Download E-books Rome and Italy: Books VI-X of the History of Rome from its Foundation (Penguin Classics) (Bks.6-10) PDF

Books VI-X of Livy's huge paintings hint Rome's fortunes from its close to cave in after defeat by means of the Gauls in 386 BC to its emergence, in a question of a long time, because the ideal strength in Italy, having conquered the city-state of Samnium in 293 BC. during this attention-grabbing heritage, occasions are defined no longer easily when it comes to partisan politics, yet via vibrant graphics that carry the strengths, weaknesses and factors of top figures akin to the noble statesman Camillus and the corrupt Manlius vividly to lifestyles. whereas Rome's maximum chronicler meant his heritage to be a memorial to former glory, he additionally had extra didactic aims—hoping that readers of his account may perhaps study from the prior ills and virtues of the city.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger through introductions and notes by means of extraordinary students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Italian Reform and English Reformations, c.1535-c.1585 (Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700) PDF

By M. Anne Overell

This is often the 1st full-scale examine of interactions among Italy's spiritual reform and English reformations, which have been notoriously vulnerable to choose up different people's principles. The publication is of primary significance for these whose paintings contains revisionist topics of ambiguity, opportunism and interdependence in 16th century non secular swap. Anne Overell adopts an inclusive technique, keeping in the crew of Italian reformers these spirituali who left the church and those that remained inside of it, and exploring dedication to reform, no matter if 'humanist', 'protestant' or 'catholic'. In 1547, while the internationalist Archbishop Thomas Cranmer invited foreigners to foster a bolder reformation, the Italians Peter Martyr Vermigli and Bernardino Ochino have been the 1st to reach in England. The generosity with which they have been bought prompted remark in every single place Europe: good-looking commute costs, prestigious jobs, congregations which incorporated the good and the nice. This used to be an access con brio, however the e-book additionally casts new gentle on our knowing of Marian reformation, led by way of Cardinal Reginald Pole, English by means of start yet as soon as admired between Italy's spirituali. whilst Pole arrived to take his local kingdom again to papal allegiance, he introduced with him like-minded males and Italian reform persisted to be woven into English heritage. because the tables became back on the accession of Elizabeth I, there has been additional clamour to 'bring again Italians'. but Elizabethans had grown wary and the book's later chapters examine the explanations why, delivering students a brand new standpoint on tensions among nationwide and overseas reformations. Exploring a nexus of contacts in England and in Italy, Anne Overell offers an interesting connection, sealed by means of the sufferings of exile and consistently tempered by means of political constraints. right here, for the 1st time, Italian reform is proven as a permanent a part of the go with Nation's literature and fable.

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Download E-books Italian Medieval Armies 1000-1300 (Men-at-Arms) PDF

As early because the eleventh century, Italian struggle was once constructing alongside strains which have been distinct in medieval Europe. This fragmented, cosmopolitan quarter, more and more wealthy from overseas exchange, observed the increase of self sustaining towns capable of fund armies of city defense force, occasionally defying the conventional feudal aristocracy. by contrast heritage nearby powers - the Normans, the Papacy, the German Emperors, the Angevins and Aragonese - manoeuvred for virtue. This engrossing account of the armies of northern and southern Italy - their organization, command constitution, process, strategies and fortifications - is illustrated with infrequent manuscript photos, diagrams of fortifications, and 8 remarkable color plates displaying armour and guns of every kind.

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Download E-books The Transformation of the Laity in Bergamo, 1265-C.1400 (Medieval Mediterranean: Peoples, Economies and Cultures, 400-1500) PDF

By Roisin Cossar

This publication examines the stress among social mores and spiritual actions one of the laity within the Italian diocese of Bergamo in the course of the later heart a long time (1265-c.1400). evaluating the non secular actions of lay women and men, either wealthy and negative, throughout various pious and ecclesiastical associations, together with confraternities, hospitals, parishes and the diocese, Roisin Cossar indicates how the laity s entry to those associations more and more got here to rely on their gender and social prestige throughout the fourteenth century. even as, she argues that each one lay humans, despite gender and social prestige, considered themselves as equivalent contributors of a lay ordo. The ebook hence illuminates the complexity of overdue medieval spiritual tradition, because it at the same time mirrored and challenged secular social values."

