Forms of Conflict and Rivalries in Renaissance Europe:
Forms of Conflict and Rivalries in Renaissance Europe:Super alta perennis. Studien zur Wirkung der Klassischen Antike
Erscheinungsdatum: 01.05.2015Medium: BuchEinband: GebundenTitel: Forms of Conflict and Rivalries in Renaissance EuropeRedaktion: Lines, David A. // Laureys, Marc // Kraye, JillVerlag: V & R Unipress GmbH // V&R unipress GmbHSprache: EnglischSchlagw
At the end of an industrious political career in conflict-riven Italy, the Florentine diplomat Niccolò Machiavelli composed his masterpiece The Prince, a classic study of power and politics, and a manual of ruthlessness for any ambitious ruler.Controversial in his own time, The Prince made Machiavellis name a byword for manipulative scheming, and had an impact on such major figures as Napoleon and Frederick the Great. It contains principles as true today as when they were first written almost five centuries ago.
Communication and Conflict:Italian Diplomacy in the Early Renaissance, 1350-1520 Isabella Lazzarini
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam:A Way to Ethnic Conflicts in the Nile River Basin? Framework for Ethnic Conflicts Settlement Blain Felizitas Valentin
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Assassin´s Creed: Renaissance, a new novelisation based on one of the biggest gaming-media franchises in the world. Read by the actor Gunnar Cauthery. ´I will seek Vengeance upon those who betrayed my family. I am Ezio Auditore di Firenze. I am an Assassin...´ The Year of Our Lord 1476 - the Renaissance: culture and art flourish alongside the bloodiest corruption and violence. Bitter blood-feuds rage between the warring political families of Italy. Following the murder of his father and brothers, Ezio Auditore di Firenze is entrusted with an ancient Codex, the key to a conspiracy that goes back to the centuries-old conflict between the shadowy Templar Knights and the elite Order of Assassins. Ezio must avenge the deaths of his kinsmen and in doing so fulfil his destiny, and live by the laws of the Assassin´s Creed. Truth is written in blood. Assassin´s Creed: Renaissance is based on the phenomenally successful gaming series. Fans of the game will love these stories. Other titles in the series include Assassin´s Creed: Forsaken, Assassin´s Creed: Brotherhood, Assassin´s Creed: The Secret Crusade, and Assassin´s Creed: Revelations. Oliver Bowden is the pen-name of an acclaimed novelist. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gunnar Cauthery. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000421/bk_pauk_000421_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Take a riveting tour of the Italian peninsula, from the glittering canals of Venice to the lavish papal apartments and ancient ruins of Rome. In these 24 lectures, Professor Bartlett traces the development of the Italian city-states of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, showing how the modern nation of Italy was forged out of the rivalries, allegiances, and traditions of a vibrant and diverse people. This comprehensive portrait of Italian history opens an exciting new world-a grand mosaic of lustrous and storied cultures as distinctive as the people who helped build them. As you come to know these many ´´Italys,´´ you´ll see how the Italian states defined themselves against the others, competing for territory, trade, and artistic supremacy - and how the vestiges of these interactions are visible even today. Among other things, you´ll consider the rivalry between the Genoese and the Pisans, which stems from a nearly 800-year-old grudge; examine how the crusades influenced the development of Genoa, Pisa, and Venice; and explore Italy´s troubled relationship with the Holy Roman Empire and the Catholic Church during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. You´ll also get a glimpse into the lives of the powerful and influential, including Pope Paul IV, who championed the Roman Inquisition, and Luigi Gonzaga, who cut out the hearts of his enemies and nailed them to the doors of their palaces as a warning to others who might challenge his power. As you get to know the distinctive personalities and events that define the peninsula, you´ll gain fresh insights into the Italy of today. Surprising, enriching, always engaging, this course offers a unique perspective on one of the most dynamic and creative cultures of the modern world. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kenneth R. Bartlett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000167/bk_tcco_000167_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An engrossing volume on the Italian Renaissance by Pulitzer Prize - winning historian Will Durant The fifth volume of Durant´s acclaimed Story of Civilization,The Renaissance chronicles the history of Italy from1304 to 1576. In this masterful work, listeners will encounter the poets Petrarch and Boccaccio, the fathers ofthe Renaissance; the paintings, sculptures, and architecture ofMilan, Florence, and Venice; the life and accomplishments of Leonardo DaVinci; the Catholic church and the popes of Avignon and Rome; the politicians and philosophers of Italy,including the Borgia family, Julius II, and Machiavelli; the Italian Wars, the conflicts with France, and the country´s decline. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grover Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006804/bk_blak_006804_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Age of Discovery explores a world on the brink of a new Renaissance and asks: how do we share more widely the benefits of unprecedented progress? How do we endure the inevitable tumult generated by accelerating change? How do we each thrive through this tangled, uncertain time? From gains in health, education, wealth and technology to crises of conflict, disease and mass migration, the similarities between today´s world and that of the 15th century are both striking and prophetic: we have been here before. So what must we do to achieve our full potential, individually and altogether, this time around? Will we repeat the glories of the Renaissance, the misery, or both? In Age of Discovery, Ian Goldin and Chris Kutarna show how we can draw courage, wisdom and inspiration from the days of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci in order to fashion our own Golden Age. Whether we´re seized by Gutenberg or Zuckerberg, the discovery of the Americas or the rise of China, copperplate etchings or silicon chips, The Bonfire of the Vanities or the destructive fury of ISIS, the spread of syphilis or the Ebola pandemic, such Renaissance moments force humanity to give its best just when the stakes are at their highest. Turning the spotlight on the crises of our time, Age of Discovery shows how we can all define and create a lasting legacy that the world will still celebrate 500 years from now. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Meadows. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027984/bk_adbl_027984_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.