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Italy for the Global Village

- Italy for the Global Village Throughout the last half-century many countries have changed significantly. Italy was one country that coasted its way through the world’s major changes, just ‘going with flow’ of time and new world policies. The attitude of ‘going with the flow’ needs to change now though more than ever in Italy. In the past few years Italy’s population has aged rapidly- leaving very few native working aged citizens. Italy’s technological advancements or lack thereof has also hit quite a few speed-bumps....   [tags: Italy's lack of technological development]

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Renaissance Imperial Power Structures Of Italy

- Hi everyone, So, I read and reviewed five volumes that I found to be representative of the recent scholarship on Renaissance Imperial power structures in Italy, the works span a range of imperial topics from Italian Cardinals and the Papacy, to the absolutist rulers of Italian cities like Milan and Florence. The works themselves are of course: Jane Black’s Absolutism in Renaissance Milan: A Plenitude of Power under the Visconti and the Sforza 1329-1535, Charles Stinger’s The Renaissance in Rome, Gerard Noel’s The Renaissance Popes: Statesmen, Warriors, and the Great Borgia Myth, Margaret Ann Zaho’s Imago Triumphalis: The Function and Significance of Triumphal Imagery for Italian Renaissance...   [tags: Florence, Renaissance, Italy, Rome]

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Etruscan Civilization : Ancient Italy

- Etruscan civilization is the modern English name that they gave to the civilization of ancient Italy. Their homeland was in the area of central Italy, just north of Rome, which is called Tuscany today. The Etruscan civilization had lasted from the 8th century BC to the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC. Although, in the 6th century the Etruscans expanded their influence over a wide area of Italy, where they founded city-states in the north and south of Italy. The Etruscans spoke a unique language that was unrelated to those of their neighbors....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Rome, Italy, Etruscan civilization]

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A Visit to Italy

- A Visit to Italy The capital city of Italy is a very extraordinary place to visit. The population of Rome is well over two-million. The people there are very friendly and are extremely proud of their country. Rome is a beautiful bustling city that has a moderate cli mate. The temperature usually stays around eighty degrees. The main way of transportation is by bus. The side walk cafes are very popular in Rome. The cafes were always populated with happy Italians and a few curious tourists....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, Rome, Italy]

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The Fascists’ Control of Italy and their Social and Economic Policies

- The Fascists’ social and economic policies up to 1939 significantly aided their control over Italy yet may not be cited as the sole cause. The Fascist party’s social and economic policies along with other factors attributed to the overall control of Italy. Through such policies it was a certainty that the Fascist party would hold complete power over the population of Italy in each aspect of an individual’s life whether it was their leisure time through the Dopolavoro or at work under the corporate state system which was formally introduced in 1934....   [tags: Fascism, Italy, Economic Policies, government, ]

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Islam in Italy

- Islam in Italy Problems with format 'Like many minority communities of varying religious and ethnic backgrounds, Muslims have struggled to define their place in societies around the world.' As immigration patterns have ebbed and flowed through the centuries, Italy is one of many European countries that plays host to a growing number of Muslim immigrants.. Muslims struggle with identity, intermarriage, gender relations, worship, education, and civil rights in the context of their new country.....   [tags: Islam Italy History Essays]

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The Political History of Italy

- The political history of Italy is quite extensive. The Greeks were the first to settle in Italy and established colonies in the southern part of the country and in Sicily. There was not a sense of political reality as much as there was a civilization (Windows on Italy- History). While the Greeks controlled the south the Gauls, or Celtic people, ruled the north and the Po Valley. But the most important group to settle in Italy was the Etruscans. Because of their advanced civilization, the Etruscans were the only ones to establish political and cultural ideas before the Roman Empire (Windows on Italy- History)....   [tags: History of Italy Essays]

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Italy

- Italy Italy, is a boot shaped country in south-south eastern Europe. Italy, also known as the Italian Republic, is one of the seven most industrialized countries in the world. This lineup includes: United States, Russia, Germany, England, Japan, China and Italy. Italy is about the size of North Carolina and it has a population of around thirty-seven million people as of 1991. An interesting fact about the population of Italy is that it is neither growing nor shrinking. During the last decade, Italy's population hasn't exceeded a .9% increase or decrease in population....   [tags: Getting to Know Italy]

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The Vatican: Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy

