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Similarities Between Italian And Italian Artists

- During the 15th century, as the Renaissance flourished in Italy, a separate movement of the Renaissance emerged in the Netherlands. The Netherlands, located north of Italy, independently developed a distinct artistic style that incorporated Gothic influences and emphasized observation of nature, symbolism, and attention to detail. Both Flemish and Italian artists were focused on accurately depicting physical realism through the use of chiaroscuro and linear perspective. However, some Italian artists such as Fra Angelico focused on spiritual message rather than naturalism....   [tags: Renaissance, Italian Renaissance]

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Failure of the Italian Revolutions

- The failure of the Italian revolutions cannot be attributed to one reason as there are a plethora of reasons which could be cited as a main cause. The main reasons which could be argued as the most important reasons for the failure of the Italian revolts are the lack of organisation within revolutionary groups, the Austrian army’s strength, the political and military inexperience of those in power, the Pope’s abandonment of the revolution, the hesitation of Charles Albert to front the campaign of unity and Bonaparte’s intervention....   [tags: Italian History]

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Analysis Of ' An Italian Straw Hat '

- In my adaptation of An Italian Straw Hat, the time period it would be set in is the present time. So, if someone were to perform this adaptation in 2075, they would dress the characters in the fashion styles of the 2010s. The location of this play is Johnson County, Kansas. There would need to be a couple of different set changes. The first set would be Ashley’s House. The next set should resemble a liquor store. Then there would need to be a set to resemble a fancy drug lord. And the final set needed would be a higher end house, primarily in a kitchen....   [tags: Wine, Alcoholic beverage, Italian wine]

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Camilo Di Cavour and The Italian Unification

- The Italian unification was brought by Camilo Di Cavour who was named the prime minister by Sardinia’s king Victor Emmanuel. Cavour was a man who worked hard and tirelessly to help expand Sardinia’s power. Cavour’s skillful diplomacy and excellent chose of alliance and set about gaining northern Italy for Sardinia. Cavour realized after a while that the road block was Austria. So in 1858 napoleon 3 agreed to help drive out Austria from Northern Italy. Cavour provoked a war against the Austrians and french and Italy went to war and won two consecutive wars in row....   [tags: italian unification, politics]

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The Italian

- The Italian Gothic literature changes from age to age to reflect the current socio-cultural situation of the time. Stories such as The Italian, The Monk, Vathek and writers such as Poe, Carter, Radcliffe and Shelley have presented facets of the Gothic. The Gothic is the representation of the darker side of awareness, a realm of neurosis and morbidity whereby it is a fantasy world that reveals secrets of the human personality. In this excerpt of The Italian, there are typical Gothic conventions of its age....   [tags: Gothic Literature Italian Essays]

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Leonardo Da Vinci, the Epitome of the Italian Renaissance

- Florence, the shelter for artists in need of wealthy patrons to give them an opportunity to rise to fame, was the center of innovation and creativity in the Italian Renaissance. This renowned city was famous for supplying some of the best artists in the world and for creating the some of the world’s most treasured art. Leonardo da Vinci, possibly one of the greatest painters in the world, was born in Florence and lived his adulthood in Florence, the essence and heart of the Italian Renaissance. Leonardo da Vinci virtually changed the world and the Italian Renaissance by greatly influencing it with his fresh and unique ideas....   [tags: Italian Renaissance, Art]

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Representation of Female Characters in Italian Television Commercials

- Old fashioned images Apparently, very little seems changed since the time of the Goffman’s analysis. His search is not entirely comparable with the GEMMA ones, because it refers to different times, contexts, and media, but the majority of the detected representations has more than one point of contact with the survey of the Canadian sociologist. In particular, the Goffman’s role function, ie the association between masculinity and positions of power and femininity and secondary tasks, often related to the of the f home keeping and the care of the family, is also found in most of our sample, populated by many housewives and few female workers....   [tags: Women, Italian Television Commercials]

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The Deception and Destruction of Purity in The Italian

- The Deception and Destruction of Purity in The Italian Purity in the Gothic genre can be perceived from so many points of view. It involves sex, beauty, perception, and people's position in society. "The Italian" has many characters that behold either one or more of these traits. In this paper, we will explore how Ann Radcliffe uses purity and the deception and destruction of it to enhance her character's role in the Gothic genre. "The sweetness and fine expression of her voice attracted his attention to her figure, which had a distinguished air of delicacy and grace; but her face was concealed in her veil....   [tags: Italian Essays]

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Morality and Egos in Radcliffe's The Italian

- Morality and Egos in The Italian      The gothic tradition loves to play with the morality of a character and this explains one's egotistical tendencies.  In Radcliffe's Italian, no matter which side of the morality tree a character stands on, Satan has slipped a little pride in everyone's apple.  The role of doubles begins before Poe popularizes it.  Radcliffe works hard to create evil twins and/or corresponding halves to some of the characters in order to demonstrate the power of pride.  The gender roles of both male and female characters in The Italian do not always correlate to an archetype.  Radcliffe bends not only the gender rules, but also the stature expectations of the reader to...   [tags: Italian Essays]

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Pairing Of Italian Red Wines And Food For Valentines Day

