Lucia: A Venetian Life in the Age of Napoleon by Andrea Di Robilant

By Andrea Di Robilant

From the acclaimed writer of A Venetian Affair comes the vibrant and dramatic tale of the autumn of Venice and the increase of a brand new age in the course of the tumultuous Napoleonic interval, as noticeable throughout the eyes of his great-great-great-great-grandmother.

In 1787, Lucia, the gorgeous sixteen-year-old daughter of a famous Venetian statesman, is married off to Alvise Mocenigo, scion of 1 of the main robust Venetian households. yet their existence as a golden couple might be abruptly remodeled while Venice falls to Bonaparte. because the higher occasions unfolding round Lucia mingle along with her such a lot own issues, we witness—through her letters to her sister and different fundamental sources—her painful sequence of miscarriages and the strain on her to provide an inheritor; her impassioned affair with an Austrian officer and its attractive effects; the glamour and pressure of her profession as a hostess in Hapsburg Vienna and lady-in-waiting on the court docket of Napoleon’s stepson, Prince Eugène de Beauharnais, in addition to her intimate courting with the Empress Joséphine; and her striking firsthand account of the defeat of Napoleon in Paris in 1814. In her later years, Lucia, regal and nonetheless attractive and a piece battle-hardened herself, was once Byron’s landlord in the course of the poet’s remain in Venice. In a becoming finale to this sweeping drama, Lucia stands as a relic of a misplaced golden age: she created, partially, the charisma that gave upward thrust to the Romantic view of Italy and its tradition that we nonetheless nourish at the present time.

With the courageous and articulate Lucia on the heart of his new edition of this extraordinary old interval, Andrea di Robilant has once more reached around the centuries, and deep into his personal previous, to carry heritage to wealthy and vibrant lifestyles at the web page.

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By Andrea Di Robilant

From the acclaimed writer of A Venetian Affair comes the vibrant and dramatic tale of the autumn of Venice and the increase of a brand new age in the course of the tumultuous Napoleonic interval, as noticeable throughout the eyes of his great-great-great-great-grandmother.

In 1787, Lucia, the gorgeous sixteen-year-old daughter of a famous Venetian statesman, is married off to Alvise Mocenigo, scion of 1 of the main robust Venetian households. yet their existence as a golden couple might be abruptly remodeled while Venice falls to Bonaparte. because the higher occasions unfolding round Lucia mingle along with her such a lot own issues, we witness—through her letters to her sister and different fundamental sources—her painful sequence of miscarriages and the strain on her to provide an inheritor; her impassioned affair with an Austrian officer and its attractive effects; the glamour and pressure of her profession as a hostess in Hapsburg Vienna and lady-in-waiting on the court docket of Napoleon’s stepson, Prince Eugène de Beauharnais, in addition to her intimate courting with the Empress Joséphine; and her striking firsthand account of the defeat of Napoleon in Paris in 1814. In her later years, Lucia, regal and nonetheless attractive and a piece battle-hardened herself, was once Byron’s landlord in the course of the poet’s remain in Venice. In a becoming finale to this sweeping drama, Lucia stands as a relic of a misplaced golden age: she created, partially, the charisma that gave upward thrust to the Romantic view of Italy and its tradition that we nonetheless nourish at the present time.

With the courageous and articulate Lucia on the heart of his new edition of this extraordinary old interval, Andrea di Robilant has once more reached around the centuries, and deep into his personal previous, to carry heritage to wealthy and vibrant lifestyles at the web page.

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The Rough Guide to Naples and the Amalfi Coast 1 (Rough by Martin Dunford

By Martin Dunford

The tough advisor to Naples and Amalfi Coast is the last word shuttle advisor with exact assurance of the entire most sensible sights of Naples and the Amalfi Coast. This fresh tough advisor comes whole with transparent maps of Naples and the Amalfi Coast, notice the vibrance and wealthy cultural history and world-class stretches of sea coast during this excellent quarter. even if you’re trying to find an real pizzeria in Naples or a boutique B&B in Sorrento, you’ll locate entire Naples and Amalfi Coast lodging and eating place listings with reports to utilize it slow and cash. With unique sensible recommendation on what to work out and do in Naples and the Amalfi Coast, together with the region’s smaller cities corresponding to breathtaking Positano, cliff-top Ravello or the fashionable islands of Capri and laid-back Ischia you could discover all corners of Naples and the Amalfi Coast.Make the main of your vacation with The tough consultant to Naples and the Amalfi Coast!

