Il Manoscritto Dell Imperatore

Author: Valeria Montaldi
Editor: Bur
ISBN: 8858637070
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Un'avventura serrata e una impeccabile ricostruzione del Medioevo. Parma, febbraio 1248. Mentre l'accampamento imperiale viene incendiato e saccheggiato, il trattato sulla falconeria scritto di pugno da Federico II di Svevia scompare: il contenuto potrebbe scatenare un'accusa di eresia e rompere il già precario equilibrio con la Chiesa. Il manoscritto va recuperato in fretta, le notizie sul libro sono arrivate all'orecchio di papa Innocenzo IV, che ne ha affidato le ricerche a un inquisitore senza scrupoli. Una nuova guerra è cominciata. Anche Matthew da Willingtham è coinvolto suo malgrado in crudeli giochi di potere, scanditi da enigmi sempre più insolubili. Fino a quando sarà il fato a decidere le sorti del manoscritto.


Author: Gore Vidal
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0525565809
Size: 19,30 MB
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Julian the Apostate was the nephew of Emperor Constantine the Great. Julian ascended to the throne in A.D. 361, at the age of twenty-nine, and was murdered four years later after an unsuccessful attempt to rebuke Christianity and restore the worship of the old gods. Now this historical tapestry is brought to vibrant life by the dazzling talent of Gore Vidal.

La Sconfitta Di Montaperto Narrazione Storica Tratta Da Un Antico Manoscritto Con Note Domenico Aldobrandino

Author: Domenico Aldobrandini
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The Swerve How The World Became Modern

Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393083381
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Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-Fiction One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it. Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late thirties took a very old manuscript off a library shelf, saw with excitement what he had discovered, and ordered that it be copied. That book was the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things, by Lucretius—a beautiful poem of the most dangerous ideas: that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life, and that matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion, colliding and swerving in new directions. The copying and translation of this ancient book-the greatest discovery of the greatest book-hunter of his age-fueled the Renaissance, inspiring artists such as Botticelli and thinkers such as Giordano Bruno; shaped the thought of Galileo and Freud, Darwin and Einstein; and had a revolutionary influence on writers such as Montaigne and Shakespeare and even Thomas Jefferson.

Under Tiberius

Author: Nick Tosches
Editor: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316405655
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A work of dangerous and haunting beauty by America's last real literary outlaw. Under Tiberius is a thrilling story of crime and deceit involving the man who came to be called Jesus Christ. Deep in the recesses of the Vatican, Nick Tosches unearths a first-century memoir by Gaius Fulvius Falconius, foremost speechwriter for Emperor Tiberius. The codex is profound, proof of the existence of a Messiah who was anything but the one we've known -- a shabby and licentious thief. After encountering him in the streets of Judea, Gaius becomes spin doctor to Jesus, and the pair schemes to accrue untold riches by convincing the masses that Jesus is the Son of God. As their marriage of truth and lies is consummated, friendship and wary respect develop between these two grifters. Outrageous and disturbing, Under Tiberius is as black as the ravishing night, shot through with fierce and brilliant light.

The Man Who Wrote The Perfect Novel

Author: Charles J. Shields
Editor: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 1477317384
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When Stoner was published in 1965, the novel sold only a couple of thousand copies before disappearing with hardly a trace. Yet John Williams’s quietly powerful tale of a Midwestern college professor, William Stoner, whose life becomes a parable of solitude and anguish eventually found an admiring audience in America and especially in Europe. The New York Times called Stoner “a perfect novel,” and a host of writers and critics, including Colum McCann, Julian Barnes, Bret Easton Ellis, Ian McEwan, Emma Straub, Ruth Rendell, C. P. Snow, and Irving Howe, praised its artistry. The New Yorker deemed it “a masterly portrait of a truly virtuous and dedicated man.” The Man Who Wrote the Perfect Novel traces the life of Stoner’s author, John Williams. Acclaimed biographer Charles J. Shields follows the whole arc of Williams’s life, which in many ways paralleled that of his titular character, from their shared working-class backgrounds to their undistinguished careers in the halls of academia. Shields masterfully recounts Williams’s development as an author, whose other works include the novels Butcher’s Crossing and Augustus (for the latter, Williams shared the 1972 National Book Award). Shields also reveals the astonishing afterlife of Stoner, which garnered new fans with each American reissue, and then became a bestseller all over Europe after Dutch publisher Lebowski brought out a translation in 2013. Since then, Stoner has been published in twenty-one countries and has sold over a million copies.

