Julius Caesar

Author: Luciano Canfora
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

The Vanished Library

Author: Luciano Canfora
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520072558
Size: 15,28 MB
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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?»


Author: Mario Liverani
Editor: Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)
ISBN: 9781845531935
Size: 10,29 MB
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Uruk: the First City is the first fully historical analysis of the origins of the city and of the state in southern Mesopotamia, the region providing the earliest evidence in world history related to these seminal developments. Contrasting his approach -- which has been influenced by V. Gordan Childe and by Marxist theorywith the neo-evolutionist ideas of (especially) American anthropological theory, the author argues that the innovations that took place during the Uruk period (most of the fourth millennium B.C.) were a true revolution that fundamentally changed all aspects of society and culture. This book is unique in its historical approach and its combination of archaeological and textual sources. It develops an argument that weaves together a vast amount of information and places it within a context of contemporary scholarly debates on such questions as the ancient economy and world systems.It explains the roots of these debates briefly without talking down to the reader. The book is accessible to a wider audience, while it also provides a cogent argument about the processes involved to the specialist in the field.


Author: Luciano Canfora
Editor: Edizioni Studio Tesi
ISBN: 9788876922534
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Il Domani Incerto Del Sindacato

Author: Giancarlo Straini
Editor: Armando Editore
ISBN: 8866779970
Size: 12,69 MB
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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.


ISBN: 9788531414992
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O atentado contra o arquiduque Francisco Ferdinando em 1914, deu ensejo ao início da Primeira Guerra Mundial, mudando os destino do mundo. Luciano Canfora questiona neste livro se a guerra não estaria já decidida, aguardando apenas a ocasião para ser declarada, cabendo ao atentado o papel de somente mais um acontecimento no enredo que levou àquela guerra que muitos chefes de governo, senão todos, queriam. O autor narra no livro os acontecimentos do primeiro ano da guerra para explicar como o conflito se transformou em mundial e estendeu-se por vários anos. Aponta também as transformações radicais que trouxe ao continente europeu em seu aspecto político, e o crescimento da onda autoritária e do fascismo na região.

Democracy Ancient And Modern

Author: Moses I. Finley
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813511276
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This elegant and provocative book is perhaps more important now than when it was first published. The three essays that comprised the first edition developed a remarkable discourse between ancient Greek and modern conceptions of democracy, in the belief that each society could help us understand the other. To the original three essays, Sir M. I. Finley has added two that clarify and elaborate the thinking of the first edition. The two new essays, "Athenian Dialogues" and "Censorship in Classical Antiquity" combine with "Leaders and Followers," "Democracy, Consensus, and the National Interest," "Socrates and After" to make this book an unusual inquiry. Few contemporary writers are able to bring to the subject the depth of learning and the persuasive power of language that Sir M. I. Finley brings.


Author: Alessandro Barbero
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520239431
Size: 11,14 MB
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A sweeping biography of Charlemagne brings to life his physical appearance, family life, ideas and actions, and the events of his reign and provides an in-depth analysis of what it meant to be ruler of an empire that stretched across Europe.

La Grande Italia

Author: Emilio Gentile
Editor: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299228101
Size: 20,76 MB
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La Grande Italia traces the history of the myth of the nation in Italy along the curve of its rise and fall throughout the twentieth century. Starting with the festivities for the fiftieth anniversary of the unification of Italy in 1911 and ending with the centennial celebrations of 1961, Emilio Gentile describes a dense sequence of events: from victorious Italian participation in World War I through the rise and triumph of Fascism to Italy's transition to a republic. Gentile's definition of "Italians" encompasses the whole range of political, cultural, and social actors: Liberals and Catholics, Monarchists and Republicans, Fascists and Socialists. La Grande Italia presents a sweeping study of the development of Italian national identity in all its incarnations throughout the twentieth century. This important contribution to the study of modern Italian nationalism and the ambition to achieve a "great Italy" between the unification of Italy and the advent of the Italian Republic will appeal to anyone interested in modern European history, Fascism, and nationalism. Best Books for Special Interests, selected by the American Association of School Librarians, and Best Books for Regional General Interests, selected by the Public Library Association