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The Tower of London

By Stephen Porter
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  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
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  • Pages : 288
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Fortress, palace & prison, the 1000-year story of the Tower

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This book aims to trace the development of Europe and its civilization, from the decline of the Roman Empire to the opening of the sixteenth century. The Table of Contents indicates the general plan of the book, which is to treat medieval Europe as a whole and to hang the story upon a single thread, rather than to recount as distinct narratives the respective histories of France, England, Germany, Italy, and other countries of modern Europe. Content: The Roman Empire The Barbarian World Outside the Empire The Decline of the Roman Empire The Barbarian Invasions: 378-511 A.D. "The City of God" German Kingdoms in the West Justinian and the Byzantine Empire Gregory the Great and Western Christendom The Rise and Spread of Mohammedanism The Frankish State and Charlemagne The Northmen and Other New Invaders The Feudal Land System and Feudal Society Feudal States of Europe The Growth of the Medieval Church The Expansion of Christendom and the Crusades The Rise of Towns and Gilds The Italian Cities French, Flemish, English, and German Towns The Medieval Revival of Learning Medieval Literature The Medieval Cathedrals The Church Under Innocent III Innocent III and the States of Europe The Growth of National Institutions in England The Growth of Royal Power in France The Hundred Years War Germany in the Later Middle Ages Eastern Europe in the Later Middle Ages The Papacy and Its Opponents in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries The Italian Renaissance: Politics and Humanism The Italian Renaissance: Fine Arts and Voyages of Discovery The Rise of Absolutism and of the Middle Class

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By Giovanna Bianchi,Richard Hodges
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The nEU-Med project is part of the Horizon 2020 programme, in the ERC Advanced project category. It began in October 2015 and the University of Siena is the host institution of the project. The project is focussed upon two Tuscan riverine corridors leading from the Gulf of Follonica in the Tyrrhenian Sea to the Colline Metallifere. It aims to document and analyze the form and timeframe of economic growth in this part of the Mediterranean, which took place between the 7th and the 12thc. Central to this is an understanding of the processes of change in human settlements, in the natural and farming landscapes in relation to the exploitation of resources, and in the implementation of differing political strategies. This volume presents the multi-disciplinary research focussed upon the key site of the project, Vetricella, and its territory. Vetricella is thought to be the site of Valli, a royal property in the Tuscan march. It is the only Early Medieval property to be extensively studied in Italy. Located on Italy’s Tyrrhenian coast, the archaeology and history of this site provide new insights on estate management, metal production and wider Mediterranean relations in the later first millennium. Apart from reports on the archaeology, the finds from excavations and environmental studies, three essays consider the wider European historical and archaeological context of Vetricella. Future monographs will feature studies by members of the project team on aspects of Vetricella, its finds and territory.

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By Jean Charles Leonard de Sismondi
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  • Pages : 900
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This is a history of Italy in medieval times, the the creation of the city-states in the wake of the Roman Empire's collapse. 6th century that focuses on the Byzantine Empire and its most famous emperor, Justinian, who attempted to reconquer the former Western Roman Empire. From the preface: "When, in the early part of the eighteenth century, Italy was in measure released from Spanish subjection, the immediate revival of letters and scholarship gave evidence that the natural force and genius of the people had, indeed, been silenced by oppression, but were still quick. Giambattista Vico and others investigated the laws of progress; Ludovico Antonio Muratori, aided by Scipione Maffei of Verona and Apostolo Zeno of Venice, examined original sources of information, and their stupendous labours issued in a multitude of ponderous tomes that remain the precious possessions of the scholar, and furnish him, not merely with a vast body of authentic fact, but even with the beginnings of explanation. These Italians concerned themselves with the mediaeval records of their country; then, as when Italy became united, the first effort of her sons was to discover and reconstruct her history.

