Venice And The Renaissance

Author: Manfredo Tafuri
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262700542
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"One of architecture's greatest living minds. . . . Tafuri's example has proved powerfully liberating for the historical imagination." -- Herbert Muschamp, New York Times "Tafuri is one of the most influential figures in architectural history of the Renaissance and modern periods today. . . . This is not simply a work about Venice's man-made physical environment, but an introduction to the Venetian Renaissance that is likely to be relevant to the work of any scholar concerned with the culture of that time." -- James Ackerman, "Renaissance Quarterly" Pursuing the intersections of Venetian culture from the beginning of the sixteenth century through the first decades of the seventeenth, Manfredo Tafuri develops a story crowded with characters and full of surprises. He engages the doges Andrea Gritti and Leonardo Dona; architects and artists Sansovino, Serlio, Palladio, and Scamozzi; and scientists Francesco Barozzi and Galileo. He records the battle that was fought for architecture as metaphor for absolute truth and good government, and contrasts these with the myths that inspired them.


Author: Maria Adelaide Lala Comneno
Editor: Oemme
ISBN: 9788885822092
Size: 10,18 MB
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Headway Digital Intermediate Student S Book Per Le Scuole Superiori

Author: John Soars
ISBN: 9780194755320
Size: 14,84 MB
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New Grammar Files Key

Author: Edward Jordan
ISBN: 9788899673130
Size: 13,63 MB
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Growth Distribution And Innovations

Author: Amit Bhaduri
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134103565
Size: 11,68 MB
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Idea for those studying advanced macroeconomic and written by a widely published author, this book outlines a new and more fruitful way of understanding, analyzing and formally modelling economic growth. In his series of lectures, collected here in one concise and engaging book, Amit Bhaduri draws on contemporary issues such as the role of competition policy, labour market flexibility and intellectual property rights regime in influencing the rate of economic growth to sketch an alternative approach to mainstream growth theory. He explores: the role of division of labour innovation and market structure according to Smith, Marx and Schumpter the role of class distribution of income according to Ricardo the principles of effective demand according to Keynes and Kalecki. It is an invaluable tool for anyone engaged with growth and distribution theory and technical innovation, as well as taking advanced macroeconomics.


Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Editor: Hodder Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781444798029
Size: 17,76 MB
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The thrilling conclusion to the epic Covenant series from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout. As the mortal world slowly slips into chaos, Alexandria Andros must overcome a devastating defeat that has left her shaken and in doubt that the war against the gods will ever come to an end. There are many obstacles standing between Alex and her happily-ever-after with Aiden St. Delphi, and now Alex and Aiden face their greatest challenge yet: they must trust a deadly foe as they travel deep into the Underworld to release one of the most dangerous gods of all time. In the shattering , action-packed climax to the series, Alex must make a terrible choice: the destruction of everything and everyone she holds dear... or the end of her own life.

Quiet Leadership

Author: Carlo Ancelotti
Editor: Portfolio
ISBN: 9780241244944
Size: 15,22 MB
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'Steeped in glory, loved by players for his light touch, he is probably the most coveted coach in the world.' - Financial Times 'a treasury of anecdote and insight' - The Guardian '[Ancelotti's] new book, Quiet Leadership, contains page upon page of insight into his methods from Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, John Terry and more'. - Sport Magazine Carlo Ancelotti is one of the greatest managers of all time, with five Champions League titles to his name. Yet his approach could not be further from the aggressive theatricals favoured by many of his rivals. His understated style has earned him the fierce loyalty of players like David Beckham, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo. In Quiet Leadership, Ancelotti reveals the full, riveting story of his managerial career - his methods, mentors, mistakes and triumphs - and takes us inside the dressing room to trace the characters, challenges and decisions that have shaped him. The result is both a scintillating memoir and a rare insight into the business of leadership.

The Travail Of Religious Liberty

Author: Roland H. Bainton
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1556358768
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The pages of history are filled with stories of men and women burned at the stake, exiled, and ostracized in the name of religion. Thus Roland Bainton explains the struggle within the Christian Church to achieve religious liberty by telling, in popular biographical style, nine stories of sincere people--both persecutors and persecuted--who took part in the struggle. Bainton's biographies begin with Thomas of Torquemada, instrument of the Roman Catholic Inquisition, and with John Calvin who active in the burning of Michael Servetus. He then covers how such persecution brought about the toleration controversy of the sixteenth century, when SŽbastian Castellio struck his blow for religious liberty, when Hollander David Joris made a mystical approach to tolerance, and when Franciscan Bernardino Ochino believed in the cultivation of the inner life. Finally he concentrates on the champions of religious liberty in the 17th Century: John Milton, Roger Williams and John Locke.

Literary Language Its Public In Late Latin Antiquity And In The Middle Ages

Author: Erich Auerbach
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691024684
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In this, his final book, Erich Auerbach writes, "My purpose is always to write history." Tracing the transformations of classical Latin rhetoric from late antiquity to the modern era, he explores major concerns raised in his Mimesis: the historical and social contexts in which writings were received, and issues of aesthetics, semantics, stylistics, and sociology that anticipate the concerns of the new historicism.

Environmental Policy Making In Economies With Prior Tax Distortions

Author: Lawrence Herbert Goulder
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
Size: 12,24 MB
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In evaluating environmental policy, researchers have tended to focus on the industry or market that is targeted by regulation and to disregard policy impacts in other parts of the economy. Recent research indicates, however, that in economies where governments rely on distortionary taxes, environmental regulation can profoundly affect costs and efficiency in areas other than the targeted industry or market. These findings signal the importance of evaluating environmental policy using a general equilibrium framework - an approach that can capture interactions across industries, sectors or markets. General equilibrium analysis can fundamentally alter the evaluation of environmental tax policies, and can overturn conventional wisdom concerning the relative cost-effectiveness of environmental taxes, emissions quotas, or mandated technologies. This volume gathers together important papers on the general equilibrium impacts of environmental regulation in the presence of distortionary taxes. Topics include optimal environmental taxation,'green tax reform' and the 'double dividend', and the choice among alternative policy instruments. the volume will be of interest to environmental economists, public finance economists and researchers interested in the economics of regulation.