- Pairing of Italian Red Wines and Food for Valentines Day Valentines Day: Red, of Course Valentines Day is literally right around the corner. What could be more romantic than Italian wines and appropriate food pairings. Think of Italy and you think Romance and Wine, interchangeably. So, naturally, here we will look into Valentine 's Day wine and food pairings that will help you plan your night. Italian wines have not received the press that French wines have over the years. Considering the percentage of wines that Italy, in fact produces, the lack of notoriety is to the advantage of the consumer....   [tags: Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Italian wine]

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Bella Vita, An Italian Inspired Restaurant And Bar

- The context of this summary is about the service process of Bella Vita, an Italian inspired restaurant and bar in New Plymouth. The whole purpose is to gain knowledge and to analyze various aspects of services provided by Bella Vita. The primary objective is to experience the service offered by Bella Vita and to figure out its service outcome. It is followed by collecting secondary data about the services offered by the restaurant, analyzing the pros and cons, and providing conclusions and recommendations....   [tags: Customer service, Customer, Italian cuisine, Good]

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The War Experience in Italian Film

- The War Experience in Italian Film The experience of war as it is presented throughout the history of Italian cinema is a uniquely composite display of historical reverence and cultural consecration. An analysis of this experience in all of its manifestations can be discerned from the evaluation of one or several works from the post-World War II period within the corpus of the Italian cultural signification. It follows from this approach that the essence of the results of this analysis will then represent an appreciative grasp of the aforementioned corpus....   [tags: Italian Italy Cinema Movies Film]

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Holes: The Italian Job Comparison

- The Italian job comparison The Italian job and its remake have almost nothing to do with each other but they have something alike and say this is because both of the movies are about heisting gold. The problem is that the first one is more Italian oriented than the newer version. First I will talk about the first movie and then the remake. All right the first now that is somewhat more planning than actually doing. The plot is the main character Charlie Croker played by Michael Caine is just getting out of prison for stealing cars....   [tags: Italian Job Film Remake Comparison]

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Use of Foreshadowing in Anne Radcliffe's The Italian

- Use of Foreshadowing in The Italian Anne Radcliffe incorporates many aspects of the Gothic into her novel, The Italian. In this book, one can find an exciting exploration of an exotic culture, a history of family secrets, subtle hints at supernatural forces at work, and Gothic architecture in both ruins and in the Inquisition prison. However, perhaps the most prominent feature of the Gothic used in this novel is the element of suspense. Radcliffe creates suspense in The Italian through a chain of foreshadowed events that lure the reader further and further into the story....   [tags: Anne Radcliffe The Italian]

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Vendetta and the Ritualized Revenge Motif in Popular Italian Film

- Vendetta and the Ritualized Revenge Motif in Popular Italian Film Italian cinema is conventionally associated with neorealist films and their contribution to the international art film movement. However, while these films tend to draw on the ideas and artistic creativity of individual directors such as Fellini, Antonioni, and De Sica; there is also a strong tradition of genre cinema evident in more popularized examples of Italian film. Emerging in the post-war era, these filone, or formula films, were inspired by established American models such as the "sword and sandal" hero epic, the western, and the gangster film....   [tags: Italian Movies Film Films Essays]

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Christmas Eve: Italian Food

- It is Christmas Eve at my grandparent’s house. I am sitting around the table in the noisy dining room with my whole family. As the seven different fish dishes finish cooking, my grandfather begins to place each one on the table in front of us. My favorite Christmas Eve dish is the first to come out—linguine with clams. As my grandfather enters the room, my senses are suddenly overwhelmed with the smell of the homemade white sauce and the fresh shellfish. My grandfather slowly sets the bowl of linguine with clams in the center of the table and I can barely stop myself from diving right into it....   [tags: la vigilia, italians]

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The Italian

- In Ann Radcliffe's "The Italian", the very first thing that we see described is a veiled woman: "It was in the church of San Lorenzo at Naples, in the year 1758, that Vincentio di Vivaldi first saw Ellena di Rosalba. The sweetness and fine expression of her voice attracted his attention to her figure, which had a distinguished air of delicacy and grace; but her face was concealed in her veil. So much was he fascinated by the voice, that a most painful curiosity was excited as to her countenance, which he fancied must express all the sensibility of character that the modulation of her tones indicated" (5).Even without knowing anything about Gothic elements, this indicates...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Italian Renaissance

- Question 2 Traveling to the past would be amazing, just imagining how it would be if we were able to go back in time and see what our ancestors saw and lived. However going back in time with no choice what so ever of where I was going and in what time period I would end up in is a bit frightening. This essay will explain how I would determine that by a mysterious force I ended up in the Italian Renaissance. Being in a completely different part of the world is a bit challenging; I can only contemplate how hard it would be if I was in a different area of the world in a different epoch....   [tags: Middle Ages, Renaissance, Europe, Periodization]

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The Italian Renaissance

- The Italian Renaissance marked a pivotal time for theatre, as well as art in general. It spanned roughly from the year 1400-1600 CE. This era took place following the barbarous Middle Ages, or “Dark Ages”. It was at the end of the 14th Century that a vast group of scholars decided that they had entered a new “rebirth” era of learning, literature, and culture. Many factors contributed to the Italian Renaissance, both geopolitical and economic. During this time, the power of the church was weakening, which made it easier for artists such as playwrights to be more expressive with their work....   [tags: Renaissance, Middle Ages, Italy, Florence]