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By Martin Dunford

The tough advisor to Naples and Amalfi Coast is the last word shuttle advisor with exact assurance of the entire most sensible sights of Naples and the Amalfi Coast. This fresh tough advisor comes whole with transparent maps of Naples and the Amalfi Coast, notice the vibrance and wealthy cultural history and world-class stretches of sea coast during this excellent quarter. even if you’re trying to find an real pizzeria in Naples or a boutique B&B in Sorrento, you’ll locate entire Naples and Amalfi Coast lodging and eating place listings with reports to utilize it slow and cash. With unique sensible recommendation on what to work out and do in Naples and the Amalfi Coast, together with the region’s smaller cities corresponding to breathtaking Positano, cliff-top Ravello or the fashionable islands of Capri and laid-back Ischia you could discover all corners of Naples and the Amalfi Coast.Make the main of your vacation with The tough consultant to Naples and the Amalfi Coast!

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The Stones of Venice - III. The Fall by John Ruskin

By John Ruskin

More than one hundred fifty years after its first ebook in 1851–53, this huge paintings through an exceptional Victorian author, critic, and artist is still one of the so much influential books on paintings and structure ever written. In The Stones of Venice, a survey of the significant structures within the "Paradise of Cities," John Ruskin built a cultured and highbrow argument that lingers on the middle of the talk over the that means of structure and craftsmanship.
This paintings applies the final rules enunciated in Ruskin's The Seven Lamps of Architecture to Venetian structure. the 1st quantity, The Foundations, offers a brief historical past of town and discusses architecture's useful and decorative points. quantity II, The Sea-Stories, examines the Byzantine period and the intense architectural advancements of Venice's Gothic interval. The 3rd quantity, The Fall, involves a trenchant exam of the Venetian non secular and architectural decline through the Renaissance.
Ruskin believed that an figuring out of structure (and portray, and nature) calls for a well-informed recognize for heritage and fact. Readers will locate no greater consultant to the non secular content material and aesthetic pleasures of structure than this eminent instructor and student. that includes all of Ruskin's unique drawings, this can be the one unabridged variation of The Stones of Venice at present available.

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By John Ruskin

More than one hundred fifty years after its first ebook in 1851–53, this huge paintings through an exceptional Victorian author, critic, and artist is still one of the so much influential books on paintings and structure ever written. In The Stones of Venice, a survey of the significant structures within the "Paradise of Cities," John Ruskin built a cultured and highbrow argument that lingers on the middle of the talk over the that means of structure and craftsmanship.
This paintings applies the final rules enunciated in Ruskin's The Seven Lamps of Architecture to Venetian structure. the 1st quantity, The Foundations, offers a brief historical past of town and discusses architecture's useful and decorative points. quantity II, The Sea-Stories, examines the Byzantine period and the intense architectural advancements of Venice's Gothic interval. The 3rd quantity, The Fall, involves a trenchant exam of the Venetian non secular and architectural decline through the Renaissance.
Ruskin believed that an figuring out of structure (and portray, and nature) calls for a well-informed recognize for heritage and fact. Readers will locate no greater consultant to the non secular content material and aesthetic pleasures of structure than this eminent instructor and student. that includes all of Ruskin's unique drawings, this can be the one unabridged variation of The Stones of Venice at present available.

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The Duke's Assassin: Exile and Death of Lorenzino de' Medici by Stefano Dall'Aglio, Donald Weinstein

By Stefano Dall'Aglio, Donald Weinstein

Stefano Dall’Aglio sheds new mild at the infamous Florentine Lorenzino de’ Medici (also referred to as Lorenzaccio) and on of the main notorious assassinations of Italian Renaissance historical past. In 1537 Lorenzino replaced the process heritage by means of murdering Alessandro de’ Medici, first duke of Florence, and paving the best way for the accession of the hot duke, Cosimo I. In 1548 Lorenzino was once killed in Venice in revenge for the assassination he had dedicated. Basing his paintings on huge study within the ancient data of Florence and Simancas, Dall’Aglio reconstructs the occasions surrounding those murders and related to the Medici, their loyalists, the Florentine republican exiles, and a few of the main strong sovereigns of the time. the 1st e-book in a century, and the 1st paintings in English, to envision the lifetime of Lorenzino de’ Medici, this interesting revisionist heritage is as gripping as a detective novel, as Dall’Aglio unravels a 500-year-old secret, revealing that in the back of the bloody loss of life of the duke’s murderer there has been the Emperor Charles V.

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By Stefano Dall'Aglio, Donald Weinstein

Stefano Dall’Aglio sheds new mild at the infamous Florentine Lorenzino de’ Medici (also referred to as Lorenzaccio) and on of the main notorious assassinations of Italian Renaissance historical past. In 1537 Lorenzino replaced the process heritage by means of murdering Alessandro de’ Medici, first duke of Florence, and paving the best way for the accession of the hot duke, Cosimo I. In 1548 Lorenzino was once killed in Venice in revenge for the assassination he had dedicated. Basing his paintings on huge study within the ancient data of Florence and Simancas, Dall’Aglio reconstructs the occasions surrounding those murders and related to the Medici, their loyalists, the Florentine republican exiles, and a few of the main strong sovereigns of the time. the 1st e-book in a century, and the 1st paintings in English, to envision the lifetime of Lorenzino de’ Medici, this interesting revisionist heritage is as gripping as a detective novel, as Dall’Aglio unravels a 500-year-old secret, revealing that in the back of the bloody loss of life of the duke’s murderer there has been the Emperor Charles V.

