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.

If On A Winter S Night A Traveller

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1446414337
Grandezza: 75,66 MB
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You go into a bookshop and buy If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino. You like it. But alas there is a printer's error in your copy. You take it back to the shop and get a replacement. But the replacement seems to be a totally different story. You try to track down the original book you were reading but end up with a different narrative again. This remarkable novel leads you through many different books including a detective adventure, a romance, a satire, an erotic story, a diary and a quest. But the real hero is you, the reader.

La Sostanza Del Male

Autore: Luca D'Andrea
Editore: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 9780857056900
Grandezza: 41,97 MB
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Jeremiah Salinger blames himself. The crash was his fault. He was the only survivor. Now only his daughter Clara can put a smile on his face. The depression and the nightmares are closing in. But when he takes Clara to the Bletterbach Gorge - a canyon in the Dolomite Mountains rich in fossil remains - he overhears by chance a conversation that gives his life renewed focus. In 1985 three students were murdered there, their bodies savaged, limbs severed and strewn by a killer who was never found. Salinger, a New Yorker, is far from home, and these Italian mountains, where his wife Annaliese was born, harbour a close-knit, tight-lipped community. All the same, solving this mystery might be the only thing that can keep him sane.

Science In Translation

Autore: Scott L. Montgomery
Editore: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226534817
Grandezza: 78,50 MB
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In this innovative work, Scott L. Montgomery explores the diverse roles that translation has played in the development of science from antiquity to the present—from the Arabic translations of Greek and Latin texts whose reintroduction to Europe was crucial to the Renaissance, to the origin and evolution of modern science in Japan. "[A] book of great richness, as much for its examples as for its ideas, which keenly illustrate the development of knowledge across languages and epochs. It is a book to read and reread. Its subject is important; it is ours, it is our history." -André Clas, Meta: Journal des Traducteurs "[T]his book . . . seems to stand alone on the shelf. A good thing, therefore, that it is so full of good things, both in the content and the prose." —William R. Everdell, MAA Online "[A]n impressive work. . . . By reminding us of the role of diverse cultures in the elevation of science within a particular nation or civilization, the book makes a substantial contribution to the postmodern worldview that emphasizes multiculturalism." —Choice

Early Modern Catholicism

Autore: Robert S. Miola
Editore: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199259861
Grandezza: 64,71 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.

Storia Della Letteratura Brasiliana

Autore: Luciana Stegagno Picchio
Grandezza: 37,92 MB
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La Letteratura Brasiliana

Autore: Luciana Stegagno Picchio
Grandezza: 22,58 MB
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American Business Abroad

Autore: Charles Poor Kindleberger
Editore: New Haven : Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300010961
Grandezza: 40,93 MB
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Rethinking Orientalism

Autore: Reina Lewis
Editore: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860647307
Grandezza: 77,76 MB
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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.

Survival In Auschwitz

Autore: Primo Levi
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684826801
Grandezza: 14,28 MB
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The author describes his twenty month ordeal in the Nazi death camp.