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The Italian Peninusula

- The Italian Peninsula is one of the three main peninsulas of the Southern part of Europe (and the other two peninsulas are the Iberian Peninsula and the Balkan Peninsula), each spread apart 1,000 km from the Po Valley in the north to the central Mediterranean Sea in the south. The peninsula has always been bordered by the Tyrrhenian Sea on the west, the Ionian Sea on the south, and the Adriatic Sea on the east. The inner part of the Apennine Peninsula contains the Apennine Mountains, from which it takes its own name, the northern part has very large plains and the coasts are all lined with cliffs....   [tags: mediterranean and ionian sea]

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The Italian Renaissance

- The Italian Renaissance, which being in Italy in the14th century. Was an immense transformative period in western history. This important era took hold of its granted the impact it had on the development of art and more specifically architecture the artists of the Renaissance era turned their gaze toward the classical world searching for ways to revive in absorb the humanistic ideals of antiquity in creating a completely new form architecture. The architectural vital to the Italian Renaissance traces its roots back to the ages of roman ancient times....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Rome, Italy, Roman Empire]

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The Italian Renaissance

- The Italian Renaissance was a special period that began around the later part of the 14th century and lasted up until the early portion of the 16th century. Plumb’s book gives a broad scope of this era, from its emergence stemming after the middle ages, up until the sack of Rome in 1527 under Emperor Charles V. Plumb enlightens his readers on how the great rebirth came about through commerce, finance, and fresh set of ideals that this new humanistic period discovered. In doing so, Plumb illuminates how a war-ravaged non politically structured society was able to achieve such wonderful new outlook on life....   [tags: Renaissance, Florence, Italy, Venice]

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The Italian Mob And The Russian Mafia

- When people think of organized crime, they think of the Italian mob and the Russian mafia. They are the ones that they see in movies and on television, and the ones that they hear about the most. However, they were created a couple centuries after their Asian counterparts, the Yakuza in Japan, and the Triads in China. These Asian syndicates were founded in the sixteenth and seventeenth century. They consisted of merchants and other people in what was basically the middle class. They were just groups of poorer people who were just looking for protection or were trying to help other people....   [tags: Organized crime, Mafia, Yakuza, American Mafia]

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On The Godfather, Italian-Americans, and the Mafia

- On The Godfather, Italian-Americans, and the Mafia The Godfather, released in 1972 by Paramount Pictures, set a course for the comeback of the gangster genre after its decline in the 1960’s. With its main characters as Sicilian-Americans, Hollywood continued to use them to portray criminals, particularly members of the mafia. The film is set in New York City between 1945 and 1955, and is centered around the fictional Corleone crime family. With The Godfather, Hollywood managed to bring light to Italian-American culture....   [tags: film franchises, story analysis]

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Italian Culture: Food and Wine

- When trying to decide what I wanted to do my Multicultural Symposium Project on I thought about all the places I have always wanted to visit. Italy has always been a place I wanted to vacation to. Who wouldn’t. There is a lot of culture there from fashion to art and of course the food to name a few. Some of the most known name brands of clothing or handbags orientated from there. It is the wine country. Family and food are always important in the Italian culture. I would first like to cover religion....   [tags: catholic church, traditions]

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The Italian Immigrants of Post-1880

- ... Sometimes Italians in construction would live in boxcars while working on a long-term project. This can be seen in the third picture of the additional links, Italian Laborers, Padrones, and Pernicious Pasta. The boxcar is not very large space and is being shared by three workers. There is obviously no plumbing, very filthy, and most likely without furniture inside. The men look grimy and worn out in the photo. The workday would usually be over ten hours a day, more than five days a week so it is understandable why some would opt just to live on the worksite....   [tags: english language, living conditions]

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The Influence Of The Italian Renaissance

- European lifestyle changed again after the fall of the manorial system in Europe. The 4th Crusade, in which Constantinople was captured by Venice, caused most of the changes. Many of the Greek and Roman writings were discovered in libraries in the city. Such writings were those of Aristotle and Galen. These writings sparked a new interest in learning and knowledge. Higher education was also founded during this time as the Catholic Church created universities. Priests taught subjects such as theology and medicine, and Cathedrals were used as schools....   [tags: Protestant Reformation, Holy Roman Empire]

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Napoleon and German and Italian Unification

- Napoleon Bonaparte as the Impetus of German and Italian Unification Unification in the simplest form is the process of creating one from many. Unifying a nation uses this same basic idea in creating one integrated nation from many; many territories, many economies, many governments,many social structures, many peoples, many histories, many memories. It is more than drawing lines on a map or bringing together many entities under a single government, unification is a detailed cultural process in which independent individuals come together to form a people and a loyalty, often sharing a common history, language, religion, or other factors....   [tags: Liberalism, Nationalism, Militarism]

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A History of Italian Food

- Imagine Italian cuisine without tomato as an ingredient or your favorite pasta without any tomato sauce. It sounds extraordinary to think that at one point in history Italian cuisine didn’t have tomato as a staple food. After the European exploration of the Americas, numerous amounts food we introduced into Europe, Eurasia and Africa. This helped evolve the Mediterranean diet as well as traditional Italian cuisine (MacLennan and Zhang, 131.) What makes Italian cuisine popular around the world today is that most dishes are made with a small number of ingredients; cooking methods are simple and the recipes are healthy....   [tags: Italy]

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The Italian and English Legal Systems

