L'Italia contemporanea (1918-1948)

By Federico Chabod

L'Italia contemporanea (L'Italie contemporaine) e un'opera storiografica del 1950 dello storico e politico italiano Federico Chabod.

L'edizione originale dell'opera period un volumetto litografato in lingua francese intitolato L'Italie contemporaine e pubblicato a Parigi nel 1950. Esso raccoglieva le lezioni tenute da Chabod alla Sorbona nel gennaio di quello stesso anno. In seguito l'opera fu pubblicata according to los angeles prima volta in lingua italiana a Torino, nel 1961.

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Leaning Towards Pisa

By Sue Howard

It's a true lifestyles tale that sounds too reliable to be real: destiny fingers a lady an opportunity to desert her tense task, make a clean begin in Italy, have a passionate affair - and open a complete new chapter.

'I don't comprehend what triggers are at paintings to draw humans, to inexorably pull one to the opposite, I in simple terms recognize that at a undeniable aspect you supply in, you cease wondering it, and also you abandon your self to no matter what lies ahead.'

Like such a lot of ladies, Sue Howard was once knowledgeable at juggling a starting to be tower of labor with a shrinking slice of non-public existence till a stabbing soreness in the course of the evening forces her to take inventory. After emergency surgical procedure, her health care professional orders a fact money - and an extended relaxation. while she is invited to proportion a home in Italy, Sue by surprise makes a decision that instead of simply take a vacation, she'll give up her activity for reliable and take an opportunity. It's a huge selection. There's relatives, teenagers, even grandchildren, and a courting, however the trap of the good unknown proves too robust.

Once she will get to Italy, the temptation to throw warning to the wind turns into even superior and he or she accepts a role educating English in Pisa, the place she slowly yet without doubt falls in love with a spot the place humans understand how to actually reside, the place paintings is figure and lifestyles is lifestyles, to be embraced with gusto each day. As Sue learns to imagine in addition to converse Italian, she falls below the spell of a captivating professor who c

ompletes her seduction by means of a rustic the place delight in meals and wine is an artwork shape, a day leisure virtually obligatory and being under pressure at paintings downright very unlikely - simply what the surgeon ordered.

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The Killing Room: A Mystery in Florence

By Christobel Kent

The new crime novel within the acclaimed Detective Sandro Cellini secret sequence, which reveals Cellini investigating once more "the savage passions and politics that lie beneath" Florentine society. (The Guardian)

whilst inner most investigator Sandro Cellini is invited to wait a glamorous release get together for a luxurious place of abode overlooking the glittering expanse of Florence, he has no proposal what he is strolling into.

Behind the traditional and lush facade of Palazzo San Giorgio, there lies a sequence of negative secrets and techniques; an previous torture chamber, hidden for hundreds of years within the bowels of the development, and a way more fresh malevolence. the previous head of safety for this elite improvement has simply died less than suspicious conditions and Sandro unearths himself―quite literally―stepping into useless man's shoes.

He quickly discovers that different unsavory incidents have tainted the distinguished commencing. whilst one of many citizens is located murdered in her room, occasions start to spiral uncontrolled. Sandro needs to paintings to untangle the complicated internet of relationships that exists among citizens and employees to unmask a dangerous killer, during this marvelous new Florentine secret by means of Christobel Kent.

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Casa Nostra: A Home in Sicily

By Caroline Seller Manzo

In this mesmerizing memoir approximately nutrition, relations, tradition, and tradition surprise, an Englishwoman stocks the unpredictable adventures of her Sicilian kinfolk and the upkeep in their villa

At a mid-seventies Halloween social gathering in London, Caroline vendor stumbled throughout a guy in a lion masks. even if she spoke little Italian and he virtually no English, either have been undeniably smitten. After just a couple of extra conferences, Caroline used to be invited to stick with Marcello's relations in Mazara del Vallo, Sicily, the place she used to be brought to the eccentric Manzo clan—including Marcello's larger-than-life mom Maria—who lived in a powerful yet crumbling villa, Santa Maria.

