Fodor's Florence & Tuscany: with Assisi & the Best of Umbria (Full-color Travel Guide)

Fodor's correspondents spotlight the simplest of Florence and Tuscany, together with well known Renaissance artwork, wonderful church buildings, marvelous wineries, and fascinating hill cities. Our neighborhood specialists vet each advice to make sure you utilize some time, even if it is your first journey or your 5th.
MUST-SEE points of interest from Lucca to Montepulciano
ideal inns for each funds
most sensible eating places to fulfill various tastes
attractive beneficial properties on Florence's Duomo and Santa Croce
invaluable tips about whilst to move and how one can save
INSIDER point of view from neighborhood experts
colour pictures AND MAPS to motivate and consultant your journey

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Renaissance Art: A Brief Insight

By Geraldine A. Johnson

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2010 Illustrated version of 2005 Book

Botticelli, Holbein, da Vinci, Dürer, Michelangelo: those Renaissance masters are nonetheless respected this day. yet who have been those artists, why did they produce such memorable works, and the way have been they considered of their personal time? utilizing vibrant and fascinating examples, Geraldine A. Johnson makes a speciality of either canonical and lesser-known artists from the Northern and Southern Renaissance. also, she presents a desirable evaluation of the interval and its tradition, whereas highlighting the range of methods that could support us comprehend those great inventive creations.

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La ripresa del marxismo leninismo in Italia

By Raniero Panzieri

Raniero Panzieri (Roma, 14 febbraio 1921 – Torino, nine ottobre 1964) è stato un politico, traduttore e scrittore italiano, teorico marxista, è considerato uno dei fondatori dell'operaismo.

Figura lontana ispiratrice di molte delle idee degli anni sessanta, influenzò alquanto anche gli anni settanta.

Fu dirigente del PSI in Sicilia e a Roma.

Diresse l. a. rivista Mondo operaio del PSI. In questo periodo tradusse il secondo libro de Il Capitale di Marx.

Si trasferì poi a Torino. Fu collaboratore della casa editrice Einaudi di Torino, con cui stabilì, dal 1959, un rapporto di lavoro stabile fino al suo licenziamento, nel 1963, insieme a Renato Solmi poiché favorevoli alla pubblicazione del libro di Goffredo Fofi L'immigrazione meridionale a Torino e ritenuti non più funzionali alle scelte produttive e culturali della casa editrice. Fondò l. a. rivista Quaderni Rossi, con altri, tra cui Mario Tronti, il quale si separò nel 1963, fondando l. a. rivista Classe operaia.

Nella rivolta di piazza Statuto a Torino del 1962, intuì l'emergere della centralità della fabbrica e dell'operaio.

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Harry's Bar Cookbook

By Arrigo Cipriani

There's just one Harry's Bar. it's at the same time a loved Venetian landmark, a bar recognized for its beverages, a global assembly position, and a sumptuous eating place. Harry's Bar is the best, so much 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 ordinary costumers. The bar's risottos and pasta dishes are its speciality. yet different easy kingdom 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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The 'Ndrangheta and Sacra Corona Unita: The History, Organization and Operations of Two Unknown Mafia Groups (Studies of Organized Crime)

This book covers lesser identified yet vital participants of the Italian Mafia: the ’Ndrangheta and the Sacra Corona Unita. Italian felony businesses, specifically Mafia, are probably the most typically researched geared up crime teams, often targeting the Sicilian Mafia, Cosa Nostra, or the Neapolitan Mafia, Camorra. besides the fact that, Italy has different different Mafias, one in Apulia, Sacra Corona Unita, and the opposite in Calabria, ’Ndrangheta. even though an in depth literature is offered on Cosa Nostra and Camorra, much less is understood in regards to the different corporations, really their operations within the usa. Territory is likely one of the most vital parts within the Mafia as the felony association operates its signoria territoriale, controlling each criminality in its sphere of motion. This territorial strength is going past the Italian limitations achieving the USA of the USA and different non-European international locations, with the mere objective of constructing their drug/weapon offers and cash laundering companies. Mafia, for that reason, isn't a uniquely Italian phenomenon because it may well look, yet a world phenomenon, affecting many societies and economies. This certain quantity is its curiosity right into a box as but thoroughly presents new information regarding the ’Ndrangheta and Sacra Corona Unita written via an interdisciplinary team of Italian students. It covers organizational, hierarchic, and operative elements: that's, the function that they have got in politics, of their personal households, in company family members in Italy and out of the country. It additionally highlights the actual function that Cosa Nostra and Camorra had of their improvement. This paintings could be of curiosity to criminology researchers learning geared up crime, corruption, funds laundering and trafficking, in addition to researchers from similar fields, comparable to political technology, economics, and diplomacy.

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Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany

By Bill Buford

A hugely acclaimed author and editor, invoice Buford left his activity at The New Yorker for a impossible vacation spot: the kitchen at Babbo, the progressive Italian eating place created and governed by way of famous person chef Mario Batali.

