Europe

Author: Michelin Travel Publications
Editor: Michelin Travel Publications
ISBN: 9782061001387
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Comprising clear full-colour maps, this motoring atlas covers all of Europe.

Uffizi Gallery

Author: Gloria Fossi
Editor: Giunti Editore
ISBN: 9788809019447
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The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is one of the oldest and most famous art museums in the world. First commissioned as offices for the Florentine magistrates by Cosimo de Medici, it is now houses some of the world¿s most outstanding works of art. This superb volume offers a comprehensive, detailed, and informative look at the entire exhibited collection of the Gallery ¿ from masterpieces such as Botticelli¿s The Birth of Venus and Caravaggio¿s Medusa to many works of classical sculpture. The Uffizi Gallery also provides readers with an insightful look at the gallery¿s origins and history, as well as discussions about ongoing restoration efforts, and biographies of selected artists.

A Political History Of National Citizenship And Identity In Italy 1861 1950

Author: Sabina Donati
Editor: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804787336
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This book examines the fascinating origins and the complex evolution of Italian national citizenship from the unification of Italy in 1861 until just after World War II. It does so by exploring the civic history of Italians in the peninsula, and of Italy's colonial and overseas native populations. Using little-known documentation, Sabina Donati delves into the policies, debates, and formal notions of Italian national citizenship with a view to grasping the multi-faceted, evolving, and often contested vision(s) of italianità. In her study, these disparate visions are brought into conversation with contemporary scholarship pertaining to alienhood, racial thinking, migration, expansionism, and gender. As the first English-language book on the modern history of Italian citizenship, this work highlights often-overlooked precedents, continuities, and discontinuities within and between liberal and fascist Italies. It invites the reader to compare the Italian experiences with other European ones, such as French, British, and German citizenship traditions.

What Is Indigenous Knowledge

Author: Ladislaus M. Semali
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135578494
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Geo Katalog

Author: Geo Center (Firm)
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Roman Syria And The Near East

Author: Kevin Butcher
Editor: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9780892367153
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The provinces that the Romans referred to as Syria covered a vast area occupied today by several modern states. These included some of the most spectacular ruins of the ancient world-Palmyra, Baalbek, and Apamea-and fabled cities such as Antioch, Damascus, Sidon, and Tyre. Roman Syria also comprised sites that are virtually unknown, such as the great fortress city of Zenobia on the Euphrates and the remarkably well-preserved villages of the limestone massif of northwestern Syria. Roman Syria and the Near East offers a broad overview of this major cultural crossroads. Surveying a millennium of Roman and Byzantine rule in the Near East, from Roman annexation to the Arab conquest, the book outlines Syria's crucial role in Roman history. Topics discussed include the Roman army's use of Syria as a buffer against its powerful eastern neighbors and the elaborate road system that Rome developed to connect its far-reaching empire. The book also explores the impact of geography, trade, and religion on the shaping of Syria, as well as the influence of Syrian culture on the classical world.

From Hellenism To Islam

Author: Hannah Cotton
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521875811
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This book considers how languages, peoples and cultures in the Near East interacted over the millennium between Alexander and Muhammad.

Napoleon S Satellite Kingdoms

Author: Owen Connelly
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The Roman Near East 31 B C A D 337

Author: Fergus Millar
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674778863
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From Augustus to Constantine, the Roman Empire in the Near East expanded step by step, southward to the Red Sea and eastward across the Euphrates to the Tigris. In a remarkable work of interpretive history, Fergus Millar shows us this world as it was forged into the Roman provinces of Syria, Judaea, Arabia, and Mesopotamia. His book conveys the magnificent sweep of history as well as the rich diversity of peoples, religions, and languages that intermingle in the Roman Near East. Against this complex backdrop, Millar explores questions of cultural and religious identity and ethnicity--as aspects of daily life in the classical world and as part of the larger issues they raise. As Millar traces the advance of Roman control, he gives a lucid picture of Rome's policies and governance over its far-flung empire. He introduces us to major regions of the area and their contrasting communities, bringing out the different strands of culture, communal identity, language, and religious belief in each. The Roman Near East makes it possible to see rabbinic Judaism, early Christianity, and eventually the origins of Islam against the matrix of societies in which they were formed. Millar's evidence permits us to assess whether the Near East is best seen as a regional variant of Graeco-Roman culture or as in some true sense oriental. A masterful treatment of a complex period and world, distilling a vast amount of literary, documentary, artistic, and archaeological evidence--always reflecting new findings--this book is sure to become the standard source for anyone interested in the Roman Empire or the history of the Near East.