Stumbling Through Italy

Autore: Niall Allsop
Editore: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781453849781
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In September 1999 Niall Allsop and his wife Kay flew to Pisa and stepped onto Italian soil for the first time. Within six months they returned and therafter they visited Italy at least twice a year, usually to the most southerly provinces of Apulia and Calabria and the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. They knew they holidayed differently to other people and in Italy, despite the lack of language, they found themselves somehow drawn into people's lives and homes; they had experiences and encounters that seemed to pass others by. 'Stumbling through Italy' is the irreverent chronicle of their Italian travels and the people they met there up to the summer of 2008 ... when, finally reconciled to the inevitable, they returned to Italy one last time. Which, as they say, is another story. Also included are chapters on the idiosyncrasies of the Italian language and the Italian driving experience. The sequel to 'Stumbling through Italy', 'Scratching the toe of Italy', is also available.

Scratching The Toe Of Italy

Autore: Niall Allsop
Editore: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781468147667
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In July 2008 Niall Allsop and his wife Kay returned to the UK after their third holiday in Calabria near the small hill-top town of Santa Severina; the plan was to return the following summer. Ten weeks later, their left-hand drive Clio bursting at the seams, they left their home in south-west England and headed for the coast on the first leg of their journey back to Calabria to live. Scratching the toe of Italy continues the story from where Stumbling through Italy left off and explains how their move to Italy came about, the logistics of the move itself and what happened next. It is the story of two adventurous pensioners adapting to being the only English-speaking people in a small Calabrian town, of the new friends they made and the home they created there. Scratching the toe of Italy is a heart-warming chronicle of perseverance and optimism, of the struggle to come to grips with a new language and a new culture, of starting each day with the certain knowledge that it will not turn out as expected.

Stumbling Blocks Become Stepping Stones With Jesus

Autore: Fine Pienaar
Editore: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595250130
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Anybody desiring to find out if God is interested in specific people should read and find out how, precisely, He is able to answer prayer.

Stumbling Giant

Autore: Timothy Beardson
Editore: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300165420
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Looks at whether anything can prevent China from surpassing the United States and becoming the world's superpower.

Stumbling Down The Shamanic Path

Autore: Michele Burdet
Editore: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440152063
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Stumbling Down the Shamanic Path relates how a spiritual skeptic became a questioner, a meditator who avoided gurus, an explorer of earth energies, and then met the teacher who discerned the shaman sleeping in the spirit of a middle-aged alpinist. That was only the beginning, for pursuit of this new tack offered a new set of hurdles. After years of bumpy roads, Michele Burdet is today a practitioner of ancient shamanic arts such as soul retrieval and is teaching apprentices to carry on the torch of what she likes to call "prehistoric psychotherapy.""

A New Voyage To Italy With A Description Of The Chief Towns Churches Palaces And Antiquities Of That Country Together With Instructions For Those Who Shall Travel Thither Done Into English And Adorn D With Figures

Autore: François Maximilien MISSON
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The Roman Family In Italy

Autore: Beryl Rawson
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198152835
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The family continues to be seen as a central institution in Roman as well as modern, Western society. The Roman family is often used as a stereotype, sometimes of severity, sometimes of decadence, with its decline often cited as a cause of wider decline and fall. Definitions and conceptscontinue to be modified and nuanced, however, as the availability of new evidence and new methodologies make possible a much less simplistic picture. In this volume, the study of family draws on a wide range of disciplines to develop the intertwined themes of status, sentiment, and space. Forexample, on status there are contributions about Junian Latins and a survey of senators' monuments, while sentiment is represented by a gloomy but convincing picture of old age and a paper on the sentimental ideal which argues that conflict as well as concord is a feature of family life. Space isrepresented, among others, by the contribution on who commemorates whom in Roman Italy, pointing up the regional variations in custom and the difficulties in tracing complete families. The final contributions focus on the house: how people lived in the Roman house, the use of rooms, and theartefacts that might indicate this use. The book makes use of many types of evidence from the legal and literary to the iconographical and archaeological. Visual and material evidence play an important role in reconstructing real lives in considerable colour and variety. The book moves beyond the city of Rome to the rest of Roman Italyand even into the provinces, just as Roman culture moved outwards and mingled with other cultures. Chronologically too there are new directions, towards the later Empire and Christianity. So, although the contributors do not abandon any of the territory already gained in Rome, nor literary andepigraphical sources, nor the late Republic or early Empire, there is an exciting sense of new discovery.

A History Of Contemporary Italy

Autore: Paul Ginsborg
Editore: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1403961530
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From a war-torn and poverty-stricken country, regional and predominantly agrarian, to the success story of recent years, Italy has witnessed the most profound transformation--economic, social and demographic--in its entire history. Yet the other recurrent theme of the period has been the overwhelming need for political reform--and the repeated failure to achieve it. Professor Ginsborg's authoritative work--the first to combine social and political perspectives--is concerned with both the tremendous achievements of contemporary Italy and "the continuities of its history that have not been easily set aside."