Soon in a while Caroline and Marcello married, set out on an expatriate existence jointly world wide, and commenced their very own kin, yet Santa Maria was once by no means faraway from their strategies. After a lot debate over the destiny of the deteriorating villa, Marcello and his brothers united to reserve it. made up our minds of their mission—but no longer totally ready for what they have been getting into!—Marcello and Caroline launched into a recovery strategy jam-packed with disconcerting setbacks, demoralizing mishaps, and eventually breathtaking results.

Through fun anecdotes, wonderful images, and encouraged observations of Sicilian tradition, Casa Nostra indicates not just the maintenance of the villa, but in addition the original good looks and background of western Sicily and its humans, as obvious during the eyes of Caroline vendor Manzo—an outsider who's frequently shocked, and continually extremely joyful, through her kin and followed hometown.

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Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis

By Robert M. Edsel

From the writer of the number one New York Times bestseller The Monuments Men

"An staggering account of a little-known American attempt to avoid wasting Italy's…art in the course of global struggle II."―Tom Brokaw

whilst Hitler’s armies occupied Italy in 1943, additionally they seized regulate of mankind’s maximum cultural treasures. As that they had performed all through Europe, the Nazis may now plunder the masterpieces of the Renaissance, the treasures of the Vatican, and the antiquities of the Roman Empire.

On the eve of the Allied invasion, normal Dwight Eisenhower empowered a brand new type of soldier to guard those ancient riches. In may well 1944 not likely American heroes―artist Deane Keller and student Fred Hartt―embarked from Naples at the treasure hunt of a life-time, monitoring billions of bucks of lacking artwork, together with works by means of Michelangelo, Donatello, Titian, Caravaggio, and Botticelli. With the German military chickening out up the Italian peninsula, orders got here from the top degrees of the Nazi govt to move truckloads of artwork north around the border into the Reich. status within the approach used to be common Karl Wolff, a top-level Nazi officer. As German forces blew up the awesome bridges of Florence, normal Wolff commandeered the nice collections of the Uffizi Gallery and Pitti Palace, later risking his existence to barter a mystery Nazi quit with American spymaster Allen Dulles.

Brilliantly researched and vividly written, the New York Times bestselling Saving Italy brings readers from Milan and the close to destruction of The final Supper to the internal sanctum of the Vatican and in the back of closed doorways with the preeminent Allied and Axis leaders: Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Churchill; Hitler, Göring, and Himmler.

An unforgettable tale of epic thievery and political intrigue, Saving Italy is a testomony to heroism on behalf of paintings, tradition, and history.

sixty one illustrations; three maps

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Berlitz: Venice Pocket Guide (17th Edition) (Berlitz Pocket Guides)

By Berlitz

Berlitz Pocket advisor Venice is a concise, full-colour trip advisor that provides you trustworthy, effortless element and nice pictures to discover Italy's magical urban of canals. Wander in the course of the slender streets, hop on a vaporetto alongside the Grand Canal, stopover at incredible landmarks similar to Piazza San Marco and its Basilica and the Doge's Palace - the entire crucial attractions are within the the place to head part.

To motivate you, the e-book deals a rundown of Venice's most sensible 10 points of interest, via principles for the way to spend definitely the right Day in Venice and immerse your self in its specific surroundings.

The What to Do bankruptcy is a image of how to spend your spare time, from Carnival and opera to nightlife and purchasing.

The ebook presents all of the crucial history info, together with an outline of the Venice's vibrant background and proposals for tours to the within reach islands. There are conscientiously selected listings of inns and eating places to fit all budgets and an A-Z of functional information.

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Frommer's Florence and Tuscany Day by Day (Frommer's Day by Day - Pocket)

By Donald Strachan

Map your personal adventure.  Florence & Tuscany daily is the proper resolution for tourists who need to know the simplest areas to go to and how one can see the city.

