The Italians

The Italians Author John Hooper
ISBN-10 9780698183643
Release 2015-01-29
Pages 336
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Washington Post bestseller Los Angeles Times bestseller A vivid and surprising portrait of the Italian people from an admired foreign correspondent How did a nation that spawned the Renaissance also produce the Mafia? And why does Italian have twelve words for coat hanger but none for hangover? John Hooper’s entertaining and perceptive new book is the ideal companion for anyone seeking to understand contemporary Italy and the unique character of the Italians. Fifteen years as a foreign correspondent based in Rome have sharpened Hooper’s observations, and he looks at the facts that lie behind the stereotypes, shedding new light on everything from the Italians’ bewildering politics to their love of life and beauty. Hooper persuasively demonstrates the impact of geography, history, and tradition on many aspects of Italian life, including football and Freemasonry, sex, food, and opera. Brimming with the kind of fascinating—and often hilarious—insights unavailable in guidebooks, The Italians will surprise even the most die-hard Italophile. From the Hardcover edition.



The Italians

The Italians Author Luigi Barzini
ISBN-10 9780141933221
Release 1991-05-30
Pages 400
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The 'fatal charm of Italy' has held Lord Byron – and millions of tourists ever since – in its spell. Yet, beneath 'the brilliant and vivacious surface', what are the realities of Italian life? Few writers have ever painted a portrait of their compatriots as crisp, frank and fearless as Luigi Barzini's. Cutting through the familiar clichés, he instructs us with a cascade of anecdotes and provides a marvellous guided tour through centuries of history. He examines Machiavelli and Mussolini, popes, pilgrims and prostitutes, cliques and conspiracies, Casanova and the crippling power of the Church. Yet alongside the Baroque exuberance and spectacular display, the love of life and the life of love, he also shows us a divided nation, injustice, ignorance, poverty and fear. All this is Italy, a country of dazzling achievement and an uncanny aptitude for getting round problems; both its virtues and its vices are celebrated in this sparkling book



ITALY OF THE ITALIANS

ITALY OF THE ITALIANS Author Helen 1846-1934 Zimmern
ISBN-10 1373815345
Release 2016-08-29
Pages 376
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On the Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians

On the Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians Author Giambattista Vico
ISBN-10 9780300136913
Release 2010
Pages 143
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In an illuminating introduction to the volume, Robert Miner elucidates Vico's short but difficult work; at the same time, he allows the reader to assess the importance of that work, in absolute terms as well as relative to Vico's other writings and the work of his numerous interlocutors in the republic of letters. --



The Italians and the Holocaust

The Italians and the Holocaust Author Susan Zuccotti
ISBN-10 0803299117
Release 1987
Pages 334
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"A careful historical account linked to personal narratives."-New York Times Book Review. Eighty-five percent of Italy's Jews survived World War II. Nevertheless, more than six thousand Italian Jews were destroyed in the Holocaust and the lives of countless others were marked by terror. Susan Zuccotti relates hundreds of stories showing the resourcefulness of the Jews, the bravery of those who helped them, and the inhumanity and indifference of others. For Zuccotti, the Holocaust in Italy began when the first "black-shirted thug" poured a bottle of castor oil down the throat of his victim, or when the dignity of a single human being was violated. She writes: "We might examine again how most Italians behaved from the onset of fascism. . . . Did they do as much as they could? Or should they, and the Jews as well, have recognized the danger sooner, with the first denial of liberty and free speech? We might also ask ourselves whether we, as creatures without prejudice, would act as well as most Italians did under similar pressures. Would we risk our lives for persecuted minorities? Would we be more sensitive to the first assaults upon our liberties, when the only ones really hurt in the beginning are Communists, Socialists, democratic anti-Fascists, and trade unionists? And finally, we might be more aware than we are of the horrors that a racist lunatic fringe can commit, even in the best of societies." Susan Zuccotti teaches modern European history at Columbia University. She is also the author of The Holocaust, the French, and the Jews. The introduction by Furio Colombo was translated into English for this Bison Books edition. The author of God in America: Religion and Politics in theUnited States, Colombo is professor of Italian Studies at Columbia.



