Sangue E Onore I Borgia

Autore: Sarah Dunant
Editore: Neri Pozza Editore
ISBN: 8854507296
Grandezza: 40,98 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2077
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«Per dodici anni non ho fatto altro che scrivere romanzi ambientati nel Rinascimento italiano, e il nome di una sola famiglia è risuonato a lungo nella mia testa... i Borgia». Sarah Dunant Hanno scritto di Le notti al Santa Caterina: «Un sofisticato e bellissimo romanzo storico di cui va dato merito a Sarah Dunant». Fabio Cavalera, Corriere della Sera «Le notti al Santa Caterina è la narrazione potente, frutto di una profonda ricerca condotta da Sarah Dunant». Carlotta Vissani, D-la Repubblica delle donne

The Birth Of Venus

Autore: Sarah Dunant
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748112936
Grandezza: 35,83 MB
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Vista: 1614
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Alessandra is not quite fifteen when her prosperous merchant father brings a young painter back with him from Holland to adorn the walls of the new family chapel. She is fascinated by his talents and envious of his abilities and opportunities to paint to the glory of God. Soon her love of art and her lively independence are luring her into closer involvement with all sorts of taboo areas of life. On excursions into the streets of night-time Florence she observes a terrible evil stalking the city and witnesses the rise of the fiery young priest, Savanarola, who has set out to rid the city of vice, richness, even art itself. Alessandra must make crucial decisions about the shape of her adult life, as Florence itself must choose between the old ways of the luxury-loving Medicis and the asceticism of Savanorola. And through it all, there is the painter, whose love will change everything.

In The Company Of The Courtesan

Autore: Sarah Dunant
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748112944
Grandezza: 53,54 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7559
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With their stomachs churning on the jewels they have swallowed, the courtesan Fiammetta and her companion dwarf Bucino escape the sack of Rome. It's 1527. They head for the shimmering, decadent city of Venice. Sarah Dunant's epic novel of sixteenth-century Renaissance Italy is a story about the sins of pleasure and the pleasures of sin, an intoxicating mix of fact and fiction, and a dazzling portait of one of the worlds greatest cities at its most potent moment in history.

An Essay On Crimes And Punishments

Autore: Cesare marchese di Beccaria
Grandezza: 80,19 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 9786
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The Book Of The Courtier

Autore: Baldassare Castiglione
Editore: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486122409
Grandezza: 72,77 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 7590
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An insider's view of court life during the Renaissance, here is the handiwork of a 16th-century diplomat who was called upon to resolve the differences in a war of etiquette among the Italian nobility.

The Child Of Pleasure

Autore: Gabriele D'Annunzio
Editore: Mondial
ISBN: 1595690581
Grandezza: 45,22 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 3549
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Originally published in 1889, this work's protagonist Andrea Sperelli introduced the Italian culture to aestheticism and a taste for decadence. The young count seeks beauty, despises the bourgeois world, and rejects the basic rules of morality and social interaction. His corruption is evident in his sadistic superimposing of two women.

Orlando Furioso

Autore: Ludovico Ariosto
Editore: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674053516
Grandezza: 25,46 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 9268
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The appearance of David R. Slavitt's translation of Orlando Furioso ("Mad Orlando"), one of the great literary achievements of the Italian Renaissance, is a publishing event. With this lively new verse translation, Slavitt introduces readers to Ariosto's now neglected masterpiece - a poem whose impact on Western literature can scarcely be exaggerated. Slavitt's translation captures the energy, comedy, and great fun of Ariosto's Italian.


Autore: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447211332
Grandezza: 56,10 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 5779
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Herodotus tells us that not all of the three hundred Spartan warriors died at the hands of Xerxes, King of the Persians, in the battle of the Thermopylae: two were saved bringing a life-saving message back to the city . . . This is the saga of a Spartan family, torn apart by a cruel law that forces them to abandon one of their two sons - born lame - to the elements. The elder son, Brithos, is raised in the caste of the warriors, while the other, Talos, is spared a cruel death and is raised by a Helot shepherd, among the peasants. They live out their story in a world dominated by the clash between the Persian empire and the city-states of Greece - a ferocious, relentless conflict - until the voice of their blood and of human solidarity unites them in a thrilling, singular enterprise.

The Picture Of Dorian Gray

Autore: Oscar Wilde
Grandezza: 21,10 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 1724
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Spain In Italy

Autore: Thomas James Dandelet
Editore: BRILL
ISBN: 9004154299
Grandezza: 55,51 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 4007
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This volume integrates the theme of Spain in Italy into a broad synthesis of late Renaissance and early modern Italy by restoring the contingency of events, local and imperial decision-making, and the distinct voices of individual Spaniards and Italians.