A Renaissance Court: Milan under Galeazzo Maria Sforza by Gregory Lubkin

By Gregory Lubkin

Bold, extravagant, innovative, and sexually infamous, Galeazzo Maria Sforza inherited the ducal throne of Milan in 1466, on the age of 22. even supposing his reign ended tragically purely ten years later, the younger prince's court docket was once a dynamic neighborhood the place arts, coverage making, and the panoply of country have been built-in with the rhythms and preoccupations of lifestyle. Gregory Lubkin explores this important yet missed middle of energy, permitting the contributors of the Milanese courtroom to talk for themselves and exhibiting how dramatically Milan and its ruler exemplified the political, cultural, non secular, and fiscal aspirations of Renaissance Italy.

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By Gregory Lubkin

Bold, extravagant, innovative, and sexually infamous, Galeazzo Maria Sforza inherited the ducal throne of Milan in 1466, on the age of 22. even supposing his reign ended tragically purely ten years later, the younger prince's court docket was once a dynamic neighborhood the place arts, coverage making, and the panoply of country have been built-in with the rhythms and preoccupations of lifestyle. Gregory Lubkin explores this important yet missed middle of energy, permitting the contributors of the Milanese courtroom to talk for themselves and exhibiting how dramatically Milan and its ruler exemplified the political, cultural, non secular, and fiscal aspirations of Renaissance Italy.

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Venice: History of the Floating City by Joanne M. Ferraro

By Joanne M. Ferraro

This ebook is a sweeping old portrait of the floating urban of Venice from its foundations to the current day. Joanne M. Ferraro considers Venice's targeted development inside of an amphibious surroundings and identifies the Asian, ecu, and North African trade networks that made it a colourful and ethnically assorted Mediterranean cultural middle. Incorporating contemporary scholarly insights, the writer discusses key issues with regards to the city's social, cultural, spiritual, and environmental heritage, in addition to its politics and economic climate. A safe haven and a pilgrim cease; a global emporium and middle of manufacture; a mecca of spectacle, theater, track, playing, and sexual experimentation; and a creative and architectural wonder, Venice's attract springs everlasting in each section of the city's attention-grabbing heritage.

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By Joanne M. Ferraro

This ebook is a sweeping old portrait of the floating urban of Venice from its foundations to the current day. Joanne M. Ferraro considers Venice's targeted development inside of an amphibious surroundings and identifies the Asian, ecu, and North African trade networks that made it a colourful and ethnically assorted Mediterranean cultural middle. Incorporating contemporary scholarly insights, the writer discusses key issues with regards to the city's social, cultural, spiritual, and environmental heritage, in addition to its politics and economic climate. A safe haven and a pilgrim cease; a global emporium and middle of manufacture; a mecca of spectacle, theater, track, playing, and sexual experimentation; and a creative and architectural wonder, Venice's attract springs everlasting in each section of the city's attention-grabbing heritage.

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Before the Normans: Southern Italy in the Ninth and Tenth by Barbara M. Kreutz

By Barbara M. Kreutz

Histories of medieval Europe have usually neglected southern Italy, taking a look south simply within the Norman interval. but Southern Italy within the 9th and 10th centuries used to be a posh and colourful global that merits to be greater understood. In Before the Normans, Barbara M. Kreutz writes the 1st smooth learn in English of the land, political buildings, and cultures of southern Italy within the centuries ahead of the Norman conquests. This was once a pan-Meditteranean society, the place the Roman previous and Lombard-Germanic tradition met Byzantine and Islamic civilization, making a wealthy and strange mix.

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By Barbara M. Kreutz

Histories of medieval Europe have usually neglected southern Italy, taking a look south simply within the Norman interval. but Southern Italy within the 9th and 10th centuries used to be a posh and colourful global that merits to be greater understood. In Before the Normans, Barbara M. Kreutz writes the 1st smooth learn in English of the land, political buildings, and cultures of southern Italy within the centuries ahead of the Norman conquests. This was once a pan-Meditteranean society, the place the Roman previous and Lombard-Germanic tradition met Byzantine and Islamic civilization, making a wealthy and strange mix.

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The Fascist Experience in Italy (Routledge Sources in by John Pollard

By John Pollard

This resource publication examines the improvement of Italian Fascism, and surveys the topics and problems with the stream. It spans from the emergence of the united Italian country within the 19th century, to the post-war aftermath of fascism. It provides:* research of propaganda and Mussolini's journalism* new documentary fabric, formerly unavailable in English* an in depth variety of different resource fabric, together with photographs* thematic assurance of significant themes similar to the transformation of agrarian and concrete society* research of the political, social, and fiscal prestige of Italy* the legacy of fascism in smooth Italy.John Pollard additionally contains huge notes on assets in addition to a word list and consultant to extra analyzing.

