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Barbero, Alessandro

Overview
Works: 219 works in 708 publications in 9 languages and 6,981 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Fiction  Historical fiction  Sources  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Director, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Author of dialog, Other
Classifications: DC73, 944.0142092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alessandro Barbero
Charlemagne : father of a continent by Alessandro Barbero( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most important study of Charlemagne in a generation, this biography by distinguished medievalist Alessandro Barbero illuminates both the man and the world in which he lived. Charles the Great - Charlemagne - reigned from a.d. 768 to a.d. 814. At the time if his death, his empire stretched across Europe to include Bavaria, Saxony, parts of Spain, and Italy. With a remarkable grasp of detail and a sweeping knowledge of Carolingian institutions and economy, Barbero not only brings Charlemagne to life with accounts of his physical appearance, tastes and habits, family life, and ideas and actions but also conveys what it meant to be king of the Franks and, later, emperor. He recounts how Charlemagne ruled his empire, kept justice, and waged wars. He describes the nature of everyday life at that time, how the economy functioned, and how Christians perceived their religion. Barbero's analysis of how concepts of slavery and freedom were subtly altered as feudal relations began to grow underscores the dramatic changes that the emperor's wars brought to the political landscape. This latest account provides a new and richer context for considering one of history's most fascinating personalities."--Jacket
The day of the barbarians : the battle that led to the fall of the Roman Empire by Alessandro Barbero( Book )

41 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a close-up look at the Battle of Adrianople in 378 A.D., which led to a disastrous defeat of the Roman army by a barbarian horde led by Fritigern, a battle that marked the beginning of the end for the Roman Empire
The battle : a new history of Waterloo by Alessandro Barbero( Book )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To be published on the 190th anniversary of Waterloo, this chronicle meticulously recreates the conflict as it unfolded, from General Reille's early afternoon assault on the chateau of Hougoumont, to the desperate last charge of Napoleon's Imperial Guard as evening settled in
Bella vita e guerre altrui di Mr. Pyle, gentiluomo : romanzo by Alessandro Barbero( Book )

41 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le 13 juillet 1806, un gentilhomme de Baltimore débarque au port d'Amsterdam et se procure un carrosse pour gagner Berlin. Ce livre est le journal de son voyage, écrit sur des tables d'auberges, dans des palais princiers, sur l'écritoire de sa voiture. Ambassadeur et espion, Mr. Pyle sillonne l'Allemagne et la Pologne, armé de sa curiosité et de son ironie
The eyes of Venice by Alessandro Barbero( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falsely accused of a crime he did not commit in sixteenth-century Venice, young stonesman Michele flees for his life aboard a galley, leaving behind his wife Bianca who grapples with finding her way in the dark and labyrinthine city
Dizionario del Medioevo by Alessandro Barbero( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Da "abaco" a "vulgata", i concetti, i personaggi e le istituzioni del Medioevo decritti attraverso le voci del dizionario. Uno strumento di consultazione utile alla miglior comprensione di un'epoca cruciale della storia europea
Romanzo russo : fiutando i futuri supplizi by Alessandro Barbero( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Gorbachev's Russia, The Anonymous Novel is a complex and compelling story of many varied characters dealing with the problems of change, coming to terms with the past and fretting about the future. Barbero manages that typically Italian trick of combining both humour and profundity, and his exceptional storytelling skill are even more clearly displayed than in this, his finest novel. The murder of Pashayev, a leading Muslim cleric in Azerbaijan, triggers a series of events. This is not a murder mystery, as the reader knows who the culprit is from the very beginning, whilst the othe
Carlo Magno : un padre dell'Europa by Alessandro Barbero( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in Italian and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbari : immigrati, profughi, deportati nell'Impero romano by Alessandro Barbero( Book )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in Italian and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lepanto : la battaglia dei tre imperi by Alessandro Barbero( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in Italian and Spanish and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristocrazia nella società francese del Medioevo : analisi delle fonti letterarie (secoli X-XIII) by Alessandro Barbero( Book )