- The Vatican: Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy "And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Matthew 16:18 Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican is one of the most exquisite churches in the world. The Basilica's importance is derived from the Bible, from the book of Matthew. The Apostle Peter is buried under the High Altar of Saint Peter's Basilica, providing fulfillment to the directive that Jesus gave to Peter....   [tags: Church Rome Italy Essays]

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Basilica San Zeno Maggiore: Vernona, Italy

- Basilica San Zeno Maggiore: Vernona, Italy ?On the west side of Verona Italy stands one of the city?s two beautiful basilicas, the Basilica San Zeno Maggiore.. The older of the two basilicas, San Zeno dates back to the year 1030.. Notable for her Romanesque style, San Zeno is equally fascinating to the modern viewer as she is historically significant.. There are two regional forms of Italian basilicas of the Medieval period: Tuscan and southern.. San Zeon is considered to be the most Romanesque basilica in Northern Italy....   [tags: Italy Monuments Geography Essays]

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The Effects of Catholicism on the Education of Women in Renaissance Italy

- The Effects of Catholicism on the Education of Women in Renaissance Italy According to Paul Grendler, the conservative, clerical pedagogical theorist Silvio Antoniano (1540-1603) reflected on women’s educational status in Renaissance Italy in one of his written works, claiming that “…a girl (should not) learn ‘pleading and writing poetry’; the vain sex must not reach too high…A girl should attend to sewing, cooking, and other female activities, leaving to men what was theirs”. Apparently, this was the common-held view concerning women’s education during that time....   [tags: Italy Education Italian History Religion Essays]

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The Evolving Roles of Women in the Economies of Greece and Italy

- The Evolving Roles of Women in the Economies of Greece and Italy The role of women in Greek and Italian culture has come a long way since the ancient days. In patriarchal societies, women were restricted to household chores, and were allowed little to no involvement in politics or economic matters. Since these times, major cultural shifts in each of the countries have helped lead the nations to a more western perception of sex roles in their cultures. In the following paragraphs, we will see how historical events have shaped the roles of women in Greek and Italian culture into their present form....   [tags: Women Economy Economics Greece Italy Papers]

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The Italy Republic

- According to an article written by Matt Goodwin called the, “Think Quest,” in 1861 Italy became a nation-state when the regional states of Peninsula, Sardinia, and Sicily became united. These states were united under the authority of King Victor Emmanuel II in the 1920s. When Benito Mussolini was established a Fascist dictatorship, the era of parliamentary government came to a close because a new alliance was formed with Hitler’s Germany. This new alliance with Nazi Germany led Benito Mussolini and Italy to its defeat during World War II....   [tags: Informative Essay]

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Unification of Italy

- Italy, before its process of revolution began, was mostly ruled by foreign powers and absolute monarchs. The country’s citizens decided they wanted a change in their government and freedom from the many rulers they experienced. In the beginning, the revolt was not organized and resulted in failure until they united and fought as one large group. With the help of some historical revolutionaries such as Mazzini, Garibaldi, Cavour and the combination of multiple independence wars, Italy finally saw a reconstruction of its government and a unification of the nation....   [tags: Austrian Rule, Period of Risorgimento]

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Music In Italy

- Music in Italy has a history ranging back as far as the year 230 AD. But let’s not take it year by year and instead generalize. We will just say before 1500. Music around this time was mainly religion oriented. One of the first signs of music in Italy was the chanting of Alleluia after recitation of Psalms. More hymns began to show up in 386. However, true music did not develop until the time between the 7th and 12th centuries. During this time, plainsong was created. Around 1000, the Guidonian Hand was created....   [tags: History, Romantic Era]

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When in Rome or All of Italy

- A trip to Italy is the trip of a lifetime. From visiting the Coliseum on the cobble stone roads of Rome to sipping a steamy cappuccino and people watching in the piazzas of Florence, any corner of this country is a sight to behold. The rugged geography, centuries of foreign rule, and diverse population are all important factors that contribute to Italian society. These elements combined with Italy’s rich history unite to create a colorful modern culture. Geography Italy is located in south-central Europe, which juts out into the Mediterranean Sea (Italy 2)....   [tags: tourism in Europe]

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India and Italy: Their History and Economy

- India and Italy have been part of the world since long time, both of the countries share unique features in them. India and Italy recently started having even stronger bonds with each other. Both the countries are part of ancient civilizations; people of India and Italy have continuous civilization since 2500 B.C.E. Both the countries can be compared and contrasted on the basics of their culture, religion, economy, history and trade stats etc. I have never seen Italy in my life but I hear people from Italy are similar to Indians in most of the ways and Italy itself attracts me as a beautiful country....   [tags: Economics Countries]