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Venice: Pure City by Peter Ackroyd

By Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd at his so much magical and magisterial—a glittering, evocative, attention-grabbing, story-filled portrait of Venice, the final word urban.

The Venetians’ language and state of mind set them other than the remainder of Italy. they're an island humans, associated with the ocean and to the tides instead of the land. This lat­est paintings from the incomparable Peter Ackroyd, like a magic gondola, transports its readers to that sensual and striking urban.

His account embraces evidence and romance, conjuring up the ambience of the canals, bridges, and sunlit squares, the church buildings and the markets, the gala's and the plant life. He leads us during the heritage of town, from the 1st refugees arriving within the mists of the lagoon within the fourth century to the increase of an exceptional mercantile nation and its buying and selling empire, the wars opposed to Napoleon, and the vacationer invasions of at the present time. every thing is the following: the retailers at the Rialto and the Jews within the ghetto; the glassblowers of Murano; the carnival mask and the sorrowful colonies of lepers; the artists—Bellini, Titian, Tintoretto, Tiepolo. And the ever present undertone of Venice’s shadowy corners and lifeless ends, of prisons and punishment, wars and sieges, scandals and seductions.

Ackroyd’s Venice: natural urban is a research of Venice a lot within the vein of his lauded London: The Biography. Like London, Venice is a fluid, writerly exploration prepared round a num­ber of topics. heritage and context are supplied in every one chap­ter, yet Ackroyd’s portrait of Venice is a very novelistic one, either appealing and rapturous. lets haven't any larger guide—reading Venice: natural urban is, in itself, an excellent trip to the last word urban.

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By Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd at his so much magical and magisterial—a glittering, evocative, attention-grabbing, story-filled portrait of Venice, the final word urban.

The Venetians’ language and state of mind set them other than the remainder of Italy. they're an island humans, associated with the ocean and to the tides instead of the land. This lat­est paintings from the incomparable Peter Ackroyd, like a magic gondola, transports its readers to that sensual and striking urban.

His account embraces evidence and romance, conjuring up the ambience of the canals, bridges, and sunlit squares, the church buildings and the markets, the gala's and the plant life. He leads us during the heritage of town, from the 1st refugees arriving within the mists of the lagoon within the fourth century to the increase of an exceptional mercantile nation and its buying and selling empire, the wars opposed to Napoleon, and the vacationer invasions of at the present time. every thing is the following: the retailers at the Rialto and the Jews within the ghetto; the glassblowers of Murano; the carnival mask and the sorrowful colonies of lepers; the artists—Bellini, Titian, Tintoretto, Tiepolo. And the ever present undertone of Venice’s shadowy corners and lifeless ends, of prisons and punishment, wars and sieges, scandals and seductions.

Ackroyd’s Venice: natural urban is a research of Venice a lot within the vein of his lauded London: The Biography. Like London, Venice is a fluid, writerly exploration prepared round a num­ber of topics. heritage and context are supplied in every one chap­ter, yet Ackroyd’s portrait of Venice is a very novelistic one, either appealing and rapturous. lets haven't any larger guide—reading Venice: natural urban is, in itself, an excellent trip to the last word urban.

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Florencewalks by Anne Holler

By Anne Holler

A lot of Florence's artwork isn't in her world-famous museums yet in her streets, and people treasures can merely be visible by means of those that discover this stunning, medieval urban walking. The 4 intimate strolling excursions in Florencewalks lead you thru centuries of Italian heritage and architecture--around corners that cover marble gods and goddesses, down hushed alleys pervaded through the aroma of spices and pastas, out onto sun-washed piazzas flanked by means of church buildings and palazzos and open-air markets. simply accomplished in a morning of afternoon, each one stroll comprises lots of spots alongside the right way to take a seat and skim, leisure, or browse. as well as maps of every stroll, and greater than thirty photos, Florencewalks also encompasses a specific portion of customer info and suggestion, a concise chronology of the city's heritage, an index, and a listing of relatively certain trattorias, wine bars, and outlets.

