Publisher :Harvard University Press Release Date :2017-08-21 ISBN :0674971841 Pages :269 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (674 users)
Download or read book The Avignon Papacy Contested written by Unn Falkeid and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2017-08-21 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unn Falkeid considers the work of six fourteenth-century writers who waged literary war against the Avignon papacy’s increasing claims of supremacy over secular rulers—a conflict that engaged contemporary critics from every corner of Europe. She illuminates arguments put forth by Dante, Petrarch, William of Ockham, Catherine of Siena, and others.
Publisher :McFarland Release Date :2021-07-06 ISBN :1476642834 Pages :353 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (476 users)
Download or read book Elio Petri written by Roberto Curti and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2021-07-06 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Elio Petri (1929-1982) was one of the most commercially successful and critically revered Italian directors ever. A cultured intellectual and a politically committed filmmaker, Petri made award-winning movies that touched controversial social, religious, and political themes, such as the Mafia in We Still Kill the Old Way (1967), police brutality in Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970), and workers' struggles in Lulu the Tool (1971). His work also explored genre in a thought-provoking and refreshing manner with a taste for irony and the grotesque: among his best works are the science fiction satire The 10th Victim (1965), the ghost story A Quiet Place in the Country (1968), and the grotesque giallo Todo modo (1976). This book examines Elio Petri's life and career, and places his work within the social and political context of postwar Italian culture, politics, and cinema. It includes a detailed production history and critical analysis of each of his films, plenty of never-before-seen bits of information recovered from the Italian ministerial archives, and an in-depth discussion of the director's unfilmed projects.
Publisher :Gyldendal A/S Release Date :2005 ISBN :9788702027518 Pages :372 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (27 users)
Download or read book Copenhagen, People and Places written by Pernille Stensgaard and published by Gyldendal A/S. This book was released on 2005 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :Random House Release Date :2022-06-07 ISBN :0812989953 Pages :672 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (812 users)
Download or read book The Pope at War written by David I. Kertzer and published by Random House. This book was released on 2022-06-07 with total page 672 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The most important book ever written about the Catholic Church and its conduct during World War II. . . . The best nonfiction book of the summer.”—Daniel Silva on the Today show Based on newly opened Vatican archives, a groundbreaking, explosive, and riveting book about Pope Pius XII and his actions during World War II, including how he responded to the Holocaust, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Pope and Mussolini When Pope Pius XII died in 1958, his papers were sealed in the Vatican Secret Archives, leaving unanswered questions about what he knew and did during World War II. Those questions have only grown and festered, making Pius XII one of the most controversial popes in Church history, especially now as the Vatican prepares to canonize him. In 2020, Pius XII’s archives were finally opened, and David I. Kertzer—widely recognized as one of the world’s leading Vatican scholars—has been mining this new material ever since, revealing how the pope came to set aside moral leadership in order to preserve his church’s power. Based on thousands of never-before-seen documents not only from the Vatican, but from archives in Italy, Germany, France, Britain, and the United States, The Pope at War paints a new, dramatic portrait of what the pope did and did not do as war enveloped the continent and as the Nazis began their systematic mass murder of Europe’s Jews. The book clears away the myths and sheer falsehoods surrounding the pope’s actions from 1939 to 1945, showing why the pope repeatedly bent to the wills of Hitler and Mussolini. Just as Kertzer’s Pulitzer Prize–winning The Pope and Mussolini became the definitive book on Pope Pius XI and the Fascist regime, The Pope at War is destined to become the most influential account of his successor, Pius XII, and his relations with Mussolini and Hitler. Kertzer shows why no full understanding of the course of World War II is complete without knowledge of the dramatic, behind-the-scenes role played by the pope. “This remarkably researched book is replete with revelations that deserve the adjective ‘explosive,’” says Kevin Madigan, Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Harvard University. “The Pope at War is a masterpiece.”
