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This assortment comprises tales by way of confirmed Italian literary figures comparable to Italo Calvino and Primo Levi in addition to a brand new iteration of writers. elements of Sicilian and Italian existence are explored by means of Leonardo Sciascia and Goffredo Parise, whereas Antonio Tabucchi seems to be on the natures of fact.
Instantly after the Allied invasion of Italy in September 1943, Mussolini used to be deposed and the recent Italian executive switched facets. The German occupying forces rapidly freed Il Duce and ruthlessly disarmed the Italian military; and from then until eventually the tip of the conflict 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 circulation.
The Risorgimento used to be a turbulent and decisive interval within the historical past of Italy. Lucy Riall's attractive account is the 1st publication of its sort at the upheavals of the years among 1815 and 1860, while a sequence of crises destabilised the states of recovery Italy and resulted in the construction of a stricken state country in 1860.
Fit residing in overdue Renaissance Italy explores intimately the efforts made via women and men in overdue Renaissance Italy to stick fit and lengthen their lives. Drawing on a wide selection of resources - starting from reasonable fit dwelling publications within the vernacular to private letters, behavior literature, loved ones inventories, and surviving photos and gadgets - this quantity demonstrates refined tradition of prevention used to be being constructed in sixteenth-century Italian towns.
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To consolidate his position in the Roman power game, Caesar needed a major military command. This he received with a mandate to govern the province of Gallia Narbonensis, a southern swathe of modern France stretching from Italy to the Pyrenees, from 59 BC. Caesar raised troops and in the following year entered Gaul proper (modern France) to head off an invasion of Helvetic tribes from Switzerland and subsequently to bring other tribes to heel. What started as an essentially defensive effort soon became a full-blown campaign of conquest.
The question of the Mafia remains an open sore. The publication in 2006 of Gomorra, a chilling and personal account of the Naples Camorra by journalist Roberto Saviano, showed just how deep the problem goes. Although Sicily’s Cosa Nostra grabs many of the headlines, the Camorra is Italy’s biggest organised crime group (if this mix of warring clans can be considered a single entity). Known to its own members as The System, it is involved in everything from drugs and arms trafficking to illegal industrial waste disposal.
Return to beginning of chapter AUGUSTUS & EMPIRE Octavian was left as sole ruler of the Roman world and by 27 BC had been acclaimed Augustus (Your Eminence) and conceded virtually unlimited power by the Senate. In effect, he had become emperor. Under him, the arts flourished. Augustus was lucky in having as his contemporaries the poets Virgil, Horace and Ovid, as well as the historian Livy. He encouraged the visual arts, restored existing buildings and constructed many new ones. During his reign the Pantheon was raised and he boasted that he had ‘found Rome in brick and left it in marble’.