Halcyon

By J.G. Nichols
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  • Publisher : Routledge
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  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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First published in 2003. GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO was born in 1863 in Pescara, on the Adriatic coast of Italy, the son of a wealthy landowner. His first volume of poetry was published in 1879, when he was sixteen. After graduating from the University of Rome, d'Annunzio married and began to write short stories to support his wife and family. In 1919 d'Annunzio led a small force to seize the town of Fiume, ruling it as a dictator until 1921. D'Annunzio spent the later part of his life at his home on Lake Garda. In 1937 he was made President of the Italian Royal Academy. He died in 1938 and was given a state funeral by Mussolini. When Halcyon was first published, at the end of 1903, its author was already forty and famous: J/ placere, which ranks with A rebours and The Picture of Dorian Gray as a novel of the Decadence, had appeared in 1889, and d'Annunzio had published other novels, short stories, plays, and many volumes of poetry since his first great success at the age of sixteen.

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By William Dean Howells
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
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To meet Mr. Howells again on his Italian rambles is like rejoining an old friend in the midst of scenes associated with the beginning of our friendship. This rich volume is a grateful recollection of the book which first gave him a place in our standard literature. Much of the old charm of 'Venetian Life' is certainly here. The daring disregard of conventionality, the happy discovery of aspects of life un noticed by previous travelers, the artistic and novel use of illustrative side-lights, the quick insight into the characteristics of places, the unforced flow of delicate humor, the fascination of a style distinguished more by natural grace than by laborious polish, and the genial understanding between the author and the reader — all these qualities reappear in the new record of travel ; and if they seem less striking than they did of old, we must remember that Mr. Howells himself is no longer a fresh sensation but a familiar favorite. Half the volume is devoted to Florence under the title of Florentine Mosaics. Mr. Howells gives us something quite unlike the ordinary impressions of a traveler. Here is neither set description of scenery and architecture, nor systematic study of life and manners ; but the author passes at will from pictures of the streets and squares and churches and palaces, to brief comments upon the people, and glowing transcriptions of dramatic episodes in Florentine history. . . . Siena is visited in the same temper, although Mr. Howells took his pleasure there with a keener zest than the well-known sights of Florence were able to afford him ; and the tour took in Pisa, Lucca, Pistoja, Prato and Fiesole, of which he writes much more briefly than of the more important cities.

Medieval Art and Architecture after the Middle Ages

By Janet T. Marquardt,Alyce A. Jordan
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 1443803987
  • Pages : 410
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 517
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Medieval Art and Architecture after the Middle Ages explores the endurance of and nostalgia for medieval monuments through their reception in later periods, specifically illuminating the myriad ways in which tangible and imaginary artifacts of the Middle Ages have served to articulate contemporary aspirations and anxieties. The essays in this interdisciplinary collection examine the afterlife of medieval works through their preservation, restoration, appropriation, and commodification in America, Great Britain, and across Europe from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. From the evocation of metaphors and tropes, to monumental projects of restoration and recreation—medieval visual culture has had a tremendous purchase in the construction of political, religious, and cultural practices of the Modern era. The authors assembled here engage a diverse spectrum of works, from Irish ruins and a former Florentine prison to French churches and American department stores, and an equally diverse array of media ranging from architecture and manuscripts to embroidery, monumental sculpture, and metalwork. With applications not only to the study of art and architecture, but also encompassing such varied fields as commerce, city planning, education, literature, collecting and exhibition design, this copiously illustrated anthology comprises a significant contribution to the study of medieval art and medievalism.

Under a Siena Sun

By T.A. Williams
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  • Publisher : Canelo
  • Isbn : 178863764X
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 505
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Lucy needed a change of scene. She didn’t expect the change of a lifetime. Doctors Without Borders has been Lucy Young’s life for the past four years. After being rescued from a conflict zone, she’s making a change from saving lives under gunfire to practising medicine in safe, serene Siena. Now treating wealthy patients at a private clinic, she's never felt less comfortable. She’s used to helping those in dire need – not those in need of a nip and tuck. Her turmoil grows when she encounters injured tennis star David Lorenzo, whose smiles make Lucy forget her aversion to the rich. She’s soon falling for the sportsman but is she losing herself in this world of excess? All she’s ever wanted was to help the underprivileged, so can her future lie in Siena at the clinic – with David? This sunny romance is the perfect summer escape for fans of Lucy Coleman and Alex Brown.

