Category «Italy»

A Civil War: A History of the Italian Resistance by Claudio Pavone

By Claudio Pavone

“Among the few undeniable masterpieces of up to date history.” –Financial Times

A Civil War is a historical past of the wartime Italian Resistance, stated by way of a historian who took half within the fight opposed to Mussolini’s Fascist Republic. on the grounds that its book in Italy, Claudio Pavone’s masterwork has develop into fundamental to a person looking to comprehend this era and its carrying on with value for the nation’s identity.

Pavone casts a sober eye on his protagonists’ moral and ideological motivations. He uncovers a multilayered clash, during which category antagonisms, patriotism and political beliefs all performed an element. a transparent realizing of this complexity permits him to give an explanation for many information of the post-war transition, in addition to the legacy of the Resistance for contemporary Italy. as well as being a huge paintings of scholarship, A Civil War is a people background, shooting occasions, personalities and attitudes that have been at the verge of slipping solely out of recollection to the detriment of Italy’s realizing of itself and its prior.

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The Man Who Closed the Asylums: Franco Basaglia and the by John Foot

By John Foot

Whilst the wind of the Nineteen Sixties blew throughout the global of psychiatry

In 1961, while Franco Basaglia arrived open air the bleak partitions of the Gorizia asylum, at the Italian border with Yugoslavia, it used to be a spot of horror, a Bedlam for the mentally unwell and excluded, redolent of Basaglia’s personal wartime adventure inside of a fascist gaol. sufferers have been usually constrained for lengthy classes, and treatment was once mostly a question of electrical and insulin shocks. The corridors stank, and for lots of of the interned the doorways have been locked for all times. This used to be a focus camp, now not a hospital.

Basaglia, the recent Director, was once anticipated to guidance all of the talents of oppression during which he were schooled, yet he may have none of this. where needed to be closed down through starting it up from the interior, bringing freedom and democracy to the sufferers, the nurses and the psychiatrists operating in that ‘total institution’.

Inspired by means of the writings of authors corresponding to Primo Levi, R. D. Laing, Erving Goffman, Michel Foucault and Frantz Fanon, and the practices of experimental healing groups within the united kingdom, Basaglia’s seminal paintings as a psychiatrist and campaigner in Gorizia, Parma and Trieste fed into and considerably contributed to the nationwide and foreign circulation of 1968. In 1978 a legislations was once handed (the ‘Basaglia law’) which sanctioned the closure of the whole Italian asylum system.

The first entire research of this progressive method of psychological overall healthiness care, The guy Who Closed the Asylums is a gripping account of 1 of the main influential activities in 20th century psychiatry, which helped to remodel the best way we see psychological affliction. Basaglia’s paintings kept numerous humans from a depressing lifestyles, and his legacy persists, as an item lesson within the fight opposed to the brutality and lack of understanding that the institution peddles to the general public as good judgment.

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Vico and the Transformation of Rhetoric in Early Modern by David L. Marshall

By David L. Marshall

Thought of the main unique philosopher within the Italian philosophical culture, Giambattista Vico has been the item of a lot scholarly recognition yet little consensus. during this new interpretation, David L. Marshall examines everything of Vico's oeuvre and situates him within the political context of early smooth Naples. He demonstrates Vico's value as a theorist who tailored the self-discipline of rhetoric to trendy stipulations. Marshall provides Vico's paintings as an attempt to solve a contradiction. As a professor of rhetoric on the collage of Naples, Vico had a deep funding within the explanatory strength of classical rhetorical suggestion, particularly that of Aristotle, Cicero, and Quintilian. but as a historian of the failure of Naples as a self-determining political group, he had no illusions concerning the hazard or worthy of democratic and republican platforms of presidency within the post-classical international. As Marshall demonstrates, by way of jettisoning the idea that rhetoric simply illuminates direct, face-to-face interactions among orator and auditor, Vico reinvented rhetoric for a contemporary global within which the Greek polis and the Roman res publica aren't any longer paradigmatic for political idea.

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La verità detta. Testimonianze sul Pasolini politico

Il quarantennale della morte di Pasolini cade in una fase del nostro Paese che in molti definiscono di “catastrofe culturale” (e politica, economica, umanitaria). Ponendosi in relazione con l’oggi, il libro propone una serie di testimonianze inedite sul Pasolini “politico”, spesso in contrasto con los angeles sinistra ufficiale. Il curatore Enzo De Camillis – autore del documentario Un intellettuale in borgata, dai cui materiali questo libro deriva – ripercorre le posizioni pasoliniane attraverso le voci di artisti ed esponenti politici: Otello Angeli, negli anni ’60 dirigente CGIL e segretario della sezione del PCI di Cinecittà; Goffredo Bettini, dirigente, nei ’70, dei Giovani Comunisti di Roma; Gianni Borgna, Stefano Rodotà, Vincenzo Vita; lo storico dell’arte Antonio Del Guercio; i registi ANAC Citto Maselli, Nino Russo, Ugo Gregoretti, Maurizio Ponzi; Renato Parascandolo, ex giornalista RAI; due testimoni dal set di Salò: Pupi Avati, lì sceneggiatore, e lo scenografo Osvaldo Desideri, lì arredatore. Infine i ricordi “monteverdini” di due “ragazzi di vita”, “er Pecetto” e “er Gallinella”, che raccontano il rapporto di Pasolini con los angeles borgata Donna Olimpia, le partite di calcio, i bagni nel Tevere, gli insegnamenti di quell’uomo che «spiegava cose che tu non avresti mai potuto pensare».

