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Spezzatura : 50 ways that Italian know-how shaped our world

Author: Peter D'Epiro; Mary Desmond Pinkowish
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Anchor books ed
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter D'Epiro; Mary Desmond Pinkowish
ISBN: 038572019X 9780385720199
OCLC Number: 81766746
Description: pages cm
Contents: Rome gives the world a calendar --
twice --
The Roman Republic and our own --
Julius Caesar and the imperial purple --
Catullus revolutionizes love poetry --
Master builders of the ancient world --
"Satire is wholly ours" --
Ovid's treasure hoard of myth and fable --
The Roman legacy of law --
St. Benedict : father of western monasticism, preserver of the Roman heritage --
Salerno and Bologna : the earliest medical school and university --
St. Francis of Assisi, "alter Christus" --
"Stupor mundi" : Emperor Frederick II, King of Sicily and Jerusalem --
St. Thomas Aquinas : Titan of theology --
Dante's incomparable Comedy --
Banks, bookkeeping, and the rise of commercial capitalism --
Petrarch : creator of the modern lyric Boccaccio and the development of western literary realism --
The mystic as activist : St. Catherine of Siena --
Inventors of the visual language of the Renaissance : Brunelleschi, Donatello, Masaccio --
Lorenzo Ghiberti and the "Gates of Paradise" --
Cosimo and Lorenzo de' Medici, grand patrons of art and learning --
Sigismondo Malatesta : the condottiere with a vision --
Leonardo da Vinci : Renaissance man, eternal enigma --
A new world beckons : Columbus, Cabot, Vespucci, Verrazano --
Machiavelli and the dawn of modern political science --
Michelangelo " epitome of human artistry --
Sprezzatura and Castiglione's concept of the gentleman --
Aretiono : self-publicist, pornographer, "secretary of the world" --
Giovanni Della Casa's Galateo : etiquette book par exellence Andrea Palladio and his "bible" of building --
Catherine de'Medici " Godmother of french cuisine --
Peri's Euridice : the birth of opera from the spirit of tragedy --
Galileo frames the foundations of modern science --
Two sonorous gifts : the violin and the piano --
Claudio Monteverdi, father of modern music --
The baroque splendors of Bernini --
Pioneers of modern anatomy : Eustachio, Fallopio, Malpighi, Morgagni, et al --
Founder of modern penology : Cesare Beccaria --
Trailblazers in electricity : Galvani and Volta --
Venice : rhapsody in stone, water, melody, and color --
Europe's premier poet of pessimism : Giacomo Leopardi --
Giuseppe Garibaldi : a united Italy emerges The last "Renaissance" prince --
D'Annunzio at Fiume --
La Dottoressa : Maria Montessori and a new era in early childhood education --
Marconi invents the radio --
Enrico Fermi : father of the atomic age --
Roberto Russellini : neorealist cinema and beyond --
An unlikely international bestseller : Lampedusa's The Leopard --
Ferrari --
on the road to perfection --
La moda italiana : the art of apparel.
Responsibility: [Peter D'Epiro, Mary Desmond Pinkowish].

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