Art, Mobility, and Exchange in Early Modern Tuscany and Eurasia

By Francesco Freddolini,Marco Musillo
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 100007837X
  • Pages : 222
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 403
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This book explores how the Medici Grand Dukes pursued ways to expand their political, commercial, and cultural networks beyond Europe, cultivating complex relations with the Ottoman Empire and other Islamicate regions, and looking further east to India, China, and Japan. The chapters in this volume discuss how casting a global, cross-cultural net was part and parcel of the Medicean political vision. Diplomatic gifts, items of commercial exchange, objects looted at war, maritime connections, and political plots were an inherent part of how the Medici projected their state on the global arena. The eleven chapters of this volume demonstrate that the mobility of objects, people, and knowledge that generated the global interactions analyzed here was not unidirectional—rather, it went both to and from Tuscany. In addition, by exploring evidence of objects produced in Tuscany for Asian markets,this book reveals hitherto neglected histories of how Western cultures projected themselves eastwards.

Reading Engagement, Grade 6

By Janet P. Sitter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mark Twain Media
  • Isbn : 1580377793
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 175
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Book Summary:

Get students in grade 6 reading with Reading Engagement! This 128-page resource provides instructional reading practice for below-average and reluctant readers, independent reading activities for average readers, and supplemental reading for more-competent readers. The book includes high-interest, low-readability stories, a reading-level analysis for reading selections, and answer keys.

Foot-prints of Travel; Or, Journeyings in Many Lands

By Maturin M. Ballou
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066160920
  • Pages : 2283
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 361
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"Foot-prints of Travel; Or, Journeyings in Many Lands" by Maturin M. Ballou. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Maiden Voyages

By Mary Morris
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 0307766470
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 960
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This is a collection of women's travel writings, including work by Joan Didion, Edith Wharton, Mildred Cable, Willa Cather, Isak Dinesen, and others. In wry, lyrical, and sometimes wistful voices, they write of disguising themselves as men for safety, of longing for family left behind or falling in love with people met along the way, and of places as diverse as icy Himalayan passes and dusty American pioneer towns, the darkly wooded Siberian landscape and the lavender-covered hills of Provence. Yet even as their voices, experiences, and paths vary, they share with one another--and with us as readers--reflections upon their gender as it is illuminated by unfamiliar surroundings. Edited and with an Introduction by Mary Morris, in collaboration with Larry O'Connor. Contributors and writings include: Mary Wollstonecraft, "Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark"; Flora Tristan, "Peregrinations of a Pariah"; Frances Trollope, from "Domestic Manners of the Americans"; Eliza Farnham, from "Life in Prairie Land'; Isabella Bird, from "A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains"; Margaret Fountaine, from "Love Among the Butterflies"; Gertrude Bell, from "The Desert and the Sown"; Edith Wharton, from "In Morocco"; Willa Cather, from "Willa Cather in Europe'; Isak Dinesen, from "Out of Africa"; Kate O'Brien, from "Farewell Spain"; Rebecca West, from "Black Lamb and Grey Falcon"; Ella Maillart, from "The Cruel Way"; Emily Hahn, from "Times and Places"; M.F.K. Fisher, from "Long Ago in France"; Joan Didion, from "The White Album"; Christina Dodwell, from "Travels with Fortune: An African Adventure"; Annie Dillard, from "Teaching a Stone to Talk'; Gwendolyn MacEwen, from "Noman's Land".

Renaissance Siena

By A. Lawrence Jenkens
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  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Isbn : 1935503685
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 535
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The art of Renaissance Siena is usually viewed in the light of developments and accomplishments achieved elsewhere, but Sienese artists were part of a dynamic dialogue that was shaped by their city’s internal political turmoil, diplomatic relationships with its neighbors, internal social hierarchies, and struggle for self-definition. These essays lead scholars in a new and exciting direction in the study of the art of Renaissance Siena, exploring the cultural dynamics of the city and its art in a specifically Sienese context. This volume shapes a new understanding of Sienese culture in the early modern period and defines the questions scholars will continue to ask for years to come. What emerges is a picture of Renaissance Siena as a city focused on meeting the challenges of the time while formulating changes to shape its future. Central to these changes are the city’s efforts to fashion a civic identity through the visual arts.