English Collectors of Books and Manuscripts

Titre : English Collectors of Books and Manuscripts
Auteur : Seymour De Ricci
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780521156462
Libération : 2011-02-03

Télécharger Lire en ligne



This 1930 volume provides a historical study of English book and manuscript collectors from 1530 until the time of publication.

The Lemming Condition

Titre : The Lemming Condition
Auteur : Alan Arkin
Éditeur : Turtleback
ISBN-13 : 0785750274
Libération : 1989-01-01

Télécharger Lire en ligne



A young lemming is haunted by doubts about the purpose of the great march westward to the sea.

Saving Italy The Race to Rescue a Nation s Treasures from the Nazis

Titre : Saving Italy The Race to Rescue a Nation s Treasures from the Nazis
Auteur : Robert M. Edsel
Éditeur : W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN-13 : 9780393240450
Libération : 2013-05-06

Télécharger Lire en ligne



From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Monuments Men "An astonishing account of a little-known American effort to save Italy's…art during World War II."—Tom Brokaw When Hitler’s armies occupied Italy in 1943, they also seized control of mankind’s greatest cultural treasures. As they had done throughout Europe, the Nazis could now plunder the masterpieces of the Renaissance, the treasures of the Vatican, and the antiquities of the Roman Empire. On the eve of the Allied invasion, General Dwight Eisenhower empowered a new kind of soldier to protect these historic riches. In May 1944 two unlikely American heroes—artist Deane Keller and scholar Fred Hartt—embarked from Naples on the treasure hunt of a lifetime, tracking billions of dollars of missing art, including works by Michelangelo, Donatello, Titian, Caravaggio, and Botticelli. With the German army retreating up the Italian peninsula, orders came from the highest levels of the Nazi government to transport truckloads of art north across the border into the Reich. Standing in the way was General Karl Wolff, a top-level Nazi officer. As German forces blew up the magnificent bridges of Florence, General Wolff commandeered the great collections of the Uffizi Gallery and Pitti Palace, later risking his life to negotiate a secret Nazi surrender with American spymaster Allen Dulles. Brilliantly researched and vividly written, the New York Times bestselling Saving Italy brings readers from Milan and the near destruction of The Last Supper to the inner sanctum of the Vatican and behind closed doors with the preeminent Allied and Axis leaders: Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Churchill; Hitler, Göring, and Himmler. An unforgettable story of epic thievery and political intrigue, Saving Italy is a testament to heroism on behalf of art, culture, and history.

The Familiarity of Strangers

Titre : The Familiarity of Strangers
Auteur : Francesca Trivellato
Éditeur : Yale University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780300156201
Libération : 2014-05-14

Télécharger Lire en ligne



Taking a new approach to the study of cross-cultural trade, this book blends archival research with historical narrative and economic analysis to understand how the Sephardic Jews of Livorno, Tuscany, traded in regions near and far in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Francesca Trivellato tests assumptions about ethnic and religious trading diasporas and networks of exchange and trust. Her extensive research in international archives--including a vast cache of merchants' letters written between 1704 and 1746--reveals a more nuanced view of the business relations between Jews and non-Jews across the Mediterranean, Atlantic Europe, and the Indian Ocean than ever before. The book argues that cross-cultural trade was predicated on and generated familiarity among strangers, but could coexist easily with religious prejudice. It analyzes instances in which business cooperation among coreligionists and between strangers relied on language, customary norms, and social networks more than the progressive rise of state and legal institutions.

Learning from Museums

Titre : Learning from Museums
Auteur : John Howard Falk
Éditeur : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN-13 : 9780742502949
Libération : 2000-01-01

Télécharger Lire en ligne



Visit our website for sample chapters!