Packed with colour photographs, this bestselling advisor bargains dozens of itineraries that allow you to see the simplest of Florence & Tuscany in a quick time--with bulleted maps that prepared the ground from sight to sight. that includes a whole variety of thematic and local excursions, plus eating, accommodation, purchasing, nightlife, and useful customer info,  Florence & Tuscany Day by way of Day is the single consultant that is helping tourists manage their time to get the main out of a visit. inside of this booklet you are going to find:

  • Full colour all through with 1000's of photographs and dozens of maps
  • Sample one- to three-day itineraries that come with the easiest of the Uffizi, Tuscany for households, Tuscany for nutrients & Wine enthusiasts, Tuscany for paintings & structure enthusiasts, and extra
  • Star rankings for all lodges, eating places, and sights clue readers in on nice unearths and values
  • Tear-resistant foldout map in a convenient, reclosable plastic pockets
  • Foldout entrance conceal, with at-a-glance maps and quick-reference information

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Kaputt (New York Review Books Classics)

By Curzio Malaparte

Curzio Malaparte used to be a disaffected supporter of Mussolini with a flavor for threat and excessive residing. despatched by way of an Italian paper in the course of global warfare II to hide the combating at the japanese entrance, Malaparte secretly wrote this terrifying record from the abyss, which turned a global bestseller whilst it used to be released after the struggle. Telling of the siege of Leningrad, of glittering dinner events with Nazi leaders, and of trains disgorging our bodies in war-devastated Romania, Malaparte paints an image of humanity at its so much depraved.

Kaputt is an insider's dispatch from the realm of the enemy that's as hypnotically interesting because it is aggravating.

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Harry's Bar Cookbook

By Arrigo Cipriani

There's just one Harry's Bar. it truly is concurrently a cherished Venetian landmark, a bar well-known for its beverages, a global assembly position, and a sumptuous eating place. Harry's Bar is the best, such a lot refined eating place on this planet. during the last fifty years it's been the favorite hang-out of the main glamorous stars: Orson Welles, Hemingway, Noel Coward and Richard Burton have been all typical costumers. The bar's risottos and pasta dishes are its speciality. yet different basic state meals equivalent to polenta, squid and beans are reworked into the main based dishes; and the ebook presents recipes for making the bar's recognized cocktails, together with the distinguished Bellini.

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Seeking Sicily: A Cultural Journey Through Myth and Reality in the Heart of the Mediterranean

By John Keahey


"Keahey's exploration of this misunderstood island bargains a much-needed examine a much-maligned land."―Paul Paolicelli, writer of less than the Southern Sun

Sicily is the Mediterranean's biggest and such a lot mysterious island. Its humans, for 3 thousand years lower than the thumb of 1 invader after one other, carry tightly onto a tradition so designated that they continue to be emotionally and culturally precise, viewing themselves first as Sicilians, now not Italians. a lot of those islanders, wearing massive DNA from Arab and Muslim ancestors who governed for 250 years and built-in huge numbers of settlers from the continent simply 90 miles to the south, say proudly that Sicily is found north of Africa, not south of Italy.

Seeking Sicily explores what lies at the back of the soul of the island's population. It touches on heritage, archaeology, meals, the Mafia, and politics and appears to 19th- and twentieth-century Sicilian authors to plumb the islanders' so-called Sicilitudine. This "culture aside" is better exemplified by means of the writings of 1 of Sicily's maximum writers, Leonardo Sciascia. Seeking Sicily additionally seems to modern Sicilians who've by no means shaken off the affects in their forbearers, who believed within the historic gods and goddesses.

Author John Keahey isn't really content material to permit photographs from the island's overly touristed villages hold the tale. beginning in Palermo, he journeyed to such locations as Arab-founded Scopello at the west coast, the Greek ruins of Selinunte at the southwest, and Sciascia's ancestral village of Racalmuto within the south, the place he skilled targeted, neighborhood fairs. He spent Easter Week in Enna on the island's heart, witnessing surreal processions that date again to Spanish rule. And he realized approximately Sicilian food in Spanish Baroque Noto and Greek Siracusa within the southeast, and met aged, retired fishermen within the tiny east-coast fishing village of Aci Trezza, domestic of the legendary Cyclops and immortalized through Luchino Visconti's mid-1940s movie masterpiece, La terra trema. He walked close to the summit of Etna, Europe's biggest and such a lot energetic volcano, studied the mountain's position in growing this island, and appeared out over the expanse of the Ionian Sea, marveling on the 3 millennia of myths and heritage that solid Sicily into what it really is today.

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