- Judicial systems have been used predominantly throughout the world to address disputes in various contexts, where accused criminals, to law enforcement officers and expert witnesses take part on a daily basis to resolve deputes in judicial manner (Silverman et al 2010). However, characteristics of the judicial systems differ from country/region to another, depending on the basis of the system which may cause an impact on the expert witness. As an explanation for the above statement, it could be said that legal systems fall into two systems, the adversarial system and the inquisitorial system....   [tags: Law]

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Analysis Of The Lithuanian And Italian Bootblack

- The immigrant 's experiences in the reading were overall very positive. The Lithuanian and Italian bootblack bothers stories started off rocky due to the Lithuanian listening to his fellow countrymen about how he must “look rich, even if you are not rich” using the small amount of money he brought with him to America to buy a an expensive suit and to bribe to the police officer to help secure a job in the slaughterhouse. The bootblack brothers were taken advantage of as soon they stepped off the boat....   [tags: Immigration, Human migration, Migrant worker]

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The Way An Italian Family Works

- The way an Italian family works is very simple, the women tend to the household duties and take care of the family, then the men are in charge and work to support the family. Everything that the women have to attend to includes cooking, cleaning, and taking care of the children. Arriving early for holidays is crucial for Italians mainly because the women have to begin cooking but also because of all the different food that has to be cooked. The Scotti family, which would be my papá’s side celebrated thanksgiving at my Aunt Angela and Uncle Al’s house....   [tags: Gender role, Family, Gender, Transgender]

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The Medici Influence and the Italian Renaissance

- Post-Middle Age Italy was afflicted by medieval wars and the bubonic plague. It needed a change to restore the vision of what Italy could become. This change revealed itself within the Medici family, who helped return glory and influence to Florence. The Medici family saw the value in contributing to the advancement of the greatest minds of the period. This was evident in their patronage of leading artists such as Michelangelo and of renowned teachers such as Galileo. The sphere of influence the Medicis enjoyed also extended to the political arena, which happened to be heavily influenced by the Catholic Church at the time....   [tags: European Renaissance Essays]

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The Medici Influence and the Italian Renaissance

- A post Middle Age Italy was afflicted by medieval wars and the bubonic plague. A change was needed to restore the vision of what Italy could become. This change was found within one family: the Medici’s, who helped to return the glory and influence to Florence. The Medici’s saw the value in contributing to the advancement of the greatest minds of the period. This was evident in their patronage of leading Artists such as Michelangelo and of renowned Teachers such as Galileo. The sphere of influence the Medici’s enjoyed also extended to the political arena, which happened to be heavily influenced by the Catholic Church at the time....   [tags: European Renaissance Essays]

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An Italian Name Of The Name Paola

- A. The name Paola is an Italian name that means small. My last name, Acuna, is one of the oldest Spanish last names in Mexico that arrived after Spain colonized it. It is connected to the Latin word ‘vicuna’ that describes a type of wool. It describes a person that worked with wool or was a shepherd by trade. I was not named after anyone in my family. My name was given to me by my paternal uncle who heard it from a friend and thought it was a lovely name for his first niece. As I was handed over to my mother in front of everyone in her hospital room my uncle casually mentioned the name ‘Paola’ and it stuck....   [tags: Family, High school, Grandparent, Father]

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The Cultural Influences Of The Italian Culture

- While certain nonverbal behaviors, particularly facial expressions such happiness, sadness, disgust, fear, anger, and surprise are universal and cross-cultural, many are related to our cultural influences. The meaning attached to these expressions can vary drastically. Kinesics; such as facial expression, body movement, gestures vary between cultures. It is commonly accepted in the Italian culture to use hand movement, as well as body movement while speaking. The movements are much less pronounced in the Japanese, Chinese, and the Northern European cultures, which do not use nearly as many kinesics....   [tags: Nonverbal communication, Culture, Eye contact]

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The Cuban And Italian American History

- Being born in the U.S as a Cuban/Italian American I’ve always found both of my cultures interesting. From where we are located to the many different things we eat, it’s all very new. On the Cuban side I know a decent amount about my heritage. I know that we are of spanish descent, Cuba is 90 miles from the U.S, and we speak spanish, yet we have different dialect compared to the rest of the spanish speaking countries. I know some history of Cuba and their change in political power, their involvement with the U.S., and the economy over in Cuba....   [tags: Cuba, Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolution]

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I Work At An Italian Restaurant

- I work at an Italian restaurant called Vic & Angelo’s. There is so many things I dislike about that place; more than I can count on my ten ashy dark fingers. The restaurant has gone downhill since I was hired there a year ago. My coworkers would most likely agree with me especially the ones that have worked there longer than me. I can go on all day on why I hate my job, but the top reasons I really hate working there because of how noisy it is, the smelly areas, and the unfairness to my fellow employees....   [tags: Olfaction, Odor, Smell, Bathroom]

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Christopher Columbus : An Italian Explorer

- Growing up, all throughout middle school and at my household Christopher Columbus was always being brought up and talked about for everything he had did. but the problem was it was never really explained well enough for me to understand what made him such an interesting person, and that is why I chose Christopher Columbus to write my paper on so I can understand what had made him such an interesting man. Christopher was an italian explorer, navigator, colonizer and citizen of the republic of genoa....   [tags: Christopher Columbus, Spain, Atlantic Ocean]

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The Era Of The Italian Renaissance

