Download E-books The Rough Guide to Sicily (4th Edition) PDF

By Robert Andrews

Floating at the fringe of Europe, Sicily beneficial properties a few of Italy's most lovely surroundings. We light up the island's wealthy historical past as a eu and African colony, and discover its old cave dwellings, Greek temples, volcanic islands, and foothills of Mount Etna. entire information at the motels be sure your quotient of enjoyable and sunlight, whereas escapes to sleepy fishing villages and distant shorelines recapture the Sicily of lore.

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Download E-books Female Sexual Inversion: Same-Sex Desires in Italian and British Sexology, c. 1870-1920 (Genders and Sexualities in History) PDF

An exam of how woman same-sex wants have been represented in a variety of Italian and British scientific writings, 1870-1920. It exhibits how the psychiatric type of sexual inversion used to be situated along different scientific principles of same-sex wishes, corresponding to the virago, tribade-prostitute, fiamma and gynaecological motives.

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Download E-books The Duke's Assassin: Exile and Death of Lorenzino de' Medici PDF

Stefano Dall’Aglio sheds new gentle at the infamous Florentine Lorenzino de’ Medici (also referred to as Lorenzaccio) and on of the main notorious assassinations of Italian Renaissance heritage. In 1537 Lorenzino replaced the process historical past by way of murdering Alessandro de’ Medici, first duke of Florence, and paving the way in which for the accession of the hot duke, Cosimo I. In 1548 Lorenzino was once killed in Venice in revenge for the assassination he had devoted. Basing his paintings on huge learn within the historic files of Florence and Simancas, Dall’Aglio reconstructs the occasions surrounding those murders and related to the Medici, their loyalists, the Florentine republican exiles, and a few of the main strong sovereigns of the time. the 1st ebook in a century, and the 1st paintings in English, to ascertain the lifetime of Lorenzino de’ Medici, this interesting revisionist heritage is as gripping as a detective novel, as Dall’Aglio unravels a 500-year-old secret, revealing that in the back of the bloody dying of the duke’s murderer there has been the Emperor Charles V.

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Download E-books Popular Opinion in Totalitarian Regimes: Fascism, Nazism, Communism PDF

Fascism, Nazism, and Communism ruled the heritage of a lot of the 20 th century, but relatively little cognizance has interested by renowned reactions to the regimes that sprang from those ideologies. Popular Opinion in Totalitarian Regimes is the 1st quantity to enquire well known reactions to totalitarian rule within the Soviet Union, Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, and the communist regimes in Poland and East Germany after 1945.

The contributions, written for this quantity by way of across the world said specialists of their fields, movement past the quite static imaginative and prescient supplied through conventional subject matters of consent and coercion to build a extra nuanced photo of lifestyle within the a number of regimes. The ebook offers many new insights into the methods totalitarian regimes functioned and the explanations for his or her decline, encouraging comparisons among different regimes and stimulating re-examination of fashioned positions.

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Download E-books Italian Militiaman 1260-1392 (Warrior) PDF

Medieval Italy was once characterised by way of general struggle between its quite a few city-states, in addition to inner strife inside of comunes as aristocratic factions fought one another for domination of the towns' governments. during this context, Italian struggle built fast, with the crossbow taking part in a key function in enhancing the armour expertise of the Italian urban militias that used them. This publication strains the evolution of the Italian militiaman, delivering a accomplished view of all elements of the overdue medieval Italian urban militias, from the weaponry, attitudes and social backgrounds in their participants, to the political context that made such formations important.

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Download E-books The Italian Army 1940-45 (3): Italy 1943-45 (Men-at-Arms) (v. 3) PDF

Instantly after the Allied invasion of Italy in September 1943, Mussolini used to be deposed and the hot Italian govt switched aspects. The German occupying forces quickly freed Il Duce and ruthlessly disarmed the Italian military; and from then until eventually the tip of the battle in April 1945 Italian troops fought on each side - with the forces of the recent Fascist 'Salo Republic', within the Allied 'Co-Belligerent Forces', and within the Partisan circulate. this era of sour fight observed the looks of many new devices and a variety of attention-grabbing uniforms, defined and illustrated during this ultimate a part of Philip Jowett's accomplished three-volume sequence.

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Download E-books The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire PDF

By Edward Gibbon

Gripping, powerfully clever, and fantastically interesting, Gibbon's vintage account of Rome ranks as one of many literary masterpieces of its age. Attacked for its enlightened perspectives on politics, sexuality, and faith, the 1st quantity was once still came upon on each desk and acquired common popularity of its based prose. Famously skeptical approximately Christianity, all of sudden sympathetic to the barbarian invaders and the Byzantine Empire, always conscious of how political leaders usually in achieving the complete opposite of what they intend, Gibbon captured either the large development of occasions and the numerous revealing element. This abridged variation compresses 13 turbulent centuries right into a unmarried epic narrative, and contours a foreword, creation, and prolonged appreciation through Hugh Trevor-Roper, an esteemed professor of background at Oxford University.

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