Adventures Of A Younger Son

Author: Edward John Trelawny
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The Diabolic

Author: S. J. Kincaid
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481494309
Size: 14,89 MB
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Red Queen meets The Hunger Games in this epic novel about what happens when the galaxy’s most deadly weapon masquerades as a senator’s daughter and a hostage of the galactic court. A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person you’ve been created for. Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia. The two have grown up side by side, but are in no way sisters. Nemesis is expected to give her life for Sidonia, and she would do so gladly. She would also take as many lives as necessary to keep Sidonia safe. When the power-mad Emperor learns Sidonia’s father is participating in a rebellion, he summons Sidonia to the Galactic court. She is to serve as a hostage. Now, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia. She must become her. Nemesis travels to the court disguised as Sidonia—a killing machine masquerading in a world of corrupt politicians and two-faced senators’ children. It’s a nest of vipers with threats on every side, but Nemesis must keep her true abilities a secret or risk everything. As the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns there is something more to her than just deadly force. She finds a humanity truer than what she encounters from most humans. Amidst all the danger, action, and intrigue, her humanity just might be the thing that saves her life—and the empire.

The History And Adventures Of The Renowned Don Quixote

Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Editor: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820324302
Size: 13,52 MB
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"Smollett's Don Quixote first appeared in 1755 and was for many years the most popular English-language version of Cervantes's masterpiece. However, soon after the start of the nineteenth century, its reputation began to suffer. Rival translators, literary hucksters, and careless scholars initiated or fed a variety of charges against Smollett - even plagiarism. For almost 130 years no publisher risked reprinting it.".

Dalle Fonti Alla Narrazione Ricostruzione Storica Per Il Racconto Della Quotidianit

Author: Marco Valenti
Editor: All’Insegna del Giglio
ISBN: 8878148741
Size: 16,69 MB
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Il volume raccoglie gli atti di due seminari svoltisi tra aprile e maggio 2017 all’Università degli Studi di Siena, incentrati sulla ricostruzione storica intesa nelle sue diverse e complementari declinazioni: con il primo incontro si sono infatti affrontati i temi del reenactment e della living history, mentre il secondo ha approfondito la rappresentazione dei risultati delle indagini archeologiche su specifici contesti materiali. Archeologi e ricostruttori si incontrano e si confrontano, traendone reciproco vantaggio e mirando ad un obiettivo comune ambizioso: coinvolgere il pubblico in una comunicazione archeologica di qualità superiore, in grado di coniugare eccellenza scientifica e vena narrativa. L’ottica adottata parte infatti dalla considerazione di come l’archeologia italiana stia vivendo un momento di criticità, riconducibile alla scarsa propensione nel trasformare le proprie competenze in valore significativo anche in una prospettiva pubblica. In questo scenario, i vari contributi sono accomunati dalla ricerca di una via innovativa che metta in primo piano la materialità della storia, affrontando casi molto eterogenei per scala, approcci, metodi e risultati attesi. Si passa quindi dalla ricostruzione del volto a partire dal cranio di individui scavati, alla rappresentazione della cultura materiale di casi specifici e archeologicamente noti. Vengono trattate ricostruzioni di singoli personaggi reali o immaginari (riproducendone l’abbigliamento, gli accessori, le armi, ma anche il comportamento, la condizione sociale, la vita quotidiana) e di intere strutture e insediamenti (in scala reale come in plastico), arrivando ad operare sintesi su particolari contesti e periodi. Le due anime , ricostruzione e archeologia, sono quindi ben rappresentate nella pubblicazione e vengono integrate da riflessioni di carattere più generale sull’archeologia pubblica e sulle sue potenzialità per la ricerca, la tutela, la comunicazione. In un corposo saggio introduttivo, scritto da Marco Valenti, si tracciano le linee guida teoriche e pratiche per attuare il nuovo approccio proposto nel volume, discutendone gli attuali limiti e, sopratutto, mostrandone l’enorme potenziale per il futuro.