Gli Ultimi Libertini

Autore: Benedetta Craveri
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ISBN: 9788845930362
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Human Cargo

Autore: Caroline Moorehead
Editore: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9781429900737
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An arresting portrait of the lives of today's refugees and a searching look into their future The word refugee is more often used to invoke a problem than it is to describe a population of millions of people forced to abandon their homes, possessions, and families in order to find a place where they may, quite literally, be allowed to live. In spite of the fact that refugees surround us-the latest UN estimates suggest that 20 million of the world's 6.3 billion people are refugees-few can grasp the scale of their presence or the implications of their growing numbers. Caroline Moorehead has traveled for nearly two years and across four continents to bring us their unforgettable stories. In prose that is at once affecting and informative, we are introduced to the men, women, and children she meets as she travels to Cairo, Guinea, Sicily, the U.S./Mexico border, Lebanon, England, Australia, and Finland. She explains how she came to work and for a time live among refugees, and why she could not escape the pressing need to understand and describe the chain of often terrifying events that mark their lives. Human Cargo is a work of deep and subtle sympathy that completely alters our understanding of what it means to have and lose a place in the world.

Sogno D Estate Sul Costume Delle Donne Ad Una Gentil Dama Di Spirito

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The Age Of Conversation

Autore: Benedetta Craveri
Editore: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590172148
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Now in paperback, an award-winning look at French salons and the women who presided over them In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, between the reign of Louis XIII and the Revolution, French aristocratic society developed an art of living based on a refined code of good manners. Conversation, which began as a way of passing time, eventually became the central ritual of social life. In the salons, freed from the rigidity of court life, it was women who dictated the rules and presided over exchanges among socialites, writers, theologians, and statesmen. They contributed decisively to the development of the modern French language, new literary forms, and debates over philosophical and scientific ideas. With a cast of characters both famous and unknown, ranging from the Marquise de Rambouillet to Madame de Sta‘l, and including figures like Ninon de Lenclos, the Marquise de Sevigne, and Madame de Lafayette, as well as Pascal, La Rochefoucauld, Diderot, and Voltaire, Benedetta Craveri traces the history of this worldly society that carried the art of sociability to its supreme perfection–and ultimately helped bring on the Revolution that swept it all away.

Madame Du Deffand And Her World

Autore: Benedetta Craveri
Editore: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9781870015790
Grandezza: 38,14 MB
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Madame du Deffand (1696-1780) was a minor French aristocrat who, bored by her marriage, threw herself into scandalous relationships with leading noblemen, including the French Regent. She later re-invented herself as a highly successful salonniere, her salon being frequented by leading thinkers of the day. She also maintained very witty, perceptive correspondences with Voltaire (whose letters back are full expositions of his philosophy) and later with Horace Walpole with whom she fell deeply in love, much to his shock.

La Politica Italiana Dal 1863 Al 1870 Secondo Gli Ultimi Documenti

Autore: Pietro Balan
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Gli Ultimi Borboni Al Cospetto Dell Attuale Liberta D Italia Risposta Alle Lettere Napoletane Pubblicate Da C Ulloa Per Vincenzo Albarella D Afflitto

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Dei Fondamenti Della Religione E Dei Fonti Dell Empieta Libri Tre Di Fr Antonino Valsecchi Volume 1 3

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