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Filippo Strozzi and the Medici: Favor and Finance in by Melissa Meriam Bullard

By Melissa Meriam Bullard

Filippo Strozzi (1489-1538), the Florentine aristocrat and banker, is mostly remembered for the dramatic exploits on the finish of his existence. pressured into exile, he grew to become an outspoken defender of the final Florentine Republic opposed to the tyranny of the city's new dukes. His position in Florentine historical past, in spite of the fact that, adjustments tremendously after we concentration now not on his ultimate years yet on his large occupation as a Medici favorite and dependable financier. on the courts of the Medici popes he furthered the grandiose schemes of Leo X and Clement VII and collected a private fortune of mythical measurement. Dr Bullard's research reassesses Strozzi's position in Renaissance background and considers the extra common difficulties of paper economic climate and warfare finance, and Florentine political existence, within the early 16th century. It files the problematic monetary ties among Florence and the papal court docket, and Strozzi's key function as a manipulator of the city's public cash to pay for papal wars.

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Selections from the Prison Notebooks by Daniel Handler

By Daniel Handler

Antonio Gramsci's felony Notebooks, written among 1929 and 1935, are the paintings of 1 of the main unique thinkers in 20th century Europe. Gramsci has had a profound impact on debates in regards to the courting among politics and tradition. His advanced and fruitful method of questions of ideology, strength and alter is still the most important for severe conception. This quantity used to be the 1st choice released from the Notebooks to be made to be had in Britain, and used to be initially released within the early Nineteen Seventies. It includes an important of Gramsci's notebooks, together with the texts of the fashionable Prince, and Americanism and Fordism, and huge notes at the country and civil society, Italian historical past and the function of intellectuals.

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Italy Travel Guide (Lonely Planet) by Alison Bing, Duncan Garwood, Gregor Clark, Robert Landon,

By Alison Bing, Duncan Garwood, Gregor Clark, Robert Landon, Paula Hardy, Abigail Blasi, Cristian Bonetto, Kerry Christiani, Joe Fullman, Vesna Maric

Lonely Planet's number 1 promoting ecu state guide!
Visitors to Italy are bombarded by means of points of interest, scenes and flavors – palaces and museums overflowing with paintings, Renaissance gardens, gourmand foodstuff markets. Come benefit from the vita bella (beautiful life).

This full-color consultant with 3D illustrations of significant highlights and insightful beneficial properties on seasonal and local nutrients and open air actions is vital for these desirous to see the simplest Italy has to offer!
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* Inspirational pictures, pull-out urban map, 3D plans of iconic attractions, accomplished making plans instruments, distinct consume & Drink Like an area function and in-depth background
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Swimming in the Moon by Pamela Schoenewaldt

By Pamela Schoenewaldt

From the writer of once we have been Strangers comes a uniquely American story-a story of deep, moving ties among a made up our minds daughter and her talented, wounded mom within the early 1900s, framed by means of sour union moves, the joys of vaudeville and a tender woman's fight to discover her place

Lucia D'Angelo's voice is not anything like her mother's. She's no nightingale with the attractive tones, delicate and passionate, peaking and plummeting as dramatically as her moods. but within the tough international she's selected, Lucia's phrases may perhaps actually swap lives.

In 1904, fourteen-year-old Lucia and her younger mom Teresa are servants in a count's lush villa at the Bay of Naples. among scrubbing flooring and sharpening silver, Teresa soothes the sorrowful countess with track until eventually one morning's calamity hurls mom and daughter to the US, replacing their gilded cage for icy winds off Lake Erie and Cleveland's taut immigrant neighborhoods. Lucia blossoms and Teresa wins fleeting popularity at the tawdry degree of vaudeville until eventually outdated demons threaten their new lifestyles. In factories and workhouses, Lucia reveals her personal level, giving voice to those that have given her a house. As roles opposite, mom and daughter reshape their fierce and primal bond.

