imperial Culture PDF

By Molly Swetnam-Burland

This ebook examines the urge for food for Egyptian and Egyptian-looking paintings in Italy throughout the century following Rome's annexation of Aegyptus as a province. within the early imperial interval, Roman curiosity in Egyptian tradition used to be frequent, as evidenced by way of works starting from the enormous obelisks, delivered to the capital over the Mediterranean Sea by means of the emperors, to in the neighborhood made emulations of Egyptian artifacts present in inner most houses and in temples to Egyptian gods. even though the international visual appeal of those works of art used to be imperative to their allure, this e-book situates them inside of their social, political, and creative contexts in Roman Italy. Swetnam-Burland specializes in what those works intended to their proprietors and their audience of their new settings, by means of exploring proof for the artists who produced them and by way of studying their dating to the modern literature that knowledgeable Roman perceptions of Egyptian background, customs, and myths.

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Download E-books Rick Steves' Venice 2014 PDF

By Rick Steves

You can anticipate Rick Steves to inform you what you really want to know whilst vacationing the island urban of Venice.

Following the self-guided excursions during this ebook, you’ll discover Venice’s most crucial landmarks and cruise the Grand Canal for a close-up examine the based palaces, bridges, and church buildings. You’ll become aware of picturesque lanes, benefit from the top urban perspectives, and journey outlying islands within the lagoon. Dine at a romantic canal-side eating place, or subscribe to the locals at a attribute cicchetti bar and munch seafood-on-a-toothpick. because the stars shine over St. Mark’s sq., sway to the loose track of café orchestras.

Rick’s candid, funny recommendation will consultant you to good-value motels and eating places. You’ll the way to discover Venice straightforward and get up to date recommendation on what’s worthy a while and cash. greater than simply studies and instructions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a travel consultant on your pocket.

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Download E-books Beautiful Antonio PDF

By Vitaliano Brancati

First released in nice Britain as Antonio: the nice Lover 1952
This translation first released by way of Harvill an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 1993
Published in Penguin Books 2007

Having spent a while in Rome, Antonio - the handsomest younger guy in Catania - returns to his local city with the attractiveness of being a playboy and with an extended record of amorous adventures in the back of him. to delight his father, Antonio has the same opinion to marry the gorgeous Barbara. A yr after their marriage besides the fact that - scandal erupts. Barbara remains to be a virgin! The bride’s family members try and annul the wedding and Antonio’s honour turns out irrevocably misplaced.

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Download E-books Neri! PDF

By Gianluca Semprini, Mario Caprara

Los angeles storia mai raccontata della destra radicale, eversiva e terrorista

Fasci d’azione rivoluzionaria, Legione Nera e Lotta Fascista. Ordine Nuovo e Avanguardia Nazionale. Squadre d’azione Mussolini, Ordine Nero e Giustizieri d’Italia. MAR, NAR e Terza Posizione. Costruiamo l’Azione e Movimento Politico Occidentale. Naziskin e Ultras. Sono solo alcuni dei gruppi protagonisti dei molteplici percorsi eversivi animati dalla destra a partire dai tempi di Salò, quando sparuti gruppi di fascisti tentano di sabotare l’avanzata angloamericana. Una “resistenza” che prosegue con le riunioni clandestine di esuli della RSI che, attraverso los angeles nascita dell’MSI, progettano los angeles restaurazione del regime fascista. Dalle lotte in step with Trieste italiana alle tentazioni golpiste degli anni Sessanta, dalle stragi di Stato allo spontaneismo armato, Caprara e Semprini ci mostrano, attraverso testimonianze dirette e documenti inediti, quel che resta del volto più oscuro della storia italiana.

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Download E-books A History of Contemporary Italy: Society and Politics, 1943-1988 PDF

By Paul Ginsborg

From a war-torn and poverty-stricken state, nearby and predominantly agrarian, to the good fortune tale of contemporary years, Italy has witnessed the main profound transformation--economic, social and demographic--in its complete background. but the opposite recurrent subject matter of the interval has been the overpowering want for political reform--and the repeated failure to accomplish it. Professor Ginsborg's authoritative work--the first to mix social and political perspectives--is interested in either the super achievements of up to date Italy and "the continuities of its heritage that experience now not been simply set aside."