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Cultural Awareness the Country of Italy

- ... Italy is not the big player on the international stage it once was but tides change and it seems throughout its political history they have always kept their collective eye out for power and opportunity. So the world will always watch closely what happens in Italy as far as the political climate of a once world power. Geography & Economy The nation of Italy is located in southern Europe the boot shaped Republic also claims the islands of Sicily, and Sardinia. Italy borders Switzerland, France, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino and yes Vatican City that is located on the Italian main land but is its own country....   [tags: European countries]

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Is Italy A Good Safe Lifestyle?

- Every nation no matter the size or differences in cultures are all very similar. They are all similar because structurally very similar things are required to build and maintain any country or nation. Such things as government, religion, culture, economy, and education among other things are crucial for a nation to strive and for the people in that society to a good safe lifestyle. All of the vast countries all over the world go about this in different ways. Based on what the people who built and maintained the nation decided on....   [tags: High school, Secondary school]

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Italy Foods and Social Graces

- To educate our employees about foods and social graces happening in Italy, and to better understand appearance and fashion in Italy during their stay. When comparing common foods in Italy and Canada, there is a major difference in ordinary foods between the two countries. When it comes to Italy, they are used to eating one type of food and that is pasta. For the most part Italians stick to pasta for the most part and try different variations of food with pasta. Some of the most common foods in Italy are risotto, spaghetti, lasagna, penne mostaccioli, ravioli, thin spaghetti and cheapskate pasta....   [tags: fashion, canada, pasta]

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Italy and the European Union Enlargement

- Enlargement is the process through which new members join the European Union. Since 1957, when the first 'integrated Europe' was born, the EU went from 6 member states to 28. The six founding countries are: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and The Netherlands; thereafter, a lot of other Western countries joined from 1973 on, and, with the collapse of their regimes in 1989, several ex-communist Central and Eastern Europe countries became members between 2004 and 2007. Finally, in 2013 Croatia became the 28th EU member....   [tags: European Union Essays]

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The Influences of Religion on Italy

- Italy Italy is an European country. Italian is its official language, and 93% of the population is native Italian speakers. Its ethnic background includes small clusters of German-Italians, French-Italians, Slovene-Italians, Albanian-Italians, and Greek-Italians. With various clusters of people come various beliefs in religion. Religion has influenced the culture, artists, and national treasures of Italy in various ways. Culture is one aspect of Italy that is highly influenced by religion. Religion was part of the state constitution....   [tags: Religion]

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The History of Gothic Architecture in Italy

- Abbott Suger wanted to make Saint Denis a magnificent showplace as the royal Abbey church of France and burial place of French kings. Ribbed vault which were capable of spanning large areas was designed to make gothic churches larger. These Gothic Churches were characterized by enlarged clerestory zone, windows enormous size with inserted new zone and triforium below the ribbed vaults and supporting of an arcade of high piers lining of the nave. These characteristics ensured the support of the greater stress of taller, broader interiors and to create larger window areas as well as the external supports....   [tags: Architecture]

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The Health Care System Of Italy

- The health care system in Italy compared to the health care system in America is completely different from one another. Italy and America take two completely different approaches to a health care system which is supported by income tax and the private health sector (Glauco). In America the public health system is restricted to Medicare and Medicaid, which in turn means the private health insurance is the main source of health coverage (Glauco). The citizens of Italy pay approximately 50% of their income tax in order to receive free health coverage (Glauco)....   [tags: Health care, Health economics]

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Italy and Its Popular Landmark

- ... No one knows how old the Pantheon is, but it is known that it was made for Romulus, the mythological founder of Rome. One of the most surprising facts is each of the 16 foot, 60 ton columns were carried over 62 miles with no heavyweight machinery. Italy's currency is Euros. The Euro looks like a Nickel, and the Euro note looks like dollar bills in USD. The Euro note ranges from five to five hundred. The Euro ranges from one, two, five, twenty, and fifty. Euros are used in 23 different countries....   [tags: pompeii, colosseum, tourist sight]

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A Cultural Study of Italy

- Culture, according to Webster’s is, “the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution or organization” defines culture. The world has many diverse cultures spread out through many different countries. The country of Italy has had an impact on the world through its unique geography, culture and history. Italian culture and influences on world economies can be seen everywhere from food to cars and clothes. The impact that Italy has had on the rest of the world is profound than you may think....   [tags: Scociology Essays]

