This is the first scholarly work in Modern European History which elucidates consistently how border issues affect the history of nations and states in the 19th and 20th centuries. The book rethinks the Italian history of the last 150 years from the perspective of its eastern periphery and of the profound impact that events on the border had on the core of the country.
Cinema has been long associated with France, dating back to 1895, when Louis and Auguste Lumi_re screened their works, the first public viewing of films anywhere. Early silent pioneers Georges MZli_s, Alice Guy BlachZ and others followed in the footsteps of the Lumi_re brothers and the tradition of important filmmaking continued throughout the 20th century and beyond. In Encyclopedia of French Film Directors, Philippe Rège identifies every French director who has made at least one feature film since 1895. From undisputed masters to obscure one-timers, nearly 3,000 directors are cited here, including at least 200 filmmakers not mentioned in similar books published in France. Each director's entry contains a brief biographical summary, including dates and places of birth and death; information on the individual's education and professional training; and other pertinent details, such as real names (when the filmmaker uses a pseudonym). The entries also provide complete filmographies, including credits for feature films, shorts, documentaries, and television work. Some of the most important names in the history of film can be found in this encyclopedia, from masters of the Golden Age_Jean Renoir and RenZ Clair_to French New Wave artists such as Fran_ois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard.
Shedding new light on the intellectual context of Newton's scientific thought, this book explores the development of his mathematical philosophy, rational mechanics, and celestial dynamics. An appendix includes the last paper written by Newton biographer Richard S. Westfall.
Dr Nikolaos G. Chrissis,Professor Benjamin Z Kedar,Professor Jonathan Phillips
Author: Dr Nikolaos G. Chrissis,Professor Benjamin Z Kedar,Professor Jonathan Phillips
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Crusades covers seven hundred years from the First Crusade (1095-1102) to the fall of Malta (1798) drawing together scholars working on war, theology, law, literature, art, numismatics and economic, social, political and military history. It publishes both historical sources of the Crusades - narrative, homiletic and documentary - in European and oriental languages, and interpretative studies. Ashgate publishes this journal for The Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East in both print and online editions, and the subscription price covers both. The print edition also incorporates the Society's Bulletin. The journal is available on-line via IngentaConnect: www.IngentaConnect.com/Crusades. The on-line edition does not include the Society’s Bulletin.
Take your Italian skills to the next level the fun and easy way with Intermediate Italian For Dummies! This practical, easy-to-follow guide will help you to be more fluent and comfortable in your Italian writing. You’ll learn key concepts, practice what you’ve learned, and check your answers. With the exercises and lessons featured in this book, you will be able master written communication in Italian. You’ll quickly understand the basics of Italian grammar and pick up on the nuances of this romantic language. You’ll learn how to conjugate verbs, navigate tenses, and feel comfortable with gendered words. Say and spell words correctly, and no one will be able to tell that you’re not a native Italian. You’ll discover the basics of ordering words, answering questions, and forming complete sentences. You’ll be able to master parts of speech and apply articles as needed. Find out how to: Navigate grammar, language nuances, and verb tenses Conjugate verbs and understand the basics of gender Say and spell words correctly Order words correctly Answer questions and form complete sentences Use articles where necessary Understand the various parts of speech Write and speak Italian like a native Complete with lists of ten facts to remember about Italian grammar and ten subtle terminology distinctions, Intermediate Italian For Dummies is your one-stop guide to taking your Italian skills to the next level and improving upon what you already know about this widely spoken language.
Few writers have managed to affect the cinema as much as Stephen King. From the ‘70s until today, almost all of his novels have been brought to the big screen or television, an indication of King’s extraordinary ability to tell stories that are just made to be transformed into images. Directors like Brian De Palma, Stanley Kubrick, Rob Reiner and Frank Darabont have ventured into adaptations of King’s writings, in some cases obtaining resounding success. Guide to the Cinema of Stephen King recounts the genesis of all the films (or TV series) adapted from King’s works and analyzes them from the point of view of a film critic. From "Carrie" to "The Shining", on through "It" and "Misery", up to the recent television series "Under the Dome", this book is a veritable bible for fans who will find anecdotes, interesting facts, and detailed critical analysis of Kingian films.