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By John Pollard

This resource publication examines the improvement of Italian Fascism, and surveys the topics and problems with the stream. It spans from the emergence of the united Italian country within the 19th century, to the post-war aftermath of fascism. It provides:* research of propaganda and Mussolini's journalism* new documentary fabric, formerly unavailable in English* an in depth variety of different resource fabric, together with photographs* thematic assurance of significant themes similar to the transformation of agrarian and concrete society* research of the political, social, and fiscal prestige of Italy* the legacy of fascism in smooth Italy.John Pollard additionally contains huge notes on assets in addition to a word list and consultant to extra analyzing.

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Venetian Life (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) by William Dean Howells

By William Dean Howells

On the outbreak of the Civil warfare, Howells used to be appointed usa consul in Venice, Italy. In Venetian Life, an completely attractive travelogue, Howells revises a sequence of go back and forth letters he had written approximately his reviews in Venice for the Boston Advertiser. sincere in its love for (yet ache in) Venice, it might be via Italian Journeys.

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By William Dean Howells

On the outbreak of the Civil warfare, Howells used to be appointed usa consul in Venice, Italy. In Venetian Life, an completely attractive travelogue, Howells revises a sequence of go back and forth letters he had written approximately his reviews in Venice for the Boston Advertiser. sincere in its love for (yet ache in) Venice, it might be via Italian Journeys.

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Parlour Games and the Public Life of Women in Renaissance by George W. McClure

By George W. McClure

Confined through behavioural norms regulations, ladies in Renaissance Italy stumbled on a welcome get away in an alternate global of play. This ebook examines the position of video games of wit within the social and cultural event of patrician ladies from the early 16th to the early eighteenth century.

Beneath the frivolous external of such video games as events for idle banter, flirtation, and seduction, there usually lay a full of life contest for energy and organization, and the chance for traditional girls to illustrate their mind, to accomplish a public id, or even to version new behaviour and associations within the non-ludic global. by means of tapping into the documents and cultural artifacts of those video games, George McClure recovers a realm of girl status that has mostly escaped the attention of recent historians, and in so doing, finds a cohort of lively, highbrow ladies open air of the courts.

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By George W. McClure

Confined through behavioural norms regulations, ladies in Renaissance Italy stumbled on a welcome get away in an alternate global of play. This ebook examines the position of video games of wit within the social and cultural event of patrician ladies from the early 16th to the early eighteenth century.

Beneath the frivolous external of such video games as events for idle banter, flirtation, and seduction, there usually lay a full of life contest for energy and organization, and the chance for traditional girls to illustrate their mind, to accomplish a public id, or even to version new behaviour and associations within the non-ludic global. by means of tapping into the documents and cultural artifacts of those video games, George McClure recovers a realm of girl status that has mostly escaped the attention of recent historians, and in so doing, finds a cohort of lively, highbrow ladies open air of the courts.

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Osteria: Hearty Italian Fare from Rick Tramonto's Kitchen by Rick Tramonto, Mary Goodbody

By Rick Tramonto, Mary Goodbody

Award-winning chef Rick Tramonto exhibits domestic chefs tips to recreate the easy, flavorful Italian dishes he serves at his wildly renowned Osteria di Tramonto.

Osteria potential “tavern” in Italian. it truly is continuously an informal position, frequently family-owned, the place easy kingdom cooking is served to accompany the neighborhood wine. In 2006, acclaimed chef Rick Tramonto opened Osteria di Tramonto on Chicago’s north shore. during this striking eating place, he serves the type of earthy, hearty fare so liked by way of Italians—and Americans.

Now, Rick has written a cookbook showcasing the nutrition from his osteria, with recipes excellent for the house cook dinner. Osterias are typically open all day, so Rick’s e-book gains recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, in addition to for little snacks in between.

Breakfast and brunch recipes comprise omelets, frittatas, pancakes, crepes, and smoothies. Lunch contains salads, soups, pizzas, and easy pasta and meat dishes. Dinner bargains every little thing from bruschetta and antipasto to fish, meat, and braised dishes, pasta, and muffins. There are small plates, too, and diverse antipasti, panini, and crostini.

Blood Orange Crepes with Vanilla Mascarpone, Roman-Style Omelets, Rick’s Mother’s Lasagna, Capellini with Six summer time Tomatoes, Wood-Roasted Mussels in White Wine Sauce, Braised red meat Shanks with Borlotti Beans, Lamb Porterhouse with Salsa Verde, Goat Cheese Scalloped Potatoes, and Italian Chocolate Pudding are only the various greater than a hundred and fifty intensely flavorful dishes. this is often an impossible to resist assortment no real lover of fine consuming should want to cross up.

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By Rick Tramonto, Mary Goodbody

Award-winning chef Rick Tramonto exhibits domestic chefs tips to recreate the easy, flavorful Italian dishes he serves at his wildly renowned Osteria di Tramonto.

Osteria potential “tavern” in Italian. it truly is continuously an informal position, frequently family-owned, the place easy kingdom cooking is served to accompany the neighborhood wine. In 2006, acclaimed chef Rick Tramonto opened Osteria di Tramonto on Chicago’s north shore. during this striking eating place, he serves the type of earthy, hearty fare so liked by way of Italians—and Americans.

