Indios Cinesi Falsari

Autore: Giuseppe Marcocci
Editore: Gius.Laterza & Figli Spa
ISBN: 8858126106
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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.

Machiavelli Islam And The East

Autore: Lucio Biasiori
Editore: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9783319539485
Grandezza: 37,64 MB
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This volume provides the first survey of the unexplored connections between Machiavelli’s work and the Islamic world, running from the Arabic roots of The Prince to its first translations into Ottoman Turkish and Arabic. It investigates comparative descriptions of non-European peoples, Renaissance representations of Muḥammad and the Ottoman military discipline, a Jesuit treatise in Persian for a Mughal emperor, peculiar readers from Brazil to India, and the parallel lives of Machiavelli and the bureaucrat Celālzāde Muṣṭafá. Ten distinguished scholars analyse the backgrounds, circulation and reception of Machiavelli’s writings, focusing on many aspects of the mutual exchange of political theories and grammars between East and West. A significant contribution to attempts by current scholarship to challenge any rigid separation within Eurasia, this volume restores a sense of the global spreading of books, ideas and men in the past.

Storia Della Letteratura Brasiliana

Autore: Luciana Stegagno Picchio
Editore:
ISBN:
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La Letteratura Brasiliana

Autore: Luciana Stegagno Picchio
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 71,73 MB
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Vista: 9565
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Space And Conversion In Global Perspective

Autore:
Editore: BRILL
ISBN: 9004280634
Grandezza: 34,13 MB
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Space and Conversion in Global Perspective examines conversion in connection with spatial setting, mobility, and interiority. The approach is global and encompasses multiple religions. Conversion emerges as a powerful force of early modern globalization.

Letter From Casablanca

Autore: Antonio Tabucchi
Editore: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811209854
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Short stories deal with topics including a mother's reminiscences of her son, life in a F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, and the reversal of art and life

American Business Abroad

Autore: Charles Poor Kindleberger
Editore:
ISBN:
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Why Europe The Rise Of The West In World History 1500 1850

Autore: Jack Goldstone
Editore: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780072848014
Grandezza: 79,33 MB
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Part of McGraw-Hill's Explorations in World History series, this brief and accessible volume explores one of the biggest questions of recent historical debate: how among all of Eurasia’s interconnected centers of power, it was Europe that came to dominate much of the world. Author Jack Goldstone presents the argument as it stands in light of up-to-date research so that readers can come to understand the technological and economic inequalities between Europe and the rest of the world came to be and decide for themselves where the driving forces behind this phenomenon are taking us.

The Bedtrick

Autore: Wendy Doniger
Editore: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226156439
Grandezza: 70,14 MB
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"Somehow I woke up one day and found myself in bed with a stranger." Meant literally or figuratively, this statement describes one of the best-known plots in world mythology and popular storytelling. In a tour that runs from Shakespeare to Hollywood and from Abraham Lincoln to Casanova, the erudite and irrepressible Wendy Doniger shows us the variety, danger, and allure of the "bedtrick," or what it means to wake up with a stranger. The Bedtrick brings together hundreds of stories from all over the world, from the earliest recorded Hindu and Hebrew texts to the latest item in the Weekly World News, to show the hilariously convoluted sexual scrapes that people manage to get themselves into and out of. Here you will find wives who accidentally commit adultery with their own husbands. You will read Lincoln's truly terrible poem about a bedtrick. You will learn that in Hong Kong the film The Crying Game was retitled Oh No! My Girlfriend Has a Penis. And that President Clinton was not the first man to be identified by an idiosyncratic organ. At the bottom of these wonderful stories, ancient myths, and historical anecdotes lie the dynamics of sex and gender, power and identity. Why can't people tell the difference in the dark? Can love always tell the difference between one lover and another? And what kind of truth does sex tell? Funny, sexy, and engaging, The Bedtrick is a masterful work of energetic storytelling and dazzling scholarship. Give it to your spouse and your lover.

Survival In Auschwitz

Autore: Primo Levi
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684826801
Grandezza: 29,83 MB
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The author describes his twenty month ordeal in the Nazi death camp.