Intimo Percorso

Author: Annalisa Simonte
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1291816399
Size: 18,13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 493
Download


Hijos De La Ira

Author: Dámaso Alonso
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 12,54 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 846
Download


Crescendo Of The Virtuoso

Author: Paul Metzner
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520206847
Size: 14,35 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 840
Download

During the Age of Revolution, Paris came alive with wildly popular virtuoso performances. Whether the performers were musicians or chefs, chess players or detectives, these virtuosos transformed their technical skills into dramatic spectacles, presenting the marvelous and the outr for spellbound audiences. Who these characters were, how they attained their fame, and why Paris became the focal point of their activities is the subject of Paul Metzner's absorbing study. Covering the years 1775 to 1850, Metzner describes the careers of a handful of virtuosos: chess masters who played several games at once; a chef who sculpted hundreds of four-foot-tall architectural fantasies in sugar; the first police detective, whose memoirs inspired the invention of the detective story; a violinist who played whole pieces on a single string. He examines these virtuosos as a group in the context of the society that was then the capital of Western civilization. During the Age of Revolution, Paris came alive with wildly popular virtuoso performances. Whether the performers were musicians or chefs, chess players or detectives, these virtuosos transformed their technical skills into dramatic spectacles, presenting the marvelous and the outr for spellbound audiences. Who these characters were, how they attained their fame, and why Paris became the focal point of their activities is the subject of Paul Metzner's absorbing study. Covering the years 1775 to 1850, Metzner describes the careers of a handful of virtuosos: chess masters who played several games at once; a chef who sculpted hundreds of four-foot-tall architectural fantasies in sugar; the first police detective, whose memoirs inspired the invention of the detective story; a violinist who played whole pieces on a single string. He examines these virtuosos as a group in the context of the society that was then the capital of Western civilization.

Fjalor Simultan Me Pese Gjuhe

Author: Peter Tase
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1435772741
Size: 19,12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 960
Download


M Tulli Ciceronis Tusculanarum Disputationum Libri Quinque

Author: Thomas Wilson Dougan
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107497620
Size: 16,31 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 106
Download

Originally published in 1934, this book contains the last three books of the Latin text of Cicero's Disputations at Tusculum, the second volume of Dougan's two-volume critical edition of the text. The Latin is accompanied by a running commentary, and Dougan provides an introduction on the arguments contained in the books and the manuscript sources for the text. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the works of Cicero.

Cicero

Author:
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 14,56 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 374
Download


Annales Botanices Systematicae

Author: Wilhelm Gerhard Walpers
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 15,49 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 965
Download


The Art Of The Network

Author: Paul D. McLean
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822390367
Size: 19,74 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 959
Download

Writing letters to powerful people to win their favor and garner rewards such as political office, tax relief, and recommendations was an institution in Renaissance Florence; the practice was an important tool for those seeking social mobility, security, and recognition by others. In this detailed study of political and social patronage in fifteenth-century Florence, Paul D. McLean shows that patronage was much more than a pursuit of specific rewards. It was also a pursuit of relationships and of a self defined in relation to others. To become independent in Renaissance Florence, one first had to become connected. With The Art of the Network, McLean fills a gap in sociological scholarship by tracing the historical antecedents of networking and examining the concept of self that accompanies it. His analysis of patronage opens into a critique of contemporary theories about social networks and social capital, and an exploration of the sociological meaning of “culture.” McLean scrutinized thousands of letters to and from Renaissance Florentines. He describes the social protocols the letters reveal, paying particular attention to the means by which Florentines crafted credible presentations of themselves. The letters, McLean contends, testify to the development not only of new forms of self-presentation but also of a new kind of self to be presented: an emergent, “modern” conception of self as an autonomous agent. They also bring to the fore the importance that their writers attached to concepts of honor, and the ways that they perceived themselves in relation to the Florentine state.