- The era of the Italian Renaissance was a time period for many great thinkers whose minds helped shape the way that people see the world today and Niccolo Machiavelli is certainly no exception. He is most assuredly one of the top philosophical and political minds in the history books and has been an inspiration for many leaders. Unfortunately, tyrannical dictators such as Adolf Hitler were known to use Machiavelli’s teachings in their quest for power so the world has not always viewed this man in the most positive light, even with the things that he tried to teach....   [tags: Florence, House of Medici, Niccolò Machiavelli]

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The Italian Ways of Life

- Weddings in Italy are very different from the way American do theirs. Italian’s have lots of traditions that make sense, but don’t necessarily mean the things will happen. For example, the bride and groom will walk to their wedding ceremony together. On their way there the bride and groom will be set up with certain obstacles. One obstacle could be a broom in the road, and if the bride stops to pick it up that means she’ll keep the house clean and organized. If there’s a baby that needs help and she stops to help the baby, then that means she’ll be a good mother....   [tags: Culture ]

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Italian Renissance and the Reformation

- The renaissance and the reformation are the beginning of the golden age of Europe. Many economic, religious, and cultural changes occurred during this time period. The economic and cultural rise of Italian city-states, the recentralization of government in northern Europe, and the separation of the Roman Catholic Church into different Catholic and Protestant groups were important achievements for Europe during this time. The renaissance and the reformation were not only the beginning of the modern western world, but also set the stage for the European rise in global colonization, which gave way to the birth of our glorious nation....   [tags: Golden Age, Changes, Effects]

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Art in the Italian Renaissance

- The Italian Renaissance included some of the greatest artists we have ever seen from Leonard Da Vinci, to Michelangelo, and Raphael. The Renaissance took place from the late thirteenth to sixteenth centuries and is know as the ‘rebirth’. The idea that the rebirth of the arts after being asleep for a thousand years is an amazing thing to grasp. This time brought back light to liberal arts, which were on the brink of being extinct. (Murray 2) What is also interesting about art during this time was that most of the art had Christian in its roots, for example, Botticelli’s The Allegory of Spring (Faure 1) is said to have had a Christian interpretation....   [tags: European Renaissance Essays]

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Charles Luciano: An Italian Mobster

- ... This deal was so important, and me messing it up wasn’t very good for my reputation. At this point, the criminal community wasn’t as fond of me as they used to be. In order to regain my reputation, Rothstein gave me the idea of buying high end seats for a boxing match to give to top gangsters and politicians. Rothstein also taught me how to dress properly in classy clothes. These two tactics in tandem allowed me to regain my reputation. Rothstein not only gave me the tools necessary to prosper during Prohibition, but he also saved me from going under in the criminal community....   [tags: Gangster, Crime, New York]

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The Italian Ways of Life

- Of course everyone loves to have a giant feast on Christmas Day. You wouldn’t even believe all the mouth watering meals and desserts they cook up. Instead of having Christmas Eve on the twenty-fifth Italians have it on the fifth of January. Also, on that night the children will hang up their stockings, like us, but instead of waiting for Santa Claus the children wait for Befana. She’s a witch like character that rides a broom stick, but a good witch. There’s a story that goes along with it too: “Three Wise Men, I re magi, stopped at Befana's hut to ask directions on their way to Bethlehem and asked her to join them....   [tags: Culture ]

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Tarantella: Tarantism in Italian Society

- “Music is a resource for human relationships and identities, an “anchor” that serves as a foundation for activity; inexorably musical practices are social practices” (Blackstone 6). This quote directly describes the role of the tarantella and tarantism in Italian society. Tarantism is the oldest and most elaborate spider myth that is still recounted in modern times (Isbister 549-553). This myth is described as the effect that the bite of a tarantula would have on an individual, causing many negative symptoms....   [tags: Music ]

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Italian Renissance and the Reformation

- The European Renaissance was a turning point in the way people saw art, literature, and architecture. These new views soon led to the Reformation, or the reforming of the Catholic Church. These changes led Europe out of the middle ages and into modern times. The Renaissance began after Europe began recovering from the Black Death. Anyone who had survived was just happy to be alive and started focusing more on material things, rather than religious ones. Another reason the focus shifted from religious thoughts was because of the Great Schism....   [tags: Catholicism, Middle Ages]

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Italian Renissance and the Reformation

- Could you imagine living in a time where you had to adhere to everything the church said. For the men and women of the fourteenth century, this was their life; marriages were arranged, men worked while the women would stay home and raise the children. You rested your faith solely in the hands of uneducated “spiritual” leaders. As Italy’s city-states grew through trade and commerce, they flourished economically and intellectually. This led to a peak in the interest of Classical literature, art, social, and political ideas of Greece/Rome....   [tags: Church Influence, Soul]

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The Father of Italian Language

- ... The hoarders and wasters are kept in circle four described as flat hard-baked clay. This circle consists of two gigantic mobs one of hoarders and of wasters. The two mobs each struggle against boulders that represent their obsession, material wealth. When the two boulders finally collide the hoarder mob yells ‘Why waste?’ while the waster mob yells “Why hoard?’ the two mobs eventually separate and repeat this process for eternity. Circle five known as the River Styx is for the wrathful and sullen: those who were quick to anger and bad-tempered....   [tags: Dante Alighieri, Italy, language, history]

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The Italian Anatomist Gabriel Fallopius

