Indios Cinesi Falsari

Autore: Giuseppe Marcocci
Editore: Gius.Laterza & Figli Spa
ISBN: 8858126106
Grandezza: 47,40 MB
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Vista: 9611
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La scoperta dei nuovi mondi fu anche la scoperta di uomini mai prima d'allora apparsi nelle grandi storie universali. Il racconto di questo libro, ricco di volti e di storie, si snoda dal Messico alla Cina, passando per le isole Molucche e il Perù, ma anche per le botteghe dei tipografi veneziani e le grandi corti rivali di Spagna e d'Inghilterra. Ci svela così un Rinascimento dagli orizzonti globali, in cui il recupero dell'antichità classica si accompagnò a una disorientante scoperta: le culture con cui gli europei erano entrati in contatto fra Quattro e Cinquecento avevano anch'esse un passato da decifrare. Qual era la storia di popolazioni, come gli indios delle Americhe, di cui gli europei non avevano mai sentito parlare? In che modo spiegare le tracce di tempi lontani di cui non davano conto né la Bibbia, né gli autori greci e latini? Come riconciliare un'improvvisa molteplicità di storie con il crescente senso di unità del globo? Le risposte che furono date a queste domande si misurarono con la difficile sfida della varietà del mondo che segna ancora il nostro presente.

If On A Winter S Night A Traveler

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544133404
Grandezza: 68,49 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 851
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Italo Calvino imagines a novel capable of endless mutations in this intricately crafted story about writing and readers. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler turns out to be not one novel but ten, each with a different plot, style, ambience, and author, and each interrupted at a moment of suspense. Together they form a labyrinth of literatures, known and unknown, alive and extinct, through which two readers, a male and a female, pursue both the story lines that intrigue them and one another.

Early Modern Catholicism

Autore: Robert S. Miola
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199259852
Grandezza: 17,66 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 1583
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This anthology makes available in modern spelling substantial Catholic contributions to literature, history, political thought, devotion, and theology in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It presents silenced voices and redefines the culture of Early Modern England including such figures as Shakespeare, Donne, Spenser, Milton, and Jonson.

Liquid Modernity

Autore: Zygmunt Bauman
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 074565701X
Grandezza: 20,68 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9986
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In this new book, Bauman examines how we have moved away from a 'heavy' and 'solid', hardware-focused modernity to a 'light' and 'liquid', software-based modernity. This passage, he argues, has brought profound change to all aspects of the human condition. The new remoteness and un-reachability of global systemic structure coupled with the unstructured and under-defined, fluid state of the immediate setting of life-politics and human togetherness, call for the rethinking of the concepts and cognitive frames used to narrate human individual experience and their joint history. This book is dedicated to this task. Bauman selects five of the basic concepts which have served to make sense of shared human life - emancipation, individuality, time/space, work and community - and traces their successive incarnations and changes of meaning. Liquid Modernity concludes the analysis undertaken in Bauman's two previous books Globalization: The Human Consequences and In Search of Politics. Together these volumes form a brilliant analysis of the changing conditions of social and political life by one of the most original thinkers writing today.

Storia Della Letteratura Brasiliana

Autore: Luciana Stegagno Picchio
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 19,82 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 6845
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La Letteratura Brasiliana

Autore: Luciana Stegagno Picchio
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 68,20 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 6715
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Rethinking Orientalism

Autore: Reina Lewis
Editore: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860647307
Grandezza: 39,79 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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Questioning the Western stereotype about the women of the Muslim harem, the author argues that, whilst Orientalist thinking has been challenged, the Western understanding of Middle Eastern culture remains limited.

Captives And Corsairs

Autore: Gillian Weiss
Editore: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804777845
Grandezza: 75,26 MB
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Captives and Corsairs uncovers a forgotten story in the history of relations between the West and Islam: three centuries of Muslim corsair raids on French ships and shores and the resulting captivity of tens of thousands of French subjects and citizens in North Africa. Through an analysis of archival materials, writings, and images produced by contemporaries, the book fundamentally revises our picture of France's emergence as a nation and a colonial power, presenting the Mediterranean as an essential vantage point for studying the rise of France. It reveals how efforts to liberate slaves from North Africa shaped France's perceptions of the Muslim world and of their own "Frenchness". From around 1550 to 1830, freeing these captives evolved from an expression of Christian charity to a method of state building and, eventually, to a rationale for imperial expansion. Captives and Corsairs thus advances new arguments about the fluid nature of slavery and firmly links captive redemption to state formation—and in turn to the still vital ideology of liberatory conquest.

The Nuremberg Interviews

Autore: Leon Goldensohn
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0307429105
Grandezza: 71,57 MB
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Vista: 1851
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During the Nuremberg trials, Leon Goldensohn—a U.S. Army psychiatrist—monitored the mental health of two dozen Germans leaders charged with carrying out genocide. These recorded conversations went largely unexamined for more than fifty years, until Robert Gellately—one of the premier historians of Nazi Germany—made them available to the public in this remarkable collection. Here are interviews with the likes of Hans Frank, Hermann Goering, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, and Joachim von Ribbentrop—the highest ranking Nazi officials in the Nuremberg jails. Here too are interviews with lesser-known officials essential to the inner workings of the Third Reich. Candid and often shockingly truthful, The Nuremberg Interviews is a profound addition to our understanding of the Nazi mind and mission.

The Art Of Biblical Narrative

Autore: Robert Alter
Editore: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465025552
Grandezza: 52,85 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 5159
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Since it was first published nearly three decades ago, The Art of Biblical Narrative has radically expanded the horizons of biblical scholarship by recasting the Bible as a work of literary art deserving studied criticism. Renowned critic and translator Robert Alter presents the Hebrew Bible as a cohesive literary work, one whose many authors used innovative devices such as parallelism, contrastive dialogue, and narrative tempo to tell one of the most revolutionary stories of human history: the revelation of a single god.