Now, Rick has written a cookbook showcasing the nutrition from his osteria, with recipes excellent for the house cook dinner. Osterias are typically open all day, so Rick’s e-book gains recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, in addition to for little snacks in between.

Breakfast and brunch recipes comprise omelets, frittatas, pancakes, crepes, and smoothies. Lunch contains salads, soups, pizzas, and easy pasta and meat dishes. Dinner bargains every little thing from bruschetta and antipasto to fish, meat, and braised dishes, pasta, and muffins. There are small plates, too, and diverse antipasti, panini, and crostini.

Blood Orange Crepes with Vanilla Mascarpone, Roman-Style Omelets, Rick’s Mother’s Lasagna, Capellini with Six summer time Tomatoes, Wood-Roasted Mussels in White Wine Sauce, Braised red meat Shanks with Borlotti Beans, Lamb Porterhouse with Salsa Verde, Goat Cheese Scalloped Potatoes, and Italian Chocolate Pudding are only the various greater than a hundred and fifty intensely flavorful dishes. this is often an impossible to resist assortment no real lover of fine consuming should want to cross up.

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Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, by Dava Sobel

By Dava Sobel

Galileo Galilei's telescopes allowed him to find a brand new truth within the heavens. yet for publicly pointing out his incredible argument--that the earth revolves round the sun--he was once accused of heresy and positioned below apartment arrest by means of the Holy workplace of the Inquisition. dwelling a miles various existence, Galileo's daughter Virginia, a cloistered nun, proved to be her father's maximum resource of power throughout the tough years of his trial and persecution.

Drawing upon the notable surviving letters that Virginia wrote to her father, Dava Sobel has written a desirable historical past of Medici--era Italy, a spell binding account of Galileo's clinical discoveries and his trial by way of Church specialists, and a touching portrayal of a father--daughter courting. Galileo's Daughter is a profoundly relocating portrait of the fellow who perpetually replaced the best way we see the universe.

• Winner of the Christopher Award and a finalist for the Los Angeles occasions Book Award

• Named a extraordinary e-book of the 12 months through the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, and the American Library Association

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By Dava Sobel

Galileo Galilei's telescopes allowed him to find a brand new truth within the heavens. yet for publicly pointing out his incredible argument--that the earth revolves round the sun--he was once accused of heresy and positioned below apartment arrest by means of the Holy workplace of the Inquisition. dwelling a miles various existence, Galileo's daughter Virginia, a cloistered nun, proved to be her father's maximum resource of power throughout the tough years of his trial and persecution.

Drawing upon the notable surviving letters that Virginia wrote to her father, Dava Sobel has written a desirable historical past of Medici--era Italy, a spell binding account of Galileo's clinical discoveries and his trial by way of Church specialists, and a touching portrayal of a father--daughter courting. Galileo's Daughter is a profoundly relocating portrait of the fellow who perpetually replaced the best way we see the universe.

• Winner of the Christopher Award and a finalist for the Los Angeles occasions Book Award

• Named a extraordinary e-book of the 12 months through the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, and the American Library Association

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Machiavelli: A Life Beyond Ideology by Paul Oppenheimer

By Paul Oppenheimer

Niccolò di Bernardo Machiavelli isn't just probably the most attention-grabbing figures of the Italian Renaissance, a great writer and statesman, yet for sure one in every of its so much influential political theorists, whose primary contributions to principles of political energy - in addition to to the background of contemporary drama - stay astonishingly pertinent. His adventurous lifestyles led him to awesome heights as a diplomat and reformer of the Florentine army, together with his alternative of mercenaries by means of a citizen-militia. His fall, exile and eventual rehabilitation as swiftly as his rise.

Unlike many cutting edge thinkers approximately politics, he built his radical theories of treachery and social transformation, the following explored by way of their originality, in an environment of violence. in line with his adventure of presidency, his insights ended in a shift from knowing statehood, battle and society as types of finitude and stasis to these of process.

All this unfolds in Paul Oppenheimer's compelling game of Machiavelli's existence as he truly lived it.

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By Paul Oppenheimer

Niccolò di Bernardo Machiavelli isn't just probably the most attention-grabbing figures of the Italian Renaissance, a great writer and statesman, yet for sure one in every of its so much influential political theorists, whose primary contributions to principles of political energy - in addition to to the background of contemporary drama - stay astonishingly pertinent. His adventurous lifestyles led him to awesome heights as a diplomat and reformer of the Florentine army, together with his alternative of mercenaries by means of a citizen-militia. His fall, exile and eventual rehabilitation as swiftly as his rise.

Unlike many cutting edge thinkers approximately politics, he built his radical theories of treachery and social transformation, the following explored by way of their originality, in an environment of violence. in line with his adventure of presidency, his insights ended in a shift from knowing statehood, battle and society as types of finitude and stasis to these of process.

All this unfolds in Paul Oppenheimer's compelling game of Machiavelli's existence as he truly lived it.

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