- Gabriel Fallopius was one of the most noteworthy and respected Italian anatomists of the sixteenth century. He was known as many things during his life time. Although, to this day, he is well known for many of the great discoveries he encountered. During his lifetime of the 16th century, many people didn’t know much about the inside of today’s reproductive system, how they looked like, or what they were. Gabriel Fallopius inspired so many of his students to continue researching in the medical field who later became famous medical professionals....   [tags: Gabriel Fallopius, Anatomists, history, ]

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Italian Women of the Renaissance

- Across Europe, between 1400 and 1650, there were women present in all major styles of time. They worked along side of great artists and were developing new techniques and styles. Women also played a very important role in the Renaissance. Although not as well documented as their male counterparts, women worked along with the other great masters, were just as innovating, and were key in developing new techniques. Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 – 1652), daughter of a well-known Roman artist, was one of the first women to become recognized in her time for her work.....   [tags: Arts, Gentileschi, Anguissola ]

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Art of the Italian Renaissance

- One of the greatest stories from the Italian Renaissance is the one of Fillipo Brunelleschi and Lorenzo Ghiberti. In 1401, the directors of the art of the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral held a contest for artists; to create panels for a the doors on the east entrance (Kleiner, 560-2). Because the east doors faced the cathedral, the people thought it extremely prestigious to be able to participate in such a massive creation. After the first competition round, two finalists remained; Brunelleschi, an accomplished and experienced artist, and Ghiberti, a younger artist, but one with just as much talent....   [tags: European Renaissance Essays]

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Italian Renissance and the Reformation

- Imagine a time when disease is rampant and wars last decades. Imagine that God himself seems to have fallen silent despite the suffering in the world. How would you react. What would become of society. For the people of Europe, the answer was the Renaissance. For centuries now, Europe had been a place of great hardship. The Black Death had killed over two-thirds of the population, leading to soaring labor costs and a heavy sense of sadness. In the Catholic Church, the Great Schism between the eastern and western halves of the Church created a loss of faith and questions about religious authority....   [tags: Humanism, Protestantism]

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Italian Renissance and the Reformation

- The very definition of Renaissance is rebirth and that is exactly what happened to Europe during the Renaissance. It began in the urban society of Italy in primarily the city-state of Florence. The Black Death left the population of Europe very low and because of that combined with the decline of the church power, people began to emphasize individual achievements and show more interest in ancient Greek and Roman culture. Italian city-states were where the Renaissance began. The main 3 city-states were Milan, Venice and Florence....   [tags: Causes, Origin, Rebirth]

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Italian Culture and Society

- ... There is basis on which the Italian culture can be viewed as a single group of people. That basis would be there diverse ways of living from all other cultures and their patriotism for their country. Some aspects of Italian culture may pertain to other cultures but the uniqueness of this exact culture give it its own ability to strive as just one group. With closely knit communities, families, old loyalties to hometowns, and a striving economy people of the Italian culture are a single group of people that have survived using the same techniques as their cultural ancestors before them....   [tags: diverse ethnic groups]

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Italian Control Over Libya

- Italy negatively affected Libya while they had control over the territory. When the Ottomans had control of the territory, it was split up into three provinces: Tripolitania, Cyrenaica and Fezzan. Then the Italians reorganized its new colony as Libya with four provinces: Tripoli, Misratah, Benghazi, and Darnah. Fezzan was renamed South Tripolitania and remained a military territory. Italy found a very complicated political situation in Libya with the exodus of the Ottomans. They found it hard to extend their authority past coastal cities because Arab nationalism was a largely urban movement, Bedouin tribesmen in the interior were passionate about Islam, and no one was submissive to Italian r...   [tags: ottomans, tripolitania, cyrenaica]

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Italian Neorealism in Film

- Neorealism developed as a reaction against the Fascist film style that typified Italian cinema under Mussolini (Prince, 2004, p. 353). Under Mussolini’s rule the film industry in Italy predominantly created epic historical films or upper-class melodramas that only served as a form of propaganda, advertising to the world the magnitude of the country. In reality the Italy was far from flourishing, plagued by unemployment, housing problems and severe poverty, the population was suffering, an idea not reflected in the Italian film industry....   [tags: Censorship, Mussolini]

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Italian Culture with Michael

- Michael Murano is a 11 year old who’s ancestry stretches back the year 1540 to Alfonso and Russiano Murano who lived in Salerno Italy. Salerno Italy is located in the south-western part of Italy off the cost of the gulf of Salerno in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Italian culture is extremely diverse and has said to influenced Western culture as well as Europe throughout history. The Renaissance is popularly called the re-birth of art in Europe and was so with many different types of art and entertainment including traditional court style dances, improvisational theater, highly skilled and stunning glass making, and blood filled gladiator bouts....   [tags: Renaissance, commedia, theater, Italy]

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Italian Ceramics: Vietri Tableware

- ... Archaeological finds on the place refer to tombs with Corinthian style ceramic items. The name that was used during Longobard period - “Veteri” - suggests the existence of an ancient town. During XI century it was a part of Salerno, then belonged to Cava de’ Tirreni until XIX century. The production of pottery became a specialization since medieval time (the majolica floors of the most ancient churches of the Coast have all been produced in Vietri). But it is between the XIX and XX century that the process becomes almost industrial....   [tags: plate, handmade, authentic]

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Early Italian Renaissance Art