15 editions published in 1987 in Italian and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbares : immigrés, réfugiés et déportés dans l'Empire romain by Alessandro Barbero( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in French and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le divan d'Istanbul brève histoire de l'Empire ottoman by Alessandro Barbero( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in Italian and French and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D'Alger à La Mecque, de Bagdad à Belgrade, l'Empire ottoman s'étendait au plus fort de son apogée sur un territoire immense. Ses glorieux sultans s'appelaient Bayezid, qui anéantit les chrétiens à Nicopolis en 1396, Mehmed le Conquérant, qui s'empara de Constantinople en 1453, ou Soliman le Magnifique, qui assiégea Vienne en 1529. Son régime tyrannique était dirigé par un conseil, le "divan", tenu assis ou à cheval, présidé par le sultan. Fondé par un peuple nomade originaire des steppes asiatiques, cet empire recueillit l'hérédité de l'Empire romain d'Orient. Officiellement musulman, il régna sur des millions de sujets chrétiens et accueillit à bras ouverts les Juifs chassés par l'intolérante Europe de la Renaissance. Redouté pour sa puissance militaire, il garantit la paix à des régions comme les Balkans, le Proche-Orient et l'Afrique du Nord. Face à ces Barbares qui le menaçaient jusqu'à ses frontières et contre lesquels il lança d'incessantes croisades, l'Occident resta partagé jusqu'au XVIIIe siècle entre peur et fascination. Puis, au XIXe siècle, il prit enfin sa revanche en sabotant les tentatives de réforme de l'Etat turc et en lui barrant la route de l'Union européenne. A l'heure où la Turquie semble désireuse de renouer avec la sphère d'influence de l'ancien Empire ottoman, Alessandro Barbero éclaire d'une autre vérité historique un prétendu "choc des civilisations". Cette histoire des Ottomans, des Seldjoukides au XIe siècle à Mustafa Kemal au XXe siècle, insiste sur les paradoxes d'un empire qui remettent en cause nos certitudes d'Occidentaux
Medioevo : storia di voci, racconto di immagini by Alessandro Barbero( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in Italian and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoires de croisades by Alessandro Barbero( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in Italian and French and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl der Große : Vater Europas by Alessandro Barbero( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in Spanish and German and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un'oligarchia urbana : politica ed economia a Torino fra Tre e Quattrocento by Alessandro Barbero( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le ateniesi : romanzo by Alessandro Barbero( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in Italian and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Atene, 411 a.C. Siamo in campagna, appena fuori dalle porte della città, dove, in due casette adiacenti, abitano due vecchi reduci di guerra, Trasillo e Polemone. Anni prima hanno combattuto insieme nella ingloriosa battaglia di Mantinea, che ha visto gli Ateniesi sbaragliati dagli Spartani, sono sopravvissuti e ora vivono lavorando la terra e senza mai decidersi a trovare un marito per le loro due figlie, Glicera e Charis, che però iniziano a mordere un po' il freno. Per i due vecchi l'unica cosa che conta è la politica. Atene ha inventato la democrazia ma deve difenderla, i ricchi complottano per instaurare la tirannide: anche il vicino Eubulo, grande proprietario che si ritira in una villa poco distante quando le fatiche della vita nella polis richiedono un po' di riposo, è guardato con sospetto. Ma Charis e Glicera pensano che i padri vivano fuori dal mondo: per loro il giovane Cimone, figlio di Eubulo, ricco, disinvolto e arrogante, è un oggetto di sogni segreti. È così che, quando tutti gli uomini si radunano in città per la prima rappresentazione di una commedia di Aristofane, le ragazze violano tutte le regole di una società patriarcale e accettano di entrare in casa di Cimone, lontane dagli occhi severi dei padri. Ma mentre in teatro l'ateniese Lisistrata e la spartana Lampitò decretano il primo, incredibile sciopero delle donne contro gli uomini per invocare la fine di tutte le guerre, la notte nella villa di Eubulo prende una piega drammatica ..."--Cover
L'ultimo rosa di Lautrec : romanzo by Alessandro Barbero( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il ducato di Savoia : amministrazione e corte di uno stato franco-italiano : 1416-1536 by Alessandro Barbero( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in Italian and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Charlemagne : father of a continent
Alternative Names
A BARBERO

Alessandro Barbero historiador y ensayista italiano

Alessandro Barbero historien et écrivain italien

Alessandro Barbero Italiaans schrijver

Alessandro Barbero Italian historian and essayist

Alessandro Barbero Italian historian, novelist and essayist

Alessandro Barbero italienischer Historiker und Hochschullehrer

Alessandro Barbero storico e scrittore italiano

Alexander Barbero

Barbero Alessandro

Αλεσσάντρο Μπαρμπερό ιταλός ιστορικός, συγγραφέας και διατριβογράφος

Алессандро Барберо

バルベーロ, アレッサンドロ

Languages
Italian (214)

English (45)

French (34)

Spanish (12)

German (7)

Dutch (7)

Slovenian (2)

Swedish (1)

Danish (1)

Covers
The day of the barbarians : the battle that led to the fall of the Roman EmpireThe battle : a new history of WaterlooRomanzo russo : fiutando i futuri suppliziKarl der Große : Vater Europas