Publisher :Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Release Date :2014-11-18 ISBN :0544231007 Pages :273 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (544 users)
Download or read book Hermit in Paris written by Italo Calvino and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2014-11-18 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of journals, interviews and travelogues by the author of Invisible Cities has “something fascinating on every page” (The Guardian, UK). This posthumously published collection offers a unique, puzzle-like portrait of one of the postwar era’s most inventive and mercurial writers. In letters and journals, occasional pieces and interviews, Italo Calvino recalls growing up in seaside Italy and fighting in the antifascist resistance during World War II. He traces the course of his literary career and reflects on his many travels, including a journey through the United States in 1959 and 1960 that brings out his droll wit at its best. Sparkling with wisdom and unexpected delights, Hermit in Paris is an autobiography like no other. “Surprising, tart, and distinctive, like [Calvino] himself.” —Philadelphia Inquirer
Publisher : Release Date :1881 ISBN : Pages :387 pages Rating Book:4.B/5 ( users)
Download or read book Anecdote Lives of William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, Henry Fuseli, Sir Thomas Lawrence, and J.M.W. Turner written by John Timbs and published by . This book was released on 1881 with total page 387 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :London : R. Bentley Release Date :1860 ISBN : Pages :387 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (1 users)
Download or read book Anecdote Biography. William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, Henry Fuseli, Sir Thomas Lawrence, and J. M. W. Turner written by John Timbs and published by London : R. Bentley. This book was released on 1860 with total page 387 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :SUNY Press Release Date :2003-01-09 ISBN :9780791455951 Pages :189 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (455 users)
Download or read book In Gotham's Shadow written by Alexander R. Thomas and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2003-01-09 with total page 189 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the effects of globalization on three New York communities—Utica, Cooperstown, and Hartwick.
Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2018-12-13 ISBN :019256479X Pages :384 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (192 users)
Download or read book Cicero, Greek Learning, and the Making of a Roman Classic written by Caroline Bishop and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-12-13 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Roman statesman, orator, and author Marcus Tullius Cicero is the embodiment of a classic: his works have been read continuously from antiquity to the present, his style is considered the model for classical Latin, and his influence on Western ideas about the value of humanistic pursuits is both deep and profound. However, despite the significance of subsequent reception in ensuring his canonical status, Cicero, Greek Learning, and the Making of a Roman Classic demonstrates that no one is more responsible for Cicero's transformation into a classic than Cicero himself, and that in his literary works he laid the groundwork for the ways in which he is still remembered today. The volume presents a new way of understanding Cicero's career as an author by situating his textual production within the context of the growth of Greek classicism: the movement had begun to flourish shortly before his lifetime and he clearly grasped its benefits both for himself and for Roman literature more broadly. By strategically adapting classic texts from the Greek world, and incorporating into his adaptations the interpretations of the Hellenistic philosophers, poets, rhetoricians, and scientists who had helped enshrine those works as classics, he could envision and create texts with classical authority for a parallel Roman canon. Ranging across a variety of genres - including philosophy, rhetoric, oratory, poetry, and letters - this close study of Cicero's literary works moves from his early translation of Aratus' poetry (and its later reappearance through self-quotation) to Platonizing philosophy, Aristotelian rhetoric, Demosthenic oratory, and even a planned Greek-style letter collection. Juxtaposing incisive analysis of how Cicero consciously adopted classical Greek writers as models and predecessors with detailed accounts of the reception of those figures by Greek scholars of the Hellenistic period, the volume not only offers ground-breaking new insights into Cicero's ascension to canonical status, but also a salutary new account of Greek intellectual life and its effect on Roman literature.
Publisher : Release Date :1855 ISBN : Pages :438 pages Rating Book:4.K/5 ( users)
Download or read book The Ballad Literature and Popular Music of the Olden Time written by William Chappell and published by . This book was released on 1855 with total page 438 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second of two volumes, €this collection of ancient songs, ballads and dance tunes illustrates the history of the music of England.
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Download or read book Popular Music of the Olden Time written by William Chappell and published by . This book was released on 1859 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
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Download or read book Great English painters, selected biographies from 'Lives of eminent British painters', ed. by W. Sharp written by Allan Cunningham and published by . This book was released on 1886 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: