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The Puzzle of Strikes: Class and State Strategies in Postwar Italy (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics)

By Roberto Franzosi

Concentrating on the strategic interplay between employees, employers, and the kingdom, this e-book examines the temporal move of postwar Italian moves. Incorporating a number of theoretical techniques and according to many kinds of empirical facts (statistical, ancient, ethnographic, and survey), The Puzzle of moves is exclusive in its wide quandary with quite a few actors, theories, and sorts of empirical proof.

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Poems and Selected Letters (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe) (English and Italian Edition)

By Veronica Franco

Veronica Franco (whose lifestyles is featured within the movie Dangerous Beauty) was once a sixteenth-century Venetian attractiveness, poet, and protofeminist. This assortment captures the frank eroticism and bold eloquence that set her except the chaste, silent lady prescribed by way of Renaissance gender ideology.

As an "honored courtesan", Franco made her dwelling through arranging to have sexual relatives, for a excessive cost, with the elite of Venice and the numerous travelers—merchants, ambassadors, even kings—who undergone town. Courtesans had to be attractive, refined of their gown and manners, and chic, cultivated conversationalists. Exempt from a few of the social and academic regulations put on girls of the Venetian patrician type, Franco used her place to recast "virtue" as "intellectual integrity," supplying wit and refinement in go back for patronage and a spot in public life.

Franco grew to become a author by way of allying herself with wonderful males on the middle of her city's tradition, relatively within the casual conferences of a literary salon on the domestic of Domenico Venier, the oldest member of a noble kinfolk and a former Venetian senator. via Venier's defense and her personal decision, Franco released paintings during which she defended her fellow courtesans, conversing out opposed to their mistreatment via males and criticizing the subordination of ladies mostly. Venier additionally supplied literary information whilst she spoke back to insulting assaults written by means of the male Venetian poet Maffio Venier.

Franco's perception into the ability conflicts among women and men and her know-how of the danger she posed to her male contemporaries make her existence and paintings pertinent today.

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Ordine nero, guerriglia rossa

By Guido Panvini

L. a. violenza politica nell'Italia degli anni Sessanta e Settanta (1966-1975)

Guido Panvini ricostruisce il processo di militarizzazione della lotta politica in Italia innescato dalla violenza diffusa tra l'estrema destra e l'estrema sinistra. Lo studio sistematico delle fonti d'archivio da un lato ci riporta al clima nel quale maturò il terrorismo, ma, soprattutto, ne individua una delle piú importanti condizioni genetiche nei discorsi e nelle pratiche della violenza dei neofascisti e della sinistra extraparlamentare volti all'eliminazione dell'avversario.
Stragi contro civili, tentativi di colpo di Stato, progetti insurrezionali, scontri di piazza e di strada, aggressioni organizzate, pianificazione di agguati si intrecciano e si susseguono tra los angeles positive degli anni Sessanta e i primi anni Settanta. consistent with l. a. prima volta queste forme di violenza sono raccontate e restituite attraverso le voci dei protagonisti, le loro scelte e le loro tradition. los angeles logica della violenza è ripercorsa nelle reciproche dinamiche di scontro, che fanno emergere l. a. diversità di repertori d'azione e le differenti strategie della violenza. Ma questa è anche una storia di contaminazioni e di rispettive influenze politiche, ideologiche e culturali. Una pagina chiusa del nostro recente passato che ci invita a riflettere sull'Italia di oggi.

«È importante individuare il nemico, dargli nome e cognome», period scritto su un numero di «Avanguardia operaia» nel maggio del 1969.
Qualche mese dopo, sul «Candido», un settimanale di estrema destra, i lettori venivano invitati a fotografare i manifestanti di sinistra. Gli «scatti» sarebbero stati trasformati in «manifesti consistent with divulgare tra "la maggioranza silenziosa" le simpatiche fisionomie, i nomi, i cognomi e gli indirizzi dei piú esagitati tra i capi sovversivi».
Lo scontro tra neofascismo e sinistra extraparlamentare - delineatosi a partire dalla seconda metà degli anni Sessanta - fu una delle piú importanti reason di diffusione della violenzapolitica. Guido Panvini ne ricostruisce le ragioni, le dinamiche e le forme organizzative, portandoci agli albori del terrorismo italiano.

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Passion on the Vine: A Memoir of Food, Wine, and Family in the Heart of Italy

