Julius Caesar

Author: Luciano Canfora
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ISBN: 9780748619368
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This book is a splendid profile of an extraordinary man, and a radically new interpretation of one of the most controversial figures in history.Caesar played a leading role in the politics and culture of a world empire, dwarfing his contemporaries in ambition, achievement and appetite. For that, he has occupied a central place in the political imagination of Europe ever since. Yet he remains something of an enigma, struck down by his own lieutenants because he could be neither comprehended nor contained. In surviving evidence he emerges as incommensurate and nonpareil, just beyond the horizons of contemporary political thought and understanding.The result of Luciano Canfora's many years of research is a fascinating portrait of the Roman dictator, combining the evidence of political history and psychology. The product of a comprehensive study of the ancient sources, it paints an astonishingly detailed portrait of a complex personality whose mission of 'Romanisation' lies at the root of modern Europe.Key Features* Easy, engaging and pleasurable to read* About 42 chronological studies of events create a full portrait of Caesar and the contemporary Roman background* Space is devoted to the details surrounding his assassination

Democracy In Europe

Author: Luciano Canfora
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405154594
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This history traces the development of democracy in Europe from its origins in ancient Greece up to the present day. Considers all the major watersheds in the development of democracy in modern Europe. Describes the rediscovery of Ancient Greek political ideals by intellectuals at the end of the eighteenth century. Examines the twenty-year crisis from 1789 to 1815, when the repercussions of revolution in France were felt across the European continent. Explains how events in France led to the explosion of democratic movements between 1830 and 1848. Compares the different manifestations of democracy within Eastern and Western Europe during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Considers fascism and its consequences for democracy in Europe during the twentieth century. Demonstrates how in the recent past democracy itself has become the object of ideological battles.

The Vanished Library

Author: Luciano Canfora
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520072558
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Recreates the world of ancient Egypt, describes how the Library of Alexandria was created, and speculates on its destruction

La Crisi Dell Utopia

Author: Luciano Canfora
Editor: Gius.Laterza & Figli Spa
ISBN: 8858125665
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Il merito principale dell'opera di Luciano Canfora è di superare ogni sterile distinzione disciplinare. Ciò che rende prezioso e necessario questo libro è la sinergia tra filologia e filosofia, che non si limita a gettare luce su questioni circoscritte relative al rapporto tra Aristofane e Platone, ma è messa al servizio di un interrogativo persistente e attuale: quello che riguarda il ruolo dell'utopia. Se è vero che l'importanza di un libro si misura sul rilievo delle questioni che suscita, il testo di Canfora offre un contributo di primissimo ordine. Umberto Curi, "Corriere della Sera" Luciano Canfora rilegge gli ideali di uguaglianza della Repubblica platonica: l'unico modo per contrastare le risorgenti forme di schiavitù. Silvia Ronchey, "La Stampa" «I fallimenti liquidano l'utopia, o l'utopia resta un bisogno morale al di là del naufragio? E la demonizzazione, fin troppo facile, dell'utopia non diviene un alibi per blindare in eterno la conservazione e l'ingiustizia?»

Noi E Gli Antichi

Author: Luciano Canfora
Editor: Bur
ISBN: 8858636104
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La scommessa di Luciano Canfora [...] è quella di affrontare l'argomento con didattica lucidità e con semplicità di linguaggio, lontano dal gergo specialistico-accademico. Folco Portinari Un invito a riflettere, "per capire la nostra cultura e noi stessi".

Ruling The Void

Author: Peter Mair
Editor: Verso Books
ISBN: 1781682348
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In the long-established democracies of Western Europe, electoral turnouts are in decline, membership is shrinking in the major parties, and those who remain loyal partisans are sapped of enthusiasm. Peter Mair’s new book weighs the impact of these changes, which together show that, after a century of democratic aspiration, electorates are deserting the political arena. Mair examines the alarming parallel development that has seen Europe’s political elites remodel themselves as a homogeneous professional class, withdrawing into state institutions that offer relative stability in a world of fickle voters. Meanwhile, non-democratic agencies and practices proliferate and gain credibility—not least among them the European Union itself, an organization contributing to the depoliticization of the member states and one whose notorious ‘democratic deficit’ reflects the deliberate intentions of its founders. Ruling the Void offers an authoritative and chilling assessment of the prospects for popular political representation today, not only in the varied democracies of Europe but throughout the developed world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Il Domani Incerto Del Sindacato

Author: Giancarlo Straini
Editor: Armando Editore
ISBN: 8866779970
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L’ideologia liberista ha conquistato il mondo e lo ha “rieducato” alle disuguaglianze è penetrata molecolarmente anche in chi continua a contrastarla, come la CGIL, deformandone le pratiche con la diffusione dell’autoreferenzialità l’Autore, usando le sue esperienze di dirigente sindacale nazionale, propone una osservazione fenomenologia, dall’interno e da vicino, degli schemi con cui si esprimono queste “deformazioni”, e pratiche pedagogiche sindacali per corregerle.

Julius Caesar

Author: Luciano Canfora
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520235021
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In this splendid profile, Canfora offers a radically new interpretation of one of the most controversial figures in history. The result of a comprehensive study of the ancient sources, "Julius Caesar" paints an astonishingly detailed portrait of this complex man and the times in which he lived.

Julius Caesar

Author: Richard A. Billows
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134318324
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Julius Caesar offers a lively, engaging, and thoroughly up-to-date account of Caesar’s life and times. Richard Billows’ dynamic and fast paced narrative offers an imaginative recounting of actions and events, providing the ideal introduction to Julius Caesar for general readers and students of classics and ancient history. The book is not just a biography of Caesar, but an historical account and explanation of the decline and fall of the Roman Republican governing system, in which Caesar played a crucial part. To understand Caesar’s life and role, it is necessary to grasp the political, social and economic problems Rome was grappling with, and the deep divisions within Roman society that came from them. Caesar has been seen variously as a mere opportunist, a power-hungry autocrat, an arrogant aristocrat disdaining rivals, a traditional Roman noble politician who stumbled into civil war and autocracy thanks to being misunderstood by his rivals, and even as the ideal man and pattern of all virtues. Richard A. Billows argues that such portrayals fail to consider the universal testimony of our ancient sources that Roman political life was divided in Caesar’s time into two great political tendencies, called "optimates" and "populares" in the sources, of which Caesar came to be the leader of one: the "popularis" faction. Billows suggests that it is only when we see Caesar as the leader of a great political and social movement, that had been struggling with its rival movement for decades and had been several times violently repressed in the course of that struggle, that we can understand how and why Caesar came to fight and win a civil war, and bring the traditional governing system of Rome to an end.

The Crisis Of Democracy

Author: Michel Crozier
Editor: [New York] : New York University Press
ISBN: 9780814713648
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