- The artistic theme in which an artist depicts the Virgin Mary with Jesus Christ as a child is known as the ‘Madonna and Child’. This depiction has its roots in Early Christian art due to the iconic roles that Christ and Mary play in the Christian religion (Dunkerton 37). The ‘Madonna and Child’ has had a place in many of the early periods and traditions of art. Religious themes were able to command such a strong presence in the history of art due to their role as devotional aides in churches and other religious buildings (Dunkerton 27)....   [tags: Machiavelli, religious art, Madonna and Child]

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Italian Music

- With more than four and half million Italian immigrants arriving to American between the years of 1876-1924, traditions, food, literature and an immense amount of Italian culture was slowly spread nationwide. With that, Italian music was also brought across seas. Music in New York City began developing rapidly during the nineteenth century as the number of immigrants and residents steadily increased. Italian music has become popular genre with many subdivisions. Italian music has also become an influential genre of music on other types of popular music....   [tags: Music Analysis ]

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Italian Immigrants

- Immigration began late for the Italian population. With the main period of immigration coming in the late 19th century, Italians were already several steps behind the Irish, German, and French immigrants (Nelli 38). This proved to be detrimental to the Italians as the previous immigrants had already stitched themselves to the flag producing a resolute hatred for incoming immigrants, one of which was Salvatore Rossi. Having fled Italy in 1897 due to economic hardship, he pursued the “American Dream” in New York, by obtaining an education and landing an uncommon job within the U.S....   [tags: Legal Issues, US Government]

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Italian Song

- Singing is one of the most highly enjoyed and respected forms of art for Italians. Opera began in Italy around 1600, and it is still an enormous part of the Italian spirit. Italians are zealous about opera and about good singing in general. Pictures of composers appear on national stamps, and streets in every town are named for musicians. Almost every small town has its own lyric theatre, and opera is programmed regularly on Italian radio and television. Music’s renown in Italy did not burst into bloom overnight....   [tags: Art, Music]

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Italian Unification

- Before 1860 Italy was a collection of independent states controlled by other European powers or the rich noble families of the region. After Napoleon’s defeat in 1815, the Congress of Vienna split Italy into eight independent states with major influences from the surrounding powers of Spain, France and especially Austria. Uprisings against the state governments swept the country, but were suppressed by the Habsbergs1 in Northern Italy. This however, was soon to change. Giuseppe Mazzini, Count Camilo Benso Cavour and Giuseppe Garibaldi organized and inspired the people of Italy to unite and support a solid constitution which was not only key to unification but gave long term stability to Ita...   [tags: independent states, Giuseppe Mazzini,]

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Italian Neorealism

- The aim of this report is to discuss Italian Neorealism (Neorealismo); looking at how the movement played a significant element in European cinema during and after the times of Benito Mussolini’s fascist regime. The report not only looks at how but why Neorealism became a growing phenomenon for filmmakers during its debatable 10 year period, and what implication of messages these Neorealist directors were trying to send out through their films. Backed up by several reliable book sources, the evidence for this report will also highlight the influences Neo-realism has created in modern filmmaking today....   [tags: European Cinema]

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Italian Renaissance

- • The Renaissance was a rebirth that took place throughout Europe, it was started in Italy because of three advantages: thriving cities, a wealthy merchant class, and the heritage of Greece and Rome. `The Italian Renaissance was the rebirth of art and classical knowledge. It was a rich period of development where art became very popular in the evolving civilization. Due to the renaissance rebirth there was a greater need for: scientists, artists, and architects, many of them also used the ancient Greek and Roman ideas to help with their own projects....   [tags: Cities, Merchants, Heritage]

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Italian Neo-Realism Cinema

- In this essay I will look at the emergence of Italian neo-realist cinema and how Italian Neo-realism has been defined and classified in the film industry as well as how its distinct cinematic characteristics could only have been conceived in Italy and how these characteristics set the neo-realist style apart from other realist movements and from Hollywood. The Italian Neo-Realist movement began to emerge with the fall of Mussolini's Fascist regime in 1943 and was able to entirely establish itself with the end of World War II with the end of German occupation....   [tags: Film Analysis ]

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Italian Neorealismd Films

- Italian neorealism, a film movement pioneered in Italy is recognised by its use of non professional actors, being shot on location, and plots concerning the working class or the impoverished. Italian neorealist films dealt with difficulties faced everyday by the working class; the stories were prompted by the conditions left after the second world war, and they often had open ended narratives. Stylistically the films were loose, fluid, often documentary-like.[1] Neorealist pioneer, Cesare Zavattini, wished to eradicate the use of contrived plots and professional actors, and the critic Umberto Barbaro stated Neo-Realism will take care of what is lacking in current Italian cinema....   [tags: Reality, Politics]

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Symbolism of Italian and French Theatre and Opera

- Introduction The “Querelle des Bouffons” ("Quarrel of the Comic Actors") was a cultural war over the comparative merits of French and Italian opera styles. It was divided into two camps; the supporters of Italian music known as the coin de la reine, and the partisans of French music known as the coin du roi. However the querrelle had political and social implications with supporters of the royal establishment championing French opera, they saw as being forged on the principles of French classicism and absolutist ideology, while proponents of Enlightenment saw in Italian opera a vehicle for subversive attacks on that establishment....   [tags: Humanities, Theatre]

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A Brief Note On The Italian Healthcare System

- Italy is a developed country in Europe with a population of 59.83 million people. Life expectancy is the second highest in Europe and ranks tenth in the world, having an average lifespan of 82.2 years. Italian healthcare has been universal since 1978 and has remained effective ever since. Italy is ranked as the second best healthcare system, just behind France. There are many factors that ensure the effectiveness of the Italian healthcare system, such as government funding and individual cost, private insurance companies, medical technology, and preventative measures and the spread of diseases....   [tags: Health insurance, Health care, Health economics]