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Significant of the Medici Family in Italy

- Significant of the Medici Family The Medici were undoubtedly the richest and most powerful family in Italy, In the 13th century. During the renaissance era, there were many people that had a major impact on how the renaissance was viewed. However the Medici family played a key role in the success of the era. From 1434 Cosimo de' Medici is unmistakably the most powerful man in Florence, even though his family's cause has suffered a severe setback in the previous year. After his rise to power in 1434, his patronage brings much work to the city's painters, sculptors and architects....   [tags: powerful family, renaissance era]

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Venice is a City in Northeastern Italy

- ... Venice is a city in northeastern Italy. Venice originated in 421 A.D. on March 25th. Venice’s Republic was very powerful in the Mediterranean region during the 1300s to the 1500s. Dalmatia, Terra Firma, and many other cities were under Venice’s Republic’s domain. Many goods were sold in fifteenth century Venice. Venice had great power in 1451. It was the strongest and most dominant city in Italy. Venice in the fifteenth century consisted of an abundant amount of art. Venetian painters started becoming more famous, and art began to become a big part of Venice....   [tags: mediterranean region, wooden plataforms]

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Privatization of Universities: Greece and Italy

- Over the past three to four years, students and teachers have expressed their opinion, anger, and frustrations on their governments trying to privatized universities. Privatizing universities does not always have a positive effect on people but it does help the country to cut down their debt crisis like what had happened in Greece. The students and professors in Greece and Italy have demonstrated and protested on opposing the idea of privatization of universities or public education. It was the beginning of a new era in student’s movement in Europe and North America....   [tags: Higher Education, college]

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Italy and the European Union

- The idea of a united Europe was present in Italy even before the end of the Second World War. As a matter of fact, in June 1941, E. Rossi and A. Spinelli, exiled on the island of Ventotene, published the so-called 'Ventotene Manifesto', which promoted a federation of states of Europe that, in their view, could prevent war, binding European countries closer together. The Manifesto encouraged the settlement of single European currency, army and foreign policy. Hence, it first became the programme of the 'Movimento Federalista Europeo', and then it began to be considered the European Union founding text....   [tags: European Union Essays]

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Female Humanists in Renaissance Italy

- Female Humanists in Renaissance Italy Arcangela Tarabotti like many young girls in Renaissance Italy had parents who could not afford a sufficient dowry to purchase their daughter a good marriage. In order to protect their honor and her virginity they sent Tarabotti away to a convent against her will. Here she lived out the rest of her unhappy life as a nun. What sets her apart from other girls of similar circumstance is that she became one of the few female humanist writers#. The story of Tarabotti and the other female humanists I will discuss in this chapter demonstrates not only the oppression of women in Renaissance society but also how women found ways to work around their circumstance...   [tags: European Renaissance Essays]

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Dual Government Systems in Italy

- There have been many political crises over the centuries where the people of a country have risen against inequality, demanding rights and a fair chance at citizenship. The Roman Republic, the Italian city-states, and the French Revolution all share common themes of equality. In Italy, after the beginning of the 13th century, dual government systems became necessary in many city-states to satisfy the guildsmen, who were tired of a despotic régime under the old aristocratic families. The 12th century had been a period of control for the aristocrats, who held every title in the government offices of their city, and held power over the rest of the city’s inhabitants....   [tags: 13th Century, City-States, Guilds]

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The Cultural Achievements Of Italy

- A few days ago, a rather incredulous announcement was published in the mass media. Roman coins, with the faded portrait of Constantine the Great, were discovered in the ruins of an ancient castle in Okinawa, Japan. (The Japan Times, 2016). It was a finding that bewildered even Japanese archaeologists. (Jozuka, 2016) The amazement is justified. Not only were Constantinople and Okinawa separated by a fantastic distance, but at the time the Ryukyu islanders were quite isolated. Thus, no one is exactly sure how the coins found their way from Constantinople to Okinawa....   [tags: United States, Canada, Magazine, The Culture]

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Doing Business in Italy

- Doing business in Italy is very different than in the United States. “Set to move onto a slow, but steady, path of economic growth;” Italy, at first glance, seems to be a promising business environment with projected increases in GDP per capita in the coming years, according to Business Monitor International (“Italy Autos Report” 30). However, there are many cultural, administrative, geographic and economic differences that make the business environment much different than that in the US....   [tags: International Business]