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Download E-books The Stones of Venice: Volume III. The Fall PDF

More than a hundred and fifty years after its first booklet in 1851–53, this enormous paintings by way of a superb Victorian author, critic, and artist continues to be one of the such a lot influential books on artwork and structure ever written. In The Stones of Venice, a survey of the central structures within the "Paradise of Cities," John Ruskin constructed a classy and highbrow argument that lingers on the center of the talk over the which means of structure and craftsmanship.
This paintings applies the final ideas enunciated in Ruskin's The Seven Lamps of Architecture to Venetian structure. the 1st quantity, The Foundations, provides a brief heritage of town and discusses architecture's practical and decorative facets. quantity II, The Sea-Stories, examines the Byzantine period and the bright architectural advancements of Venice's Gothic interval. The 3rd quantity, The Fall, contains a trenchant exam of the Venetian non secular and architectural decline throughout the Renaissance.
Ruskin believed that an knowing of structure (and portray, and nature) calls for a well-informed appreciate for historical past and fact. Readers will locate no greater advisor to the religious content material and aesthetic pleasures of structure than this eminent instructor and pupil. that includes all of Ruskin's unique drawings, this can be the single unabridged version of The Stones of Venice at the moment available.

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Download E-books Financial Structures and Regulation: A Comparison of Crises in the UK, USA and Italy (Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions) PDF

A survey of earlier monetary crises, beginning with the nice banking collapses of the interwar interval. the present turmoil has brought on a couple of questions concerning either its origins and how one can steer clear of its repetition. The historic historical past and the evolving institutional framework of banking and fiscal structures are on the middle of this e-book.

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Download E-books Fascist Ideology: Territory and Expansionism in Italy and Germany, 1922-1945 PDF

Fascist Ideology is a comparative research of the expansionist overseas rules of fascist Italy and Nazi Germany from 1922-1945.
Fascist Ideology offers a comparative research of fascist expansionism by means of concentrating on the shut kinfolk among ideology and motion lower than Mussolini and Hitler. With an outline of the ideological motivations in the back of fascist expansionism and their influence on fascist guidelines, this publication explores the 2 major concerns that have ruled the historiographical debates at the nature of fascist expansionism: even if Italy's and Germany's specific expansionist tendancies should be attributed to a collection of established fascist values, or have been formed through the long run, uniquely nationwide objectives and advancements considering unification; no matter if the pursuit of enlargement was once opportunistic or a grand layout in every one case.

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Download E-books Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany: The 'Fascist' Style of Rule (Historical Connections) PDF

By Alexander J. De Grand

Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany provides a succinct and provocative advent to Italian fascism and German nazism. Incorporating fresh old study including unique and hard arguments, Alexander J. De Grand examines:
* the similarities and ameliorations within the early improvement of the 2 regimes
* the workout of strength through Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini
* the connection among the 2 regimes
* regulations in the direction of girls, formative years and culture.

Revised all through, the second one version of this revered booklet takes account of contemporary ancient study and comprises an increased dialogue of the function of the army within the regimes.

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Download E-books The Rough Guides' Rome Directions 1 (Rough Guide Directions) PDF

Narrow, trendy and pocketable, Rome instructions is stuffed with principles for stop-overs, long-weekends and flying visits to at least one of Europe''s most well-liked urban holiday locations, richly illustrated with enormous quantities of particularly commissioned images. The full-colour creation gains 28 themed spreads - from purchasing and fashion designer bars to Panoramic Rome and top ice cream. the most part of the advisor, "Places", supplies a district-by-district account of the attractions, eating places, outlets, shipping hyperlinks and nightlife - all generously illustrated. each directory and assessment is pinpointed on accompanying straightforward maps. It’s like having a neighborhood good friend plan your journey.

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