Kaputt in its literal meaning is the swan song of a Europe, broken, smashed, finished. Europe was KAPUTT—from the highest military and diplomatic circles living in extravagant splendour, decadence and cruel debauchery, to the dregs of humanity living in filth and rags. A remarkable panorama of the moral and physical decline of European civilisation, KAPUTT is one of the great novels of the century. Curzio Malaparte was born in Prato, Italy, of Austrian, Italian and Russian descent. He served with the French and Italian armies during World War I and gleaned his knowledge of Europe and its leaders from his experience in the Italian diplomatic service and as a correspondent. ‘One of the most astonishing documents of our time’—New Yorker ‘Incredible and terrifying... an amazing book’—New York Times
This pioneering study approaches the new printed-book industry in Renaissance Italy from the perspective of its publishers and booksellers, analyzing their responses to the challenges of production and their creative approaches to the distribution and sale of their merchandise.
In the tradition of On Beauty, On Ugliness and The Infinity of Lists, Umberto Eco presents an enthralling and erudite illustrated tour of the fabled places that have awed and eluded us through the ages. From the epic poems of Homer to contemporary science fiction, from the Holy Scriptures to modern mythology and fairy tale, literature and art are full of illusory places we have at some time believed are real, and onto which we have projected our dreams, ideals and fears. Umberto Eco leads us on an illuminating journey through these legendary lands - Atlantis, Thule and Hyperborea, the Earth's interior and the Land of Cockaigne - and explores utopias and dystopias where our imagination can confront concepts that are too incredible, or too challenging, for our limited real world. In The Book of Legendary Lands the author's text is accompanied by several hundred carefully assembled works of art and literature; the result is a beautifully illustrated volume with broad and enduring appeal.
Seventeen year old Cassandra Wild thought living in the chaos of her mother's home daycare and dealing with her developing feelings for Bryce, her new Martial Arts' instructor, was a struggle, until the night her world turned upside down. When an untested vaccine kills more than just a rampant flu virus, Cassie learns how to survive in a world where the dead walk and the living...run!
The 25-year period beginning with the Allied occupation of Italy in 1943 and ending with the social upheavals of 1968 witnessed a renaissance of artistic development that touched virtually every part of Italy's culture, with painters like Lucio Fontana challenging painting's two-dimensionality and traditional subject-matter. In the United States, artistic preeminence in the postwar period is generally accorded to Americans; this volume, which includes 20 essays and over 600 color reproductions, demonstrates that in terms of invention and influence Italian artists played a varied and important role during this period.
In the follow up to The Rage and the Pride, the distinguished Italian historian describes the impact of her controversial book on her own life, detailing the personal attacks and death threats she received following its publication and offering an incisive analysis of the influence of Islam on modern-day Europe. 50,000 first printing.
Having saturated the world of cinema, the zombie has found new, fertile ground on television, where the character has rediscovered its youth. From the success of "The Walking Dead" to the spin-off "Fear the Walking Dead", from the surprise hit "Dead Set" to the poignant "In the Flesh"; from The Asylum's "Z-Nation'" to the romantic delicacy of the French production, "Les Revenants"; this volume includes the best zombie TV series hitting TV screens worldwide, with critical analysis fascinating insights into the genre.
Anybody who loves scary movies will love this tribute to horror in film. From Phantom of the Opera in 1925 to the 1950s creature features, Hollywood's Universal Studios delivered fantastic films with timeless icons known worldwide: Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy, the Wolf Man, the Invisible Man, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. This book looks at the performances of the stars who breathed life into the monsters -- Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr, Claude Rains, Vincent Price, and others -- while also remembering the excellent supporting players and, of course, the geniuses behind the camera who made these films both horrific and beautiful. A must for classic film lovers.