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The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Italy: History, by Andrea Mammone, Ercole Giap Parini, Giuseppe A. Veltri

By Andrea Mammone, Ercole Giap Parini, Giuseppe A. Veltri

The Routledge instruction manual of latest Italy presents a finished account of Italy and Italian politics within the twenty first Century. that includes contributions from many prime students within the box, this guide is made out of 28 chapters that are prepared to carry remarkable research of Italian society, politics and tradition. a variety of subject matters are lined, including:

  • Politics and economic climate, and their impression on Italian society
  • Parties and new politics
  • Regionalism and migrations
  • Public memories
  • Continuities and alterations in modern Italian society.

This is an important reference paintings for students and scholars of Italian and Western eu society, politics, and history.

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The Past, Present and Future of the European Union by Alan V. Deardorff (eds.)

By Alan V. Deardorff (eds.)

This quantity collects chosen papers at the ecu Union from the thirteenth Congress of the foreign financial organization held in Lisbon, September 2002. It begins with an tackle via Romano Prodi, President of the eu fee, who units the tone for the opposite papers via describing and comparing of the best accomplishments of the european: monetary and fiscal union, and ecu growth. different authors deal intimately with a number of features of those and different concerns, utilizing a mix of theoretical, empirical, and different tools.

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The Rough Guides' Florence Directions 1 (Rough Guide by Jonathan Buckley

By Jonathan Buckley

Slender, fashionable and pocketable, Florence instructions is stuffed with principles for stop-overs, long-weekends and flying visits to 1 of Italy"s preferred urban holiday locations, richly illustrated with hundreds and hundreds of especially commissioned pictures. The full-colour advent gains 28 themed spreads - from the city"s frescos to the decide of the wine bars, probably the greatest in all of Italy. the most component of the advisor, "Places", supplies a district-by-district account of the lodging, points of interest, eating places, outlets, shipping hyperlinks and nightlife - all generously illustrated. each directory and evaluate is pinpointed on accompanying undemanding maps. 

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Italy - Cinque Terre (English & Italian) by Enrico Massetti

By Enrico Massetti

It is a consultant to the Cinque Terre, Portovenere, Lerici and the paths within the "Riviera di Levante". It covers Vernazza, Manarola, Corniglia, Riomaggiore and Monterosso. There are broad descriptions and images of the points of interest, in addition to descriptions of the paths within the quarter of the Cinque Terre. contains a whole part on food within the Cinque Terre and in Liguria, that's coated greatly. there's a part on mountain motorcycles leases and trails and of kayak leases. It comprises many experiences for the simplest urged eating places and areas the place to stick, you have got the elemental details prepared: the identify, handle and mobile quantity are incorporated within the consultant with the assessment.

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Italy in the Nineteenth Century 1796-1900 (Short Oxford by John A. Davis

By John A. Davis

Masking the interval from the French Revolution to the tip of the nineteenth Century, this quantity units the occasions resulting in Italian Unification and the production of an self sustaining Italian country within the broader context of nineteenth Century eu heritage. demanding the view that the political failings of the Risorgimento and Italy's financial and social backwardness cleared the path for fascism within the twentieth century, it emphasizes how comparable Italy's social and political improvement used to be to that of different modernizing ecu states within the related interval, whereas explaining why Italy's adventure of modernization within the 19th century additionally proved relatively tricky. Italy within the 19th Century presents either the final and professional reader with a severe, concise advent to the newest ancient debates and views.

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Frommer's Ireland 2006 (Frommer's Complete) by Christi Daugherty

By Christi Daugherty

Adventure a spot the best way the locals do. benefit from the top it has to supply. Frommer's. the easiest journeys begin the following. eire is without doubt one of the such a lot historical and most up-to-date nations in Europe. Our writer publications you to the simplest of the outdated and new at the Emerald Isle. Outspoken critiques on what is worthy it slow and what is no longer. detailed costs, so that you can plan the ideal journey no matter what your funds. Off-the-beaten-path studies and undiscovered gemstones, plus new takes on best points of interest. locate nice offers and booklet your go for holiday at Frommers.com

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