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Top 10 Milan & The Lakes (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides) by DK Publishing

By DK Publishing

Drawing at the similar criteria of accuracy because the acclaimed DK Eyewitness trip courses, The DK most sensible 10 publications use fascinating colourful images and perfect cartography to supply a competent and worthwhile pocket-sized go back and forth. Dozens of best 10 lists supply very important info on each one vacation spot, in addition to insider information, from heading off the crowds to checking out the freebies, The DK most sensible 10 courses take the figure out of making plans any journey.

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My Italian Adventures: An English Girl at War 1943-47 by Lucy De Burgh

By Lucy De Burgh

An spell binding memoir of one English girl's wartime adventures—so precise to lifestyles you can't aid yet fall in love with Italy along her

When Lucy Addey grew to become one of many Auxiliary Territorial provider (ATS) Girls in Khaki, she rarely imagined that she might prove consuming ice cream a stone's throw from the Roman discussion board. Her tale is of a love affair with the Italian landscape and its humans. but her Italy isn't with out its adventures, from her erstwhile admirer and would-be archaeologist Jimmy gifting her a landmine for use as espresso desk, to her harrowing trips throughout the Italian nation-state revealing Nazi atrocities opposed to the boys and girls who had bravely sheltered Allied squaddies. Lucy's very good resilience and indomitable feel of enjoyable runs like a golden thread during the ebook. it's very unlikely to not get stuck up in her tales of humor and tragedy, and never to fall in love together with her Italy.

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Napoleon's Italy: Desmond Gregory by Desmond Gregory

By Desmond Gregory

This is often the 1st ebook in English dedicated to the historical past of Italy as an entire less than the rule of thumb of Napoleon Bonaparte. Drawing principally on revealed basic assets and the big variety of secondary works which were written in French and Italian, it seeks to give a balanced precis of conclusions reached by means of historians. Napoleon's Italy addresses the resource of Napoleon's persevered curiosity in Italy, exploring not just his obvious intentions with reference to the way forward for that kingdom however the impression of fifteen years of Napoleonic rule. This e-book examines the impression of his persevered curiosity in Italy at the country's economic climate in its a variety of and various areas; on its felony, judicial, and administrative platforms; and on Napoleon's use of Italy's conscripted armies. It assesses the measure of help and hostility his rule obtained, in addition to the character of the resistance to it. eventually, this e-book seeks to compute what kind of legacy Napoleon's rule has left in the back of in Italy. Desmond Gregory has released commonly, together with 8 educational heritage books.

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Native Wine Grapes of Italy by Ian D'Agata

By Ian D'Agata

Mountainous terrain, volcanic soils, innumerable microclimates, and an historical tradition of winemaking prompted by means of Greeks, Phoenicians, and Romans make Italy the main assorted state on the earth of wine. This variety is mirrored within the indisputable fact that Italy grows the biggest variety of local wine grapes recognized, amounting to greater than 1 / 4 of the world's advertisement wine grape forms. Ian D'Agata spent 13 years interviewing manufacturers, jogging vineyards, learning to be had learn, and tasting wines to create this authoritative consultant to Italy's local grapes and their wines. Writing with nice enthusiasm and deep wisdom, D'Agata discusses greater than diversified local Italian grape types, from Aglianico to Zibibbo.

D'Agata presents information about how wine grapes are pointed out and labeled, what clones can be found, which soils are excellent, and what genetic proof tells us a few variety's parentage. He supplies ancient and anecdotal debts of every grape kind and describes the features of wines made of the grape. A nearby record of sorts and a listing of the simplest manufacturers offer extra advice. complete, completely researched, and interesting, this publication is the fitting spouse for someone who desires to understand extra in regards to the mammoth enological treasures cultivated in Italy.

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The Towns of Italy in the Later Middle Ages (Manchester by Trevor Dean

By Trevor Dean

The cities of Italy within the later heart a long time provides over 100 interesting files, conscientiously chosen and coordinated from the richest, such a lot cutting edge and so much documented society of the ecu center a long time: the city civilization of Italy. After a normal advent, the e-book is split into 5 sections on actual surroundings, civic faith, economic climate, society and politics. every one record is separately brought and set in its personal context.

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