By Sergio Esposito

As a tender baby in Naples, Italy, Sergio Esposito sat at his kitchen desk watching the day-by-day ritual of his huge, loud kin bonding over clean neighborhood dishes and straightforward kingdom wines. whereas devouring the wealthy bufala mozzarella, nonetheless sopping with milk and salt, and the platters of unpolluted prosciutto, sliced so skinny he may see via it, he absorbed the profound courting of nutrients, wine, and relatives in Italian culture.
Growing up in Albany, long island, after emigrating there along with his family members, he continuously sat subsequent to his uncle Aldo and sipped from his wineglass in the course of their regularly occurring hours-long feasts. therefore, from a really early age, Esposito got here to affiliate wine with the heat of kinfolk, the tastes of his mother’s cooking—and, specially, thoughts of his former existence in Italy. whilst he used to be in his twenties, he headed for brand spanking new York and undertook a profession in wine, starting a trip that might culminate in his founding of Italian Wine retailers, now the top Italian wine resource in the United States. His occupation provided him the chance to make widespread journeys again to Italy to discover wine for his consumers, to benefit the traditions of Italian winemaking, and, in so doing, to rediscover the Italian lifestyle he’d left behind.
Passion at the Vine is Esposito’s intimate and evocative memoir of his colourful relatives existence in Italy, his abrupt transition to existence in the United States, and of his travels into the guts of Italy—its wine country—and the lives of these who inhabit it. the result's a remarkably attractive and exciting wine/travel narrative replete with brilliant photographs of seductive places—the world-famous cellars of Piedmont, the sweeping estates of Tuscany, the luxurious fields of Campania, the cold hills of Friuli, the windy shores of Le Marche; and of memorable humans, different and colourful wine artisans—from a disco-dancing vintner who bases his farming at the rhythm of the moon to an obsessive prince who destroys his vineyards prior to his loss of life in order that his grapes isn't used incorrectly.
Esposito’s luscious money owed of the glorious foodstuff and wine which are rather a lot part of Italian lifestyles, and his poignant and infrequently hilarious tales of his relationships along with his family members and Italian buddies, make Passion at the Vine an completely detailed and captivating paintings approximately Italy and its perpetually seductive way of life.

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Egypt in Italy: Visions of Egypt in Roman Imperial Culture

By Molly Swetnam-Burland

This e-book examines the urge for food for Egyptian and Egyptian-looking art in Italy through the century following Rome's annexation of Aegyptus as a province. within the early imperial interval, Roman curiosity in Egyptian tradition was once frequent, as evidenced by means of works starting from the enormous obelisks, delivered to the capital over the Mediterranean Sea through the emperors, to in the neighborhood made emulations of Egyptian artifacts present in deepest houses and in temples to Egyptian gods. even though the overseas visual appeal of those works of art used to be principal to their charm, this publication situates them inside of their social, political, and inventive contexts in Roman Italy. Swetnam-Burland specializes in what those works intended to their proprietors and their audience of their new settings, by way of exploring proof for the artists who produced them and through interpreting their courting to the modern literature that educated Roman perceptions of Egyptian historical past, customs, and myths.

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Mario Bava: Destination Terror

By Howard Hughes

Do no longer think in what you're thinking that you spot. Creeping mist, the milky fog of terror which could vague untold hazards and shroud the confines of constrained studio units. Splashes of color - crimson, blue, eco-friendly, deep pink - 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 outdated fort 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 profit what's actual and what's unreal? Come nearer please, i have anything to inform you. girls and gents, this is often Mario Bava.

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Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life

By Frances Mayes

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND A undying vintage FROM the writer OF UNDER MAGNOLIA
 
Frances Mayes—widely released poet, connoisseur prepare dinner, and go back and forth writer—opnes the door to a wondrous new international whilst she buys and restores an deserted villa within the incredible Tuscan nation-state. In evocative language, she brings the reader alongside as she discovers the wonder and ease of lifestyles in Italy. Mayes additionally creates dozens of scrumptious seasonal recipes from her conventional kitchen and easy backyard, all of which she contains within the booklet. Doing for Tuscany what M.F.K. Fisher and Peter Mayle did for Provence, Mayes writes in regards to the tastes and pleasures of a overseas state with gusto and keenness.

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Acqua Alta: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

By Donna Leon

In Leon's 5th Commissario Guido Brunetti secret, the thrashing of well known artwork historian Dotoressa Brett Lynch attracts the modern Venetian police detective out of his hot and loving domestic and into the annual onslaught of acqua alta, the torrential iciness rains.

Brett, an American who spearheaded a contemporary exhibition of chinese language pottery in Venice, lives along with her lover, Flavia Petrelli, the reigning diva of l. a. Scala. along with his open brain and reliable feel, Brunetti reveals himself extra fazed by means of Flavia's breathtaking expertise than via the nontraditional courting among the 2 girls. Brunetti's planned and humane research to discover a purpose for Brett's beating takes him to darkish, rainy corners of Venice and right into a sinister internet of artwork robbery, fakery and base human desires.

“Every fan’s first-pick Brunetti novel.” —The New Yorker

“Music and paintings mingle delightfully with homicide and mayhem during this very attractive story.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“A sophisticated learn of emotion and personality… a worldly mystery.” —Library Journal

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Michelangelo da Caravaggio (German Edition)

Der zu seinen Lebzeiten als kontrovers geltende italienische Maler Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) hat seinen heutigen Weltruhm als hervorragender Künstler des Barock einer Wiederentdeckung im frühen 20. Jahrhundert zu verdanken. Seitdem sind die Bilder des streitbaren Verfechters der realistischen Malweise geschätzt wie nie zuvor. Zu recht, denn es battle Caravaggio, der religiöser Kunst eine neue Menschlichkeit einhauchte, mit seinen realitätsgetreuen und gleichzeitig sinnlichen Bildnissen von Menschen, Heiligen und Göttern. Für Caravaggio galt allein die Schönheit des Naturgetreuen, dass er geschickt mit der von ihm neu „restaurierten“ chiaroscuro-Technik in Szene zu setzen wusste. Dieses Streben brachte ihn auf Kollisionskurs mit den Künstlern und dem Klerus seiner Zeit, die ihm Pietätlosigkeit und einen verruchten Lebensstil vorwarfen.
Dieses Buch vereint die Erkenntnisse zweier Caravaggio-Experten, Félix Witting und M. L. Patrizi, und berichtet vom turbulenten Leben und Schaffen dieses genialen Malers.

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