The Total Library

Titre : The Total Library
Auteur : Jorge Luis Borges
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0713992719
Libération : 1999

Télécharger Lire en ligne



Jorge Luis Borges A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de The Total Library Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Mapping Cyberspace

Titre : Mapping Cyberspace
Auteur : Martin Dodge
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781134638994
Libération : 2003-09-02

Télécharger Lire en ligne



Mapping Cyberspace is a ground-breaking geographic exploration and critical reading of cyberspace, and information and communication technologies. The book: * provides an understanding of what cyberspace looks like and the social interactions that occur there * explores the impacts of cyberspace, and information and communication technologies, on cultural, political and economic relations * charts the spatial forms of virutal spaces * details empirical research and examines a wide variety of maps and spatialisations of cyberspace and the information society * has a related website at http://www.MappingCyberspace.com. This book will be a valuable addition to the growing body of literature on cyberspace and what it means for the future.

Kamo s Escape

Titre : Kamo s Escape
Auteur : Daniel Pennac
Éditeur : Walker Books Limited
ISBN-13 : 0744583535
Libération : 2004

Télécharger Lire en ligne



Kamo won't get on a bike. Not even his friend's grandfather's classic. He says he has a bad feeling - it turns out he was right. As he lies in his hospital bed it seems to his friends that their funny, crazy pal is turning into someone else - someone firece and strong who can escape from anywhere.

Pantagruel

Titre : Pantagruel
Auteur : François Rabelais
Éditeur : Hesperus Press
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015058120026
Libération : 2003

Télécharger Lire en ligne



François Rabelais holds a unique place in the history of world literature, and no more so than for his extraordinary satirical entertainment Gargantua and Pantagruel. Here the first of these volumes is presented in a new and lively translation. Pantagruel recounts the life a popular giant. From his portentous birth and colorful childhood, to his visit to Paris and his travels through Utopia, and not withstanding his enormous appetite, Pantagruel’s history is told with a breathtaking degree of gaiety and wit. Ingeniously coining new expressions, and with an unashamed obsession with bodily functions, Rabelais blends prose and poetry, the sacred and profound, to offer a heady satire of the religious society of his day. The result is a bawdy and brilliant celebration of life.

Thieves of Baghdad

Titre : Thieves of Baghdad
Auteur : Matthew Bogdanos
Éditeur : Bloomsbury USA
ISBN-13 : 1582346453
Libération : 2005-10-26

Télécharger Lire en ligne



He's a spit-and-polish Marine, a competitive boxer, a classics scholar, and an assistant DA in Manhattan. New York tabloids call him "pit bull" for his relentless prosecution of high-profile defendants like Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs and the "baby-faced butchers" of Central Park. When Baghdad fell, Colonel Matthew Bogdanos was in southern Iraq, tracking down terrorist networks through their financing and weapons smuggling--until he heard about the looting of the museum. Immediately setting out across the desert with an elite group chosen from his multiagency task force, he risked his career and his life in pursuit of Iraq's most priceless treasures. Thieves of Baghdad takes you from his family's flight to safety at Ground Zero on 9/11, to his mission to hunt down al-Qaeda terrorists in Afghanistan, and into the war-torn streets of Baghdad on the trail of antiquities. Colorful characters and double-dealing are the norm as Bogdanos tries to sort out what really happened during the chaos of war. We see his team going on raids and negotiating recoveries, blowing open safes and mingling in the marketplaces, and tracking down leads from Zurich and Amman to Lyons, London, and New York. In an investigation that led to the recovery of more than 5,000 priceless objects, complex threads intertwine, and the suspense mounts as the team works to locate the most sensational treasure of all, the treasure of Nimrud, a collection of gold jewelry and precious stones often called "Iraq's Crown Jewels." A mixture of police procedural, treasure hunt, wartime thriller, and cold-eyed assessment of the connection between the antiquities trade and weapons smuggling, Thieves of Baghdad exposes sordid truths about the international art and antiquities market. It also explores the soul of a man who is equal parts hardened Marine, dedicated father, and passionate scholar. Most of all, it demonstrates that, in a culture as old as that of the Middle East, nothing is ever quite what it seems.