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Download E-books A Question of Belief PDF

By Donna Leon

"Brunetti is a wonder: shrewdpermanent, cultured, and devoted to his work." --The Washington Post

Commissario Guido Brunetti longs to flee the crowds of visitors and oppressive warmth of Venice in August. yet ahead of he can subscribe to his relatives on vacation within the mountains, a folder containing court docket documents lands on his table. An outdated good friend suspects a sinister reason in the back of a neighborhood court's infamous inefficiency. in the meantime, Brunetti's colleague, Inspector Lorenzo Vianello, is worried approximately his aunt's unexpected- and expensive-interest in astrology and enlists the commissario's aid. simply whilst it sort of feels Brunetti may be in a position to make his getaway, a brutal crime shocks town and he forces himself to shake off the warmth and get right down to paintings.

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Download E-books Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980 PDF

By Roberto Curti

In Seventies Italy, after the decline of the Spaghetti Western, crime motion pictures grew to become the preferred, ecocnomic and debatable style. In a rustic plagued with violence, political tensions and armed fight, those movies controlled to seize the anxiousness and anger of the days of their stories of difficult police officers, ruthless criminals and concrete paranoia. fresh years have noticeable renewed serious curiosity within the style, thank you partly to such illustrious fanatics as Quentin Tarantino. This publication examines all the 220+ crime movies produced in Italy among 1968 and 1980, the interval while the style first seemed and grew to its top. Entries contain a whole solid and workforce record, domestic video releases, a plot precis and the author's personal research. Excerpts from numerous assets are incorporated: educational texts, modern experiences, and interviews with filmmakers, scriptwriters and actors. there are lots of onset stills and picture posters.

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Download E-books Mario Bava: Destination Terror PDF

By Howard Hughes

Do no longer think in what you're thinking that you notice. Creeping mist, the milky fog of terror which may vague untold hazards and shroud the confines of restricted studio units. Splashes of color - pink, blue, eco-friendly, deep crimson - a spectral spectrum, flooding the areas among the darkness. Do you suspect in ghosts? you want to admit that there are issues that frighten us. what is that unusual shadow at the wall, or that flickering candle within the derelict crypt? Is it a trick of the sunshine, or a trick of your mind's eye? That previous fortress perched at the cliff appears genuine, however it may well easily be a photo. and people countless numbers of extras. A multiple-exposure? within the illusory international of cinema, do you want to benefit what's genuine and what's unreal? Come nearer please, i have anything to inform you. women and gents, this is often Mario Bava.

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Download E-books Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir PDF

By Frances Mayes

A lyrical and evocative memoir from Frances Mayes, the Bard of Tuscany, approximately coming of age within the Deep South and the region’s strong impact on her life.

The writer of 3 liked books approximately her existence in Italy, together with Under the Tuscan Sun and Every Day in Tuscany, Frances Mayes revisits the turning issues that outlined her early years in Fitzgerald, Georgia. together with her signature sort and beauty, Mayes explores the ability of panorama, the assumption of domestic, and the lasting strength of a chaotic and loving family members.

From her years as a lively, secretive baby, via her college studies—a interval of beautiful freedom that imbued her with a profound appreciation of friendship and a love of travel—to her break out to a brand new existence in California, Mayes exuberantly recreates the serious relationships of her prior, recounting the sour and candy tales of her advanced relations: her appealing but fragile mom, Frankye; her unpredictable father, Garbert; Daddy Jack, whose lifestyles Garbert kept; grandmother mom Mayes; and the kinfolk maid, Frances’s confidant Willie Bell.

Under Magnolia is a searingly sincere, funny, and relocating ode to kin and position, and a considerate meditation at the methods they outline us, or reason us to outline ourselves. With acute sensory language, Mayes relishes the beauty of the South, the smells and tastes at her kin desk, the perfume of her homeland bushes, and writes an unforgettable tale of a woman whose perspicacity and dawning self-knowledge lead her out of the South and into the remainder of the realm, after which to a profound go back home.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books Democracy and Disorder: Protest and Politics in Italy, 1965-1975 PDF

It is a examine of the cycle of protest that swept throughout Italy from the past due Sixties during the early Nineteen Seventies. utilizing numerous newspaper, archival, and interview fabrics, and mixing quantitative time-series options with ancient and ideological analyses, Tarrow indicates how protest unfold from the scholar and employee activities to almost each region of Italian society, and gave upward push to "extraparliamentary" teams, violence, and eventually, a go back to standard political styles. regardless of the violence and affliction, Tarrow demonstrates that the main results of the cycle was once to extend the repertoire of participation and to give a contribution to a consolidation of Italian democracy.

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