Finally knowing a long-held wish to study first-hand the adventure of eating place cooking, Buford quickly unearths himself drowning in improperly cubed carrots and scalding pasta water on his quest to profit the tips of the alternate. His love of Italian nutrition then propels him on trips additional afield: to Italy, to find the secrets and techniques of pasta-making and, ultimately, how one can correctly slaughter a pig.

Throughout, Buford stunningly information the advanced points of Italian cooking and its lengthy heritage, developing an engrossing and visceral narrative full of perception and humor.

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Printing a Mediterranean World: Florence, Constantinople, and the Renaissance of Geography (I Tatti Studies in Italian Renaissance History)

In 1482, the Florentine humanist and statesman Francesco Berlinghieri produced the Geographia, a e-book of over 100 folio leaves describing the realm in Italian verse, encouraged by way of the traditional Greek geography of Ptolemy. The poem, divided into seven books (one for every day of the week the writer “travels” the recognized world), is interleaved with lavishly engraved maps to accompany readers in this journey.

Sean Roberts demonstrates that the Geographia represents the instant of transition among printing and manuscript tradition, whereas forming a serious base for the increase of contemporary cartography. concurrently, using the Geographia as a diplomatic reward from Florence to the Ottoman Empire tells one other tale. This trade expands our realizing of Mediterranean politics, eu perceptions of the Ottomans, and Ottoman curiosity in mapping and print. The envoy to the Sultan represented the aspirations of the Florentine nation, which selected to not bestow another hugely valued sturdy, resembling the city’s well known textiles, yet as a substitute the simplest instance of what Florentine visible, fabric, and highbrow tradition needed to offer.

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101 Places in Italy: A Private Grand Tour: 1001 Unforgettable Works of Art

"The writer has completed the close to impossible…a must-squeeze-into-hand-baggage or the again pack."—House and Garden

"A minor classic."—The occasions Literary Supplement

This own, and fantastically well-informed, collection of the main worthwhile cities, towns, villages, and person monuments in Italy is the definitive guidebook for the discerning visitor. the writer has been vacationing Italy, for research, for paintings, and for excitement, for over fifty years, and is the appropriate better half should you need to know approximately greater than the most obvious attractions.

As good as comprehensively masking the best attractions within the significant vacationer facilities of Rome, Florence, Venice, and in different places, Francis Russell discusses and describes the missed, or little-known, masterpieces which are nonetheless to be chanced on the size and breadth of the Italian peninsula. In a publication that would train and astonish the specialist as absolutely because it will consultant and tell the first-time customer, the writer chooses and explores palaces and gardens, urban squares and lonely church buildings, frescoes and altarpieces, nice museums and tiny ruins that jointly supply a richly textured portrait of a rustic the place the historical past and styles of civilization lie extra thickly than anyplace else on earth.

This booklet will immeasurably increase and increase the visitor's event of the main visited kingdom on the planet, through advantage of its sensitivity, its knowledge, and its deep wisdom, and by way of its brilliant, eloquent, and unique exposition.

Francis Russell was once knowledgeable at Oxford. he's deputy chairman of Christies and focuses on outdated grasp and Italian paintings.

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Death in Florence: The Medici, Savonarola, and the Battle for the Soul of a Renaissance City

One of the defining moments in Western background, the bloody and dramatic tale of the conflict for the soul of Renaissance Florence.

by means of the tip of the 15th century, Florence was once good demonstrated because the domestic of the Renaissance. As beneficiant consumers to the likes of Botticelli and Michelangelo, the ruling Medici embodied the revolutionary humanist spirit of the age, and in Lorenzo de' Medici (Lorenzo the exceptional) they possessed a diplomat able to guarding the militarily susceptible urban in a weather of continually moving allegiances among the key Italian powers.

However, within the kind of Savonarola, an unprepossessing provincial monk, Lorenzo stumbled on his nemesis. choked with outdated testomony fury and prophecies of doom, Savonarola's sermons reverberated between a disenfranchised inhabitants, who most well liked medieval Biblical certainties to the philosophical interrogations and intoxicating floor glitter of the Renaissance. Savonarola's objective was once to set up a 'City of God' for his fans, a brand new type of democratic nation, the likes of which the realm had by no means noticeable earlier than. The conflict among those males will be a struggle to the demise, a sequence of sensational events―invasions, trials by way of fireplace, the 'Bonfire of the Vanities', bad executions and mysterious deaths―featuring a solid of crucial and charismatic Renaissance figures.

Was this an easy conflict of wills among a benign ruler and non secular enthusiast? among secular pluralism and repressive extremism? In an exhilaratingly wealthy and deeply researched tale, Paul Strathern unearths the paradoxes, self-doubts, and political compromises that made the conflict for the soul of the Renaissance urban some of the most advanced and critical moments in Western history.

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