Indios Cinesi Falsari

Autore: Giuseppe Marcocci
Editore: Gius.Laterza & Figli Spa
ISBN: 8858126106
Grandezza: 72,89 MB
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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: 31,90 MB
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This volume provides the first survey of the unexplored connections between Machiavelli’s works and the Islamic world, running from the Arabic roots of The Prince to its first translations into Ottoman Turkish and Arabic. This survey also explores the Discourses on Livy’s contribution to comparative descriptions of non-European peoples, Renaissance representations of Muḥammad and the military discipline of the Ottomans, a Jesuit treatise in Persian for a Mughal emperor, tropical readers from Brazil to India, and the parallel lives of Machiavelli and the bureaucrat Celālzāde Muṣṭafá. In so doing, this volume makes a significant contribution to current scholarship’s attempt to challenge any rigid separation within Eurasia and restore a sense of the global spreading of books, ideas and men in the past. Ten distinguished scholars analyse backgrounds, circulation and reception of Machiavelli’s writings, focusing on many different aspects of the mutual exchange of political theories and grammars between East and West.

La Letteratura Brasiliana

Autore: Luciana Stegagno Picchio
Grandezza: 47,96 MB
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Space And Conversion In Global Perspective

Editore: BRILL
ISBN: 9004280634
Grandezza: 55,84 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.

Storia Della Letteratura Brasiliana

Autore: Luciana Stegagno Picchio
Grandezza: 16,26 MB
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Early Modern Catholicism

Autore: Robert S. Miola
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199259852
Grandezza: 32,11 MB
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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.


Autore: Bruce Olson
Editore: Charisma Media
ISBN: 1599793210
Grandezza: 14,25 MB
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What happens when a nineteen-year-old boy leaves home and heads into the jungles to evangelize a murderous tribe of South American Indians? For Bruce Olson, it meant capture, disease, terror, loneliness, and torture. But what he discovered by trial and error has revolutionized then world of missions. Bruchko, which has sold more than 300,000 copies worldwide, has been called “more fantastic and harrowing than anything Hollywood could concoct.” Living with the Motilone Indians since 1961, Olson has won the friendship of four presidents of Colombia and has made appearances before the United Nations because of his efforts. Bruchko includes the story of his 1988 kidnapping by communist guerrillas and the nine months of captivity that followed. This revised version of Olson’s story will amaze you and remind you that simple faith in Christ can make anything possible. “[Bruchko is] an all-time missionary classic. Bruce Olson is a modern missionary hero who has modeled for us in our time the reaching of the unreached tribes.” --Loren Cunningham Co-founder, Youth With A Mission

Why Europe The Rise Of The West In World History 1500 1850

Autore: Jack Goldstone
Editore: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780072848014
Grandezza: 35,61 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.

Captives And Corsairs

Autore: Gillian Weiss
Editore: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804777845
Grandezza: 65,66 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.

Here I Am

Autore: Jonathan Safran Foer
Editore: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374712506
Grandezza: 12,79 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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Instant New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book of 2016 A Time Magazine Top 10 Novel of 2016 A Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2016 “Dazzling . . . A profound novel about the claims of identity, history, family, and the burdens of a broken world.” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s “Fresh Air” In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, “Abraham!” before ordering him to sacrifice his son, Isaac, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” Later, when Isaac calls out, “My father!” before asking him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as father, husband, and son; wife and mother; child and adult? Jew and American? How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others’? These are the questions at the heart of Jonathan Safran Foer’s first novel in eleven years—a work of extraordinary scope and heartbreaking intimacy. Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the meaning of home—and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear. Showcasing the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers loved in his earlier work, Here I Am is Foer’s most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet. It not only confirms Foer’s stature as a dazzling literary talent but reveals a novelist who has fully come into his own as one of our most important writers.