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By Anne Holler

A lot of Florence's artwork isn't in her world-famous museums yet in her streets, and people treasures can merely be visible by means of those that discover this stunning, medieval urban walking. The 4 intimate strolling excursions in Florencewalks lead you thru centuries of Italian heritage and architecture--around corners that cover marble gods and goddesses, down hushed alleys pervaded through the aroma of spices and pastas, out onto sun-washed piazzas flanked by means of church buildings and palazzos and open-air markets. simply accomplished in a morning of afternoon, each one stroll comprises lots of spots alongside the right way to take a seat and skim, leisure, or browse. as well as maps of every stroll, and greater than thirty photos, Florencewalks also encompasses a specific portion of customer info and suggestion, a concise chronology of the city's heritage, an index, and a listing of relatively certain trattorias, wine bars, and outlets.

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The Origins of the State in Italy, 1300-1600 (Studies in by Julius Kirshner

By Julius Kirshner

The beginnings of the country in Europe is a significant subject of latest historic learn. The making of such early glossy Italian neighborhood states as Florence, the dominion of Naples, Milan, and Venice exemplifies a decisive flip within the country culture of Western Europe. The Origins of the nation in Italy, 1300-1600 represents the easiest in American, British, and Italian scholarship and gives a invaluable and significant review of the main difficulties of the emergence of the country in Europe. a few of the themes coated comprise the political legitimacy of the aborning local states, the altering criminal tradition, the clash among church and nation, the forces shaping public funds, and the construction of the Italian League.The 8 essays during this assortment initially seemed within the magazine of contemporary historical past. individuals contain Roberto Bizzocchi, Giorgio Chittolini, Trevor Dean, Riccardo Fubini, Elena Fasano Guarini, Aldo Mazzacane, Anthony Molho, and Pierangelo Schiera. This quantity will entice historians, historic sociologists, and historians of political idea.

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By Julius Kirshner

The beginnings of the country in Europe is a significant subject of latest historic learn. The making of such early glossy Italian neighborhood states as Florence, the dominion of Naples, Milan, and Venice exemplifies a decisive flip within the country culture of Western Europe. The Origins of the nation in Italy, 1300-1600 represents the easiest in American, British, and Italian scholarship and gives a invaluable and significant review of the main difficulties of the emergence of the country in Europe. a few of the themes coated comprise the political legitimacy of the aborning local states, the altering criminal tradition, the clash among church and nation, the forces shaping public funds, and the construction of the Italian League.The 8 essays during this assortment initially seemed within the magazine of contemporary historical past. individuals contain Roberto Bizzocchi, Giorgio Chittolini, Trevor Dean, Riccardo Fubini, Elena Fasano Guarini, Aldo Mazzacane, Anthony Molho, and Pierangelo Schiera. This quantity will entice historians, historic sociologists, and historians of political idea.

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Mornings in Florence by John Ruskin

By John Ruskin

This scarce antiquarian e-book is a facsimile reprint of the unique. as a result of its age, it may well comprise imperfections resembling marks, notations, marginalia and fallacious pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally very important, now we have made it on hand as a part of our dedication for safeguarding, retaining, and selling the world's literature in cheap, top of the range, sleek variations which are precise to the unique paintings.

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By John Ruskin

This scarce antiquarian e-book is a facsimile reprint of the unique. as a result of its age, it may well comprise imperfections resembling marks, notations, marginalia and fallacious pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally very important, now we have made it on hand as a part of our dedication for safeguarding, retaining, and selling the world's literature in cheap, top of the range, sleek variations which are precise to the unique paintings.

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Puppetmasters: The Political Use of Terrorism in Italy by Philip Willan

By Philip Willan

The CIA has been accused of a huge intelligence failure within the run-up to the 9-11 assaults -- the outcome, it truly is stated, of a moralistic and bureaucratic method of information-gathering. however the CIA's spies had few qualms while it got here to cultivating terrorist corporations and interfering within the inner politics of chilly battle Italy. Puppetmasters finds how US intelligence prone exploited the P2 masonic inn to prop up pleasant Christian Democrat-dominated governments and counter the becoming political impression of the Italian Communist celebration. It was once a ruthless process related to coup plots, correct wing terrorist bombings and the manipulation of the crimson Brigades. And it gave Italy one of many bloodiest and so much protracted sessions of terrorist violence ever noticeable in a contemporary, industrialised society.

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By Philip Willan

The CIA has been accused of a huge intelligence failure within the run-up to the 9-11 assaults -- the outcome, it truly is stated, of a moralistic and bureaucratic method of information-gathering. however the CIA's spies had few qualms while it got here to cultivating terrorist corporations and interfering within the inner politics of chilly battle Italy. Puppetmasters finds how US intelligence prone exploited the P2 masonic inn to prop up pleasant Christian Democrat-dominated governments and counter the becoming political impression of the Italian Communist celebration. It was once a ruthless process related to coup plots, correct wing terrorist bombings and the manipulation of the crimson Brigades. And it gave Italy one of many bloodiest and so much protracted sessions of terrorist violence ever noticeable in a contemporary, industrialised society.

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