Italy and the Italians

Italy and the Italians Author Friedrich von Raumer
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044011984309
Release 1840
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The Italians

The Italians Author Frances Elliot
ISBN-10 HARVARD:HN1NG5
Release 1875
Pages 402
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Delizia

Delizia Author John Dickie
ISBN-10 9781848947429
Release 2009-03-09
Pages 300
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Everyone loves Italian food. But how did the Italians come to eat so well? The advertising industry tells us the answer lies in the vineyards and olive groves of Tuscany - among sun-weathered peasants, and mammas serving pasta under the pergola. Yet this nostalgic fantasy has little to do with the real history of Italian cuisine. For a thousand years, Italys cities have been magnets for everything that makes for great eating: ingredients, talent, money, and power. So Italian food is city food, and telling its story means telling the story of the Italians as a people of city dwellers. In Delizia! the author of the acclaimed Cosa Nostra takes a revelatory historical journey through the flavours of Italys cities. From the bustle of Medieval Milan, to the bombast of Fascist Rome; from the pleasure gardens of Renaissance Ferrara, to the putrid alleyways of nineteenth-century Naples. In rich slices of urban life, Delizia! shows how violence and intrigue, as well as taste and creativity, combined to make the worlds favourite cuisine.



Italy and the Italians in the Nineteenth Century Or Letters on the Civil Political Moral State of that Country Written in 1818 and 1819 With an Appendix Containing Extracts from Modern Italian Literature By a Foreign Officer in the British Service

Italy  and the Italians in the Nineteenth Century  Or  Letters on the Civil  Political   Moral State of that Country  Written in 1818 and 1819  With an Appendix  Containing Extracts from Modern Italian Literature  By a Foreign Officer in the British Service    Author André Vieusseux
ISBN-10 IBNN:BN000960945
Release 1821
Pages 271
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The Journey of the Italians in America

The Journey of the Italians in America Author Scarpaci, Vincenza
ISBN-10 1455606839
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The Italians of Kern County

The Italians of Kern County Author Donna Tessandori Weeks
ISBN-10 1453572538
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 550
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Fascism and the Italians of Montreal

Fascism and the Italians of Montreal Author Filippo Salvatore
ISBN-10 1550710583
Release 1998
Pages 224
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This book of interviews is an absorbing autobiography of the Italian community of Montreal, and its encounters with important events in Canada and in Europe from 1992 to 1945: from Mussolini's March on Rome to the Concordat between the Catholic Church and the Italian state; from the war in Ethiopia to the Pact of Steel signed by Mussolini and Hitler; from the Spanish civil war to the declaration of war between Italy and Canada. The reader will discover sensational revelations about the hundreds of Italian Canadians who were interned by the Canadian government during the Second World War -- often on trumped-up charges and without a single shred of evidence against them. These interviews recount the Italian community's passions and sorrows, its exuberant love of life and its struggle for survival and dignity in America.



Bread and Respect

Bread and Respect Author Margavio, A. V.
ISBN-10 1455601500
Release 2014-01-22
Pages 320
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Using vignettes, family histories, and census as well as other historical records, this book examines how Italian culture shaped the lives of the immigrants to Louisiana and, in turn, how experiences in Louisiana modified the Old World values and culture the Italians brought with them.



The Fall of Mussolini

The Fall of Mussolini Author Philip Morgan
ISBN-10 9780191578755
Release 2008-06-12
Pages 284
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The dramatic story of Mussolini's fall from power in July 1943, illuminating both the causes and the consequences of this momentous event. Morgan shows how Italians of all classes coped with the extraordinary pressures of wartime living, both on the military and home fronts, and how their experience of the country at war eventually distanced them from the dictator and his fascist regime. Looking beyond Mussolini's initial fall from power, Morgan examines how the Italian people responded to the invasion, occupation, and division of their country by Nazi German and Anglo-American forces - and how crucial the experience of this period was in shaping Italy's post-war sense of nationhood and transition to democracy.



British policy in China Italy for the Italians and China for the Chinese A letter with notes and appendix

British policy in China  Italy for the Italians  and China for the Chinese  A letter  with notes and appendix Author John Scarth
ISBN-10 OXFORD:590879105
Release 1860
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The Arthur of the Italians

The Arthur of the Italians Author
ISBN-10 9781783160518
Release 2014-04-15
Pages 313
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This is the first comprehensive book on the Arthurian legend in medieval and Renaissance Italy since Edmund Gardner’s 1930 The Arthurian Legend in Italian Literature. Arthurian material reached all levels of Italian society, from princely courts with their luxury books and frescoed palaces, to the merchant classes and even popular audiences in the piazza, which enjoyed shorter retellings in verse and prose. Unique assemblages emerge on Italian soil, such as the Compilation of Rustichello da Pisa or the innovative Tavola Ritonda, in versions made for both Tuscany and the Po Valley.



Italy and the Italians

Italy and the Italians Author Friedrich Ludwig G. von Raumer
ISBN-10 OXFORD:590826989
Release 1840
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