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Appointment In Arezzo

Author : Alan Taylor
ISBN : 9780857909398
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book is an intimate, fond and funny memoir of one of the greatest novelists of the last century. This colourful, personal, anecdotal, indiscrete and admiring memoir charts the course of Muriel Spark's life revealing her as she really was. Once, she commented sitting over a glass of chianti at the kitchen table, that she was upset that the academic whom she had appointed her official biographer did not appear to think that she had ever cracked a joke in her life. In Appointment in Arezzo Alan Taylor sets the record straight about this and many other things. With sources ranging from notebooks kept from his very first encounter with Muriel and the hundreds of letters they exchanged over the years, this is an invaluable portrait of one of Edinburgh's premiere novelists. The book is published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Muriel's birth in 2018.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Florentine Tuscany

Author : William J. Connell
ISBN : 0521548004
Genre : History
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A collection of the best recent research on the Republic of Florence in Tuscany during the Renaissance.
Category: History

The Arezzo Massacres A Tuscantragedy

Author : Janet Kinrade Dethick
ISBN : 9781409215424
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This book examines the relationship between partisan activities and Nazi-fascist massacres (during which over one thousand civilians were killed ) in the Italian province of Arezzo during the spring and summer of 1944. It traces the growth of the partisan movement and the widening of its activities, beginning with the disarming of the Carabinieri and the cutting of telegraph wires and ending not only with attacks on German convoys but with actual battles with the German troops and their fascist supportersThe clamorous massacres of Vallucciole, Partina, Civitella in Valdichiana, San Pancrazio, Castelnuovo dei Sabbioni, San Giustino and San Polo are described as are all other instances when smaller numbers of civilians were killed in reprisalsSources include partisans' and survivors' individual testimonies, memorial tablets and monuments,accounts written by village priests, local historians and British soldiers, and German and Allied War Diaries

War Massacre And Recovery In Central Italy 1943 1948

Author : Victoria Belco
ISBN : 9780802093141
Genre : History
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The Second World War wreaked unprecedented devastation throughout Europe, necessitating monumental reconstruction efforts that burdened not only governments, but the lives of ordinary citizens. War, Massacre, and Recovery in Central Italy, 1943-1948 examines this transitional period in the province of Arezzo by detailing the daily experiences of civilians through the traumas of war and the difficulties of recovery. Studying the aftermath of war in a new and insightful way, Victoria C. Belco shifts the perspective from the national to the local level. With this localized focus, she provides valuable insight into the ways in which civilians coped with an overwhelming range of problems - from adjusting to Allied occupation and widespread displacement to rampant unemployment and the restructuring of local administrations and institutions after fascism. Recreating the post-war atmosphere of disorder, need, and political upheaval, Belco shows how the competing community interests caused social fragmentations that impeded change, while the unity of a shared past prevented civil war.
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Italian Gothic Sculpture

Author : Sir John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy
ISBN : UOM:39076007037893
Genre : Sculpture, Italian
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An Introduction To Italian Sculpture

Author : Sir John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy
ISBN : UCSC:32106008967298
Genre : Sculpture, Baroque
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Native American youth discuss their lives, especially focusing on issues of ethnic identity, coping with problems, education, self-esteem, and finding their way to the "Good Path."
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I Tatti Studies

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Genre : Renaissance
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Italian Gothic Sculpture

Author : Sir John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy
ISBN : UOM:39015040078001
Genre : Art
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For the fourth edition of this introduction to Italian sculpture, the authoras thoroughly revised the text, notes and bibliographies, incorporating allhe significant new research and publications since the last major revisionn 1970-2.;Volume I covers the period from about 1150 to 1400. The sculptorsealt with include Nicola and Giovanni Pisano, Arnolfo di Cambio, Andrea andino Pisano, Lorenzo Ghiberti and Jacopo della Quercia. The monumentsllustrated include the great Pisano pulpits, the facades of the cathedralsf Siena, Florence and Orvieto, Milan Cathedral and S. Petronio at Bologna,he Scaliger tombs at Verona, the Angevin monuments in Naples, and Ghiberti'samous door for the Baptistery in Florence.;The new edition of this workrovides an accessible introduction to the subject for scholars, students andll lovers of Italian art. At the same time its scholarly notes make it aaluable reference work. Each volume in the set of three can be enjoyed ints own right.
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