Amore and Amaretti: A Tale of Love and Food in Italy by Victoria Cosford

By Victoria Cosford

"L'appetito vien mangiando!" or "Appetite comes while you're eating." Vicky arrives in Tuscany to check the language and tradition of Italy, yet quickly falls in love with charismatic chef Gianfranco and begins to benefit the artwork of Italian cooking in his trattoria. On Sunday nights, after benches are stacked on tables, they discover the nation-state by means of automobile, passing glassy lakes and old hill cities. This colourful and intoxicating gastro-memoir takes you behind the curtain of romantic eating places and bars in Tuscany, Umbria, Elba, and Perugia. Interspersed with recipes, humor, and heartbreak, it's going to go away you entranced and with a hankering for tagliatelle and cakes.

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Frommer's Rome by Darwin Porter

By Darwin Porter

An entire consultant to the city's attractions, from the Colosseum to the Vatican. With directory that assist you construct your personal itinerary, plus an entire bankruptcy packed with specific strolling excursions, this in-depth consultant is just even more targeted and complete than its significant festival. you can find authoritative yet fun-to-use insurance of all of the historical ruins, notable artistic endeavors, and engaging church buildings, with worthy insights that may increase your journey. we have supplied all of the history details you must take pleasure in and comprehend what you are seeing.

you will find candid experiences of a tremendous choice of lodgings and eating places in all rate levels. it is all right here in a single easy-to-use advisor, whole with a convenient word list of Italian words, a colour fold-out map, and an internet listing that makes trip-planning a snap!

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Print Culture in Renaissance Italy: The Editor and the by Brian Richardson

By Brian Richardson

The emergence of print in overdue fifteenth-century Italy gave a vital new value to the editors of texts, who may perhaps strongly impression the translation and standing of texts via choosing the shape and context during which they'd be learn. Brian Richardson examines the Renaissance creation, move and reception of texts via prior writers together with Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio and Ariosto, in addition to well known modern works of leisure. In so doing he sheds mild at the effect of the recent printing and enhancing equipment on Renaissance tradition.

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Setting Aside All Authority: Giovanni Battista Riccioli and by Christopher M. Graney

By Christopher M. Graney

Setting apart All Authority is a crucial account and research of seventeenth-century clinical arguments opposed to the Copernican process. Christopher M. Graney demanding situations the long-standing principles that competitors of the heliocentric rules of Copernicus and Galileo have been basically prompted through faith or devotion to an outmoded highbrow culture, and they have been in continuous retreat within the face of telescopic discoveries.

Graney calls on newly translated works via anti-Copernican writers of the time to illustrate that technological know-how, no longer faith, performed a tremendous, and arguably most important, function within the competition to the Copernican procedure. Anti-Copernicans, development at the paintings of the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, have been actually in a position to construct an more and more powerful clinical case opposed to the heliocentric approach a minimum of throughout the center of the 17th century, a number of many years after the appearance of the telescope. The clinical case reached its apogee, Graney argues, within the 1651 New Almagest of the Italian Jesuit astronomer Giovanni Battista Riccioli, who used specific telescopic observations of stars to build a strong medical argument opposed to Copernicus.

Setting apart All Authority contains the 1st English translation of Monsignor Francesco Ingoli’s essay to Galileo (disputing the Copernican approach at the eve of the Inquisition’s condemnation of it in 1616) and excerpts from Riccioli's reviews concerning his experiments with falling bodies.

“Christopher M. Graney’s environment apart All Authority makes an excellent contribution to the background of technological know-how and particularly the historical past of astronomy. The case Graney provides for the rationality of denying Copernicanism, as past due because the mid-seventeenth century, is cogent, and he provides a great deal of novel old fabric that urges a reevaluation of an important figure—Riccioli. The publication will curiosity not just historians but in addition philosophers of technology, and scientists within the proper specialties (astronomy, physics) including their scholars at either the undergraduate and graduate level.” —Peter Barker, collage of Oklahoma

"The most enjoyable historical past of technology ebook thus far this century, Graney’s impressive portrait of Riccioli and his science—amiable yet punchy, rigorous yet accessible—ought to stimulate an entire revision of what we idea we knew in regards to the Copernican Revolution. infrequently have clinical research, historic scholarship, and writerly aptitude come including such force." —Dennis Danielson, writer of Paradise misplaced and the Cosmological Revolution

"For scholars of the Copernican revolution, here's an unforeseen contribution that may strength the specialists to revise their lecture notes. Christopher Graney (with translation the help of Christina Graney) has virtually single-handedly revised the normal tale approximately Jesuit Giambattista Riccioli’s record of professional and con arguments for the heliocentric cosmology. immense shock: in 1651 the geocentric cosmology had technological know-how on its side." —Owen Gingerich, writer of God's Planet

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