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The Italians

Author : John Hooper
ISBN : 9780698183643
Genre : Travel
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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.

The Italians

Author : Luigi Barzini
ISBN : 0140145958
Genre : Social Science
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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 clich�s, 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

On The Most Ancient Wisdom Of The Italians

Author : Giambattista Vico
ISBN : 0801495113
Genre : Philosophy
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On the Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians, originally published in 1710, is widely regarded as Vico's most significant work after the New Science and the Autobiography. Subtitled The Book of Metaphysics, it was one of three planned volumes of a larger work that was never published, and it marks Vico's transition from rhetorician to philosopher of historical knowledge. This edition incorporates translations from the Italian of a contemporary review and Vico's responses, published in 1711 and 1712. L. M. Palmer's translation helps make more accessible a treatise of vital importance for an understanding of Vico's epistemology, psychology, and philosophy of mathematics. -- "Seventeenth-Century News"

Delizia

Author : John Dickie
ISBN : 9781416554004
Genre : History
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Buon appetito! Everyone loves Italian food. But how did the Italians come to eat so well? The answer lies amid the vibrant beauty of Italy's historic cities. For a thousand years, they have been magnets for everything that makes for great eating: ingredients, talent, money, and power. Italian food is city food. From the bustle of medieval Milan's marketplace to the banqueting halls of Renaissance Ferrara; from street stalls in the putrid alleyways of nineteenth-century Naples to the noisy trattorie of postwar Rome: in rich slices of urban life, historian and master storyteller John Dickie shows how taste, creativity, and civic pride blended with princely arrogance, political violence, and dark intrigue to create the world's favorite cuisine. Delizia! is much more than a history of Italian food. It is a history of Italy told through the flavors and character of its cities. A dynamic chronicle that is full of surprises, Delizia! draws back the curtain on much that was unknown about Italian food and exposes the long-held canards. It interprets the ancient Arabic map that tells of pasta's true origins, and shows that Marco Polo did not introduce spaghetti to the Italians, as is often thought, but did have a big influence on making pasta a part of the American diet. It seeks out the medieval recipes that reveal Italy's long love affair with exotic spices, and introduces the great Renaissance cookery writer who plotted to murder the Pope even as he detailed the aphrodisiac qualities of his ingredients. It moves from the opulent theater of a Renaissance wedding banquet, with its gargantuan ten-course menu comprising hundreds of separate dishes, to the thin soups and bland polentas that would eventually force millions to emigrate to the New World. It shows how early pizzas were disgusting and why Mussolini championed risotto. Most important, it explains the origins and growth of the world's greatest urban food culture. With its delectable mix of vivid storytelling, groundbreaking research, and shrewd analysis, Delizia! is as appetizing as the dishes it describes. This passionate account of Italy's civilization of the table will satisfy foodies, history buffs, Italophiles, travelers, students -- and anyone who loves a well-told tale.

The Italians Of Dalmatia

Author : Luciano Monzali
ISBN : 0802099319
Genre : History
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"As the Second World War drew to a close, European borders were being redrawn. The regions of Istria, Dalmatia, and Venezia Giulia, nominally Italian but at various times also belonging to Austria and Germany, fell under the rule of Yugoslavia and its dictator Marshal Tito. The ensuing removal and genocide of Italians from these regions had been little explored or even discussed until 1999, when the esteemed Italian journalist Arrigo Petacco wrote L'esodo: La tragedia negata degli italiani d'Istria, Dalmazia e Venezia Giulia. Now this story is available in English as A Tragedy Revealed.

The Italians In Chicago

Author : Giovanni Ermenegildo Schiavo
ISBN : UVA:X000142266
Genre : Science
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The Italians Of Greenwich Village

Author : Donald Tricarico
ISBN : 0913256641
Genre : Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.)
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The Italian S Marriage Demand

Author : Diana Hamilton
ISBN : 9784596261830
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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After losing her home, Sophie is walking in the rain, pushing her son in his stroller. While she’s looking for directions, she slips and falls in the gutter, almost getting hit by a car. Miserable, she looks up into the eyes of the man who stepped out of the car. It’s Ettore, the man she fell in love with and who falsely accused her of being a jewelry thief! Sophie feels desperate, shaken after their cruel reunion, and that’s before he mocks her for her misfortune. She absolutely cannot let this coldhearted man know about Torry, his son!

The Italians Of San Francisco 1850 1930

Author : Deanna Paoli Gumina
ISBN : UVA:X000039447
Genre : Social Science
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Degas And The Italians In Paris

Author : Ann Dumas
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114344992
Genre : Art
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Paris in the 1870s and 1880s was a vibrant, exciting place. At its artistic centre was Edgar Degas

The Arthur Of The Italians

Author : Regina Psaki
ISBN : 9781783161584
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.