Big Italy

Autore: Timothy Williams
Editore: Soho Press
ISBN: 1616955791
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Northern Italy, 1993: After what seems like several lifetimes as a policeman in the Questura, Commissario Trotti is ready for retirement. Soon, he’ll be able to fulfill his dream of moving to the countryside villa he co-owns with his cousin, where his daily business will be tending to goats and chickens. But despite Trotti’s stubbornly old-fashioned investigative methods and his disregard for social niceties, there are several people trying to talk him out of retirement. Trotti’s boss offers him a golden opportunity as head of the Questura’s new child abuse division. Meanwhile, Fabrizio Bassi, a reckless, womanizing private detective who worked under Trotti years ago before being kicked off the force, approaches him for help. Bassi has been investigating the death of a murdered doctor, and he has a conspiracy theory that extends to the highest reaches of government. Trotti declines, annoyed by the request. But when Bassi is found in a ditch with a bullet in his head, Trotti decides to take on one last murder case after all.

The Flight To Italy

Autore: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Editore: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192838865
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This is the authentic day-to-day record of the first eight weeks of freedom as Germany's greatest poet heads for the Italy he has been yearning to see since childhood and finds himself in a new world of warmth and light. Leaving behind the difficulties of a decade in Weimar, the burden of administration, a difficult love-affair, and the frustration of not having time to work on his literary projects, he discovers himself again as a sensuous being and an artist. Goethe's fresh and spontaneous notes, sometimes dashed down at crowded tables in primitive Italian inns, bring together art and nature, Antiquity and the Renaissance, aesthetics and science, observations of climate, rocks, plants and the Italian people, in an unpremeditated mixture through which the poet's mature vision of the natural and human world can be seen taking shape. Never before translated into English, this diary brings us close to a great European writer at a turning-point of his life.

The Voyage Of Italy Or A Compleat Journey Through Italy

Autore: Richard Lassels
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Mussolini

Autore: Peter Neville
Editore: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415249899
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Although he could be both ruthless and opportunistic, Benito Mussolini was also driven by ideology and his desire to make Italy great. But conservative forces in the Italian establishment and factional warfare in his own fascist party were stumbling blocks to his policy, and ultimately Italy never became as fascist as Mussolini would have liked. Clear and engaging, this survey is key to the understanding of one of the most fascinating twentieth century European dictators.

One Night In Italy

Autore: Lucy Diamond
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447248546
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One Night in Italy is a charming, funny and heartwarming novel from Lucy Diamond, author of The Beach Cafe. Is Italian really the language of love? A new class of students hopes to find out . . . Anna's recently been told the father she's never met is Italian. Now she's baking focaccia, whipping up tiramisu and swotting up on her vocabulary, determined to make it to Italy so she can find him in person. Catherine's husband has walked out on her, and she's trying to pick up the pieces of her life. But she'll need courage as well as friends when she discovers his deception runs even deeper than infidelity. Sophie's the teacher of the class, who'd much rather be back in sunny Sorrento. She can't wait to escape the tensions at home and go travelling again. But sometimes life – and love – can surprise you when you least expect it. As the evening class gets underway, friendships form and secrets from Italy begin to emerge. With love affairs blossoming in the most unlikely places, and hard decisions to face, it's going to be a year that Anna, Catherine and Sophie will never forget.

The Leisure Hour Monthly Library

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The Stumbling Block

Autore: Henry Howard Harper
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The Leisure Hour

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The Leisure Hour

Autore: William Haig Miller
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A Dictionary Of The English Language

Autore: Samuel Johnson
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The Legend

Autore: Suzanne Robinson
Editore: Bantam
ISBN: 0307808076
Grandezza: 41,15 MB
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From the bestselling author of The Treasure comes another intriguing tale -- the story of a man who takes possession of a haunted castle ... only to find himself bewitched by the earthly charms of the lady of the house. A lady of virtue... To escape another loveless marriage, Honor Jennings -- a young, captivating, and much too headstrong woman -- enters the Order of Vowesses. As widows, the vowesses promise to remain celibate and modest for the rest of their lives. That's just fine with Honor -- until she discovers that Galen de Marlowe has moved into the ruins of Durance Guarde castle. Her castle. The infamous legend of a wailing woman haunting its walls had always kept strangers away -- and now Honor intends to make certain Galen believes the legend with all his heart.... A lord of desire... Galen de Marlowe sought out the isolated castle as a place to ponder the visions that are both his gift and his curse. His clairvoyance had once helped the king. But his new premonitions of a royal murder need careful thought before he acts. And now an interfering yet utterly beguiling woman is complicating his life. No ghostly disguise can hide the fact that Honor is flesh and blood, sweet to touch, irresistible to kiss. And when she stumbles upon Galen's secret talents, he knows only one way to ensure her silence: to make her his wife by a desire and a deception far greater than Honor can imagine.... From the Paperback edition.