Appointment In Arezzo

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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.
Category: History

I Tatti Studies

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ISBN : UOM:39015015798476
Genre : Art, Renaissance
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Category: Art, Renaissance

Italian Gothic Sculpture

Author : Sir John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy
ISBN : UOM:39076007037893
Genre : Sculpture, Italian
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Category: Sculpture, Italian

The Assassin S Cloak

Author : Irene Taylor
ISBN : 9781838852924
Genre : Literary Collections
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'A diary is an assassin's cloak which we wear when we stab a comrade in the back with a pen', wrote William Soutar in 1934. But a diary is also a place for recording everyday thoughts and special occasions, private fears and hopeful dreams. The Assassin's Cloak gathers together some of the most entertaining and inspiring entries for each day of the year, as writers ranging from Queen Victoria to Andy Warhol, Samuel Pepys to Adrian Mole, pen their musings on the historic and the mundane. Spanning centuries and international in scope, this peerless anthology pays tribute to a genre that is at once the most intimate and public of all literary forms. This new updated edition is published to mark the twentieth anniversary of the book's original publication.
Category: Literary Collections

Reforming Priests And Parishes

Author : Kathleen M. Comerford
ISBN : UOM:39015066865786
Genre : History
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A study of diocesan seminaries in Arezzo, Siena, Volterra and Lucca, from 1563-1660s, this book considers financial, educational, and religious perspectives. Florence, Montepulciano, Pienza, and Pisa provide context. Most have never been treated in English, and no comparative study exists.
Category: History


Author : Johannes Quasten
ISBN : UCAL:B3795785
Genre : Canon law
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Catalogue of offprints from vols. 1-20 in v. 20, p. [527]-541.
Category: Canon law

Cosimo Il Vecchio De Medici 1389 1464

Author : Reader in History of Art Francis Ames-Lewis
ISBN : UOM:39015025179576
Genre : Art patronage
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The sexcentenary of Cosimo de' Medici's birth in 1989 provided the Society for Renaissance Studies with the opportunity and the stimulus to organize a scholarly Symposium, held at the Warburg Institute, University of London, in May 1989, to reconsider aspects of the character, political interests and art patronage of perhaps the greatest statesman of early Renaissance Italy. Published here are the seven papers delivered at the Symposium, with five others written especially for this volume.
Category: Art patronage

Lorenzo The Magnificent

Author : Michael Edward Mallett
ISBN : UOM:39015038549971
Genre : Art patronage
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The colloquium held at the Warburg Institute and the University of Warwick in May 1992 to mark the 500th anniversary of Lorenzo de' Medici's death included papers by historians of art and literature, drama and public spectacle, and politics and society. This volume examines Lorenzo's world.
Category: Art patronage


Author : Insight Guides
ISBN : 0887291430
Genre : Tuscany (Italy)
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A travel series unlike any other, Insight Guides go beyond the sights and into reality. Their incomparable photojournalistic approach captures the uniqueness of each culture they cover: their traditions, their arts, their history, their lives. The stunning photography is married to compelling text, written by local writers; the people most qualified to convey their culture's secrets.Yes, Insight Guides will tell you which attractions to visit, but they'll also tell you a whole lot more. From the most popular resort cities to the world's most remote and exotic villages, Insight Guides will give you the insider's perspective you need to truly experience any destination you visit.Insight Guides serve many purposes. They are ideal for planning a trip. And, they're wonderful souvenirs to treasure for years after. Even the armchair traveler can be swept away by their magnificent content and experience the world from the comfort of home.Many international and domestic and domestic destinations also offer companion FlexiMaps, an innovative laminated folding map specially designed for the discriminating traveler.
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Author : Barbara Balletto
ISBN : 1585733008
Genre : Travel
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Insight Guides, the world's largest visual travel guide series, in association with Discovery Channel, the world's premier source of nonfiction entertainment, provides more insight than ever. From the most popular resort cities to the most exotic villages, Insight Guides capture the unique character of each culture with an insider's perspective.Inside every Insight Guide you'll find:.Evocative, full-colour photography on every page.Cross-referenced, full-colour maps throughout.A brief introduction including a historical timeline.Lively essays by local writers on the culture, history, and people.Expert evaluations on the sights really worth seeing .Special features spotlighting particular topics of interest.A comprehensive Travel Tips section with listings of the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions, as well as practical information on getting around and advice for travel with children
Category: Travel