The Italian S Price

Author : Diana Hamilton
ISBN : 9781552544488
Genre : Fiction
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Cesare Saracino is bent on revenge! He doesn't realize that the woman he forces back to Italy is not the thief, but her identical twin, Milly Lee. With Cesare watching her every move, the usually mousy Milly struggles to masquerade as her sexy twin. And when desire unexpectedly flares between them, Milly is powerless to refuse Cesare's advances. Will the truth come out in the heat of passion?

The Italians Of Today

Author : René Bazin
ISBN : UOM:39015063899432
Genre : Italy
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The Italian S Bride

Author : Diana Hamilton
ISBN : 9784596295330
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Lucenzo Verdi is the son of Italy’s most powerful and wealthy family. He is an exceptionally handsome man with sharp black eyes. He can destroy or charm people just by looking into their eyes. Portia, a waitress, is now feeling his disdainful stare. He thinks she gave birth to his half brother Vito’s baby to get her hands on the family’s fortune. It’s not true, but Vito, the only person who can back her claim, is dead. As Portia wilts under his gaze, Lucenzo issues a shocking order. What will happen to this mother and her baby?

The Italian S Forbidden Virgin

Author : Carol Marinelli
ISBN : 9781488073342
Genre : Fiction
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Sparks fly and opposites attract in this sizzling romance by USA TODAY bestselling author Carol Marinelli. She’s totally off-limits… …which only heightens the pleasure!Italian tycoon Gian de Luca knows socialite Ariana Romano is forbidden. She’s his mentor’s daughter, and her drama-queen reputation precedes her. But when he offers her comfort one dark night, he’s shocked to discover she’s a virgin. Perhaps he’s been wrong about her all along… Each electrifying moment with Gian leaves Ariana craving more, yet her red-hot Romano temper keeps getting in the way. For while she’s all fire, cool Gian won’t let any emotion get the better of him. A balance must be struck, before he walks away…for good! From Harlequin Presents: Escape to exotic locations where passion knows no bounds. Those Notorious Romanos Book 1: Italy’s Most Scandalous Virgin Book 2: The Italian’s Forbidden Virgin

The Italian S Touch Colored Version

Author : Carol Marinelli
ISBN : 9784596023179
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Fleur, working as a nurse, lives with her seven-year-old son, Alex, after the death of her husband, and goes back to work for the first time in two years, encouraged by her friend at the hospital. On her very first day, she performs botched work. She relives her traumatic experience she went through with her late husband when her patient is brought into the resuscitation room. She fails to do her part and runs out of the room. Newly hired Italian doctor, Mario, gets angry with her. That night, Mario suddenly pays a visit to her when she is feeling down…?!※This work is originally colored.

The Italian S Passion

Author : Elizabeth Power
ISBN : 9784596069078
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Mel, visiting a Southern Italian resort, sits at a seaside café when a man appears, bringing forth memories from log ago. It’s Vann, a musician she had a one-night stand with fourteen years ago. But she is pulled from her reverie by her daughter, who is almost drowning in the sea. When Mel cries out, Vann jumps into the water and saves her daughter. Mel thanks him, nervously wondering if he remembers her. However, he doesn’t seem to and even tries to seduce her when they meet again for work!

The Italians In Australia

Author : Gianfranco Cresciani
ISBN : 0521537789
Genre : History
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This 2003 book brings to life the important story of the Italo-Australian community.

The Italians

Author : John Hooper
ISBN : 9781846145452
Genre : History
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'Hooper has written a fascinating, affectionate and well-researched study that delivers the tantalising flavour of a country as hot, cold, bitter and sweet as an affogato' The Telegraph 'This portrait of a nation is required reading for anyone heading to a Tuscan villa or Puglian beach this summer' Financial Times Sublime and maddening, fascinating yet baffling, Italy is a country of endless paradox and seemingly unanswerable riddles. John Hooper's marvellously entertaining and perceptive book is the ideal companion for anyone seeking to understand contemporary Italy and the unique character of the Italians. Looking at the facts that lie behind - and often belie - the stereotypes, his revealing book sheds new light on many aspects of Italian life: football and Freemasonry, sex, symbolism and the reason why Italian has twelve words for a coat hanger, yet none for a hangover.

The Italian S One Night Baby

Author : Lynne Graham
ISBN : 9784596171887
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Ellie never expected to meet Rio Benedetti again. They first met at her sister’s wedding two years ago. Since then, Ellie’s heart has belonged to Rio. They always had a mutual attraction and might have had an affair if Ellie hadn’t thought that Rio was just playing with her. Pure-hearted Ellie, who is still hurt by the incident, visits Italy to meet the man who might be her father. Little does she know Rio is close to the man, and he does not want her anywhere near him because he thinks Ellie is a callous gold digger!

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