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Leonardo Da Vinci : The Italian Renaissance

- Leonardo da Vinci: The Italian Renaissance man The Italian Renaissance was a crucial part in European history due to the changes of the economy, conceptions of the landscape, etc. There were also many people who helped build the importance of the Italian Renaissance which one in particular was a brilliant man named Leonardo da Vinci. He was highly considered to be one of the greatest painters of Europe, but many fail to realize that his field of talent stretched far beyond his artwork. Leonardo da Vinci was a multitalented individual during his time in the Italian Renaissance and worked in many fields including architecture, botany, mathematics, engineering, astronomy, and numerous others....   [tags: Leonardo da Vinci, Florence, Michelangelo]

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Women 's Influence On Italian Harlem

- Women had a complicated role in Italian Harlem society because they had power in some areas, but not all. The domus, the family’s home, is where the women were able to exercise their powers. However, when it came to public events and ceremonies, such as the festa, for the Madonna of 115th Street, women endured sufferings that men did not have to experience. The contrasting images of women in Italian Harlem caused a complex relationship between the devotion to the Madonna of 115th Street and the social institutions of Italian Harlem....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Family, Society]

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Studying Italian and American Cinema In Rome

- From the 24th of May until the 1st of July, I will be traveling to Rome to study Italian and American cinema. My studies will compliment my full immersion into the Italian society. For the duration of the trip I will be staying in apartments near the American University of Rome campus, the campus where I will be taking my classes, and I will be living like a local. In addition to my course work, I will explore Italy through planned group excursions to Florence and Pompeii and through individually planned activities....   [tags: Education/Travel]

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Italian Baroque Characteristics

- One of the characteristics of the Italian Baroque is the realistic depiction of human figures, vivid use of color and foreshadowing techniques, especially in the paintings. In addition, the figures of the paintings seem to emerge from the background, giving huge differences between light and dark. The Italian baroque structure has a sense of movement and that of energy when in static form. The sculptures make the observers to have multiple viewpoints. The Baroque architecture has characteristic domes, colonnades, giving an impression of volume and void....   [tags: Art Analysis]

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The Spanish And Italian Literatures Of The 19th Century

- My research explores political essay in the Spanish and Italian literatures of the second half of the nineteenth century. In particular, I analyze the perception of a “national/supranational conscience” to prove how European liberal thinkers in nineteenth century attempt to build and establish a supranational entity. As “supranational” I intend a shift in international politics - constituted by the agreement among sovereign states - to create common structures of power and identity (Neyer 2012)....   [tags: Europe, European Union, 19th century, Spain]

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The Style And Design Of The Italian Renaissance Gardens

- Belvedere meaning “beautiful view” in Italian is a word that many people correlated with the style and design of the Italian Renaissance gardens. The sight of these gardens were truly remarkable in a time where design would settle for nothing less of such. Throughout the report many things will be brought to light in relation to the Renaissance gardens. This report will include many sub-sections that will pertain to the design of these gardens. These sections include, the history of the Renaissance gardens, their influences, the garden’s features and the multiple purposes of the different gardens from the Renaissance....   [tags: Renaissance, Middle Ages, Florence, Venice]

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The Italian Baroque’s Love of The Dramatic

- The Italian Baroque’s love of dramatic effects in artistic expression is one of the most recognizable features of the Italian Baroque. Architecture, music, painting, and sculpture all have very good examples that utilize dramatic effects very effectively. In the next few minutes, we will explore an example of each and highlight the various features that illustrate the dramatic effects that characterize the Italian Baroque. We will begin with Artemisia Gentileschi’s painting Judith and Maidservant with Head of Holofernes....   [tags: The Arts]

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Italian Education Report

- First, address a cordial greeting to the authorities that are here today representing the Government and Parliament. In addition, this year I greet and thank all those who helped make this ceremony with their work and their participation. A special greeting to the true protagonists of the event: the people here, those who follow us from afar. Greetings to all schools, with special affection and trust that teachers are the main walls of our school, and to technical non-teaching staff. And with a salute to pupils' families whose participation in educational children and grandchildren is essential....   [tags: Government]

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Swot Analysis : An Italian Based Organization

- SoftMagic is an Italian based organization that developed an innovative method to create Web and mobile applications by modeling user’s interactions as opposed to write lines of code. The organization struggles to penetrate the U.S. market, and there is lack of a strategy. The document contains a revised strategy for the organization to penetrate of the U.S. market. There is a review of SoftMagic business systems, processes, and technology across core disciplines. The integration of quantitative and qualitative information from finance, business development, marketing, sales, and support departments enables the presentation of a comprehensive view of the organization’s current state....   [tags: Software engineering]

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Art with Science: The Italian Renaissance and Art

- “No painter can paint well without a thorough knowledge of geometry” (qtd. in Butterfield 27). The Italian Renaissance is famous for its art which includes unique style of painting and sculpting, however, the Renaissance made significant remark on the use of scientific techniques which also can be considered as the influence of classical ideas. Although, classical ideas were not advanced like in the Renaissance, it provided the foundation for the Renaissance to revive it again. The Italian Renaissance transformed the manner of viewing the arts....   [tags: classical age, catholic church]

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