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United States and Italy

- The United States and Italy are different in many ways, but they are brought together by certain situations such as their citizens and becoming trading partners. Italy has a total population is about 61,482,297 people in the country, which is 24th in the world. The largest age group is 25-54 years which is 43.2% of the population. However, its smallest age group is 15-24 years and is only 9.9% of the Italian population. The sex ratio is 0.93 males/female throughout the whole country. The life is expectancy is 79.32 years for males and 84.73 years for females....   [tags: relationship, economy, military, terrorism, WW2]

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Investment Risk in Italy

- Investment Risk Italy has one of the largest economies in Europe and one of the ten largest in the world. This has not however prevented the continued deflation Italy is experiencing. Italy has performed very poorly with an approximately 7% decline in growth over the last five years. Italy has a huge state debt for which it needs to develop growth so that it can prevent further debt and begin to reduce the debt which is currently 130% of its’ gross domestic product($2.014 trillion:2012). With the government's nearly $1.1 trillion budget Italy began paying $52 billion it owes to private companies....   [tags: economic analysis, European Union nations]

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Italy and Its Wonders

- Italy is a beautiful place full of wonders. It is full of outstanding landmarks and historical features. Although Italy doesn’t seem big, it is. The total population of the country is 61,860,122, and the area is 113, 521 sq. mi. The head of government is Enrico Letta and he is the ruler of the Republic Government. Italy is a fashion center of the world. People there know what’s in style and what’s not, they can also tell how wealthy you are or what class you belong in. The history is that of many wonders along with how they live their life....   [tags: Europe, Travel]

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Totalitarianism of Fascist Italy

- Although the Fascist state in Italy founded by Benito Mussolini has totalitarian qualities, it is not necessarily a totalitarian government. The government in which Mussolini helped established was relatively dissimilar to the totalitarian model. Where the difference lies is within the premise regarding the idea of the State, which is a centralized district in which its populous is completely subservient. Fascist Italy was different to the fascist principle in creating the principle of a religion state, where the people practically worship the government by implementing a totalitarian type by giving complete control to the dictator, Benito Mussolini....   [tags: Benito Mussolini]

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Mount Etna in Italy

- 1.0 Topic Definition Volcanic Eruption, which means the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge of steam and volcanic material, is one of the catastrophes in human history. It can devastate enormous areas, as well as people. The eruption of the Vesuvius in AD 79 buried the cities of Herculaneum, Pompeii and Stabiae with ashes and mud. (Oracle think quest) The majority of ancient volcanoes, like Mt. Vesuvius in Italy and Mt. Tambora in Indonesia are all dormant volcanoes now. However, Mt. Etna, which have been erupting for millions of years, still remaining active now....   [tags: Geography ]

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Renaissance in Cinquecento Italy

- Chapter 22: Renaissance in Cinquecento Italy Exercises for Study: 1. Select one of the following pair of artworks and describe the differences you observe between them. Each pair consists of art of the Early Renaissance (Chapter 21) and that of the High and Late Renaissance (Chapter 22). Examine the composition, technique, position of the figures, and facial expressions, as well as any relevant elements of art and principals of design (see handout from September or Google “art elements and design principals”)....   [tags: roman and creek sculptures, art, paints]

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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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Young Italy

- Late 19th and early 20th century Europe was the result of new ideas, industrialization, and new nations being formed. Every nation in Europe at the time was preaching nationalism or at least thinking about how it could affect them good and bad. “Young Italy” written by Giuseppe Mazzini is the oath taken by the members of “Young Italy”. This was a society dedicated to the cause of Italian unity. (Perry, page 114). . "The Semitic vs. Teutonic Race" is document expressing that they want to close German borders off from the Jewish people....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Giuseppe Mazzini]

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Italy's Economic Growth

- Italy, positioned in southeastern Europe, is a beautiful country that is faced with high unemployment, corruption and massive debt. Although it appears to be one of the most developed countries in Europe, Italy is somewhat of a laggard in globalization. Ranking twenty-third in world population, Italy stands at 56,126,212 people as of July 2009. The north and south seem to be split in economic terms with the north being well developed industrially and the south facing high unemployment and poverty....   [tags: World Economy]

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Geography: Italy´s Capital and Economy

- Italy’s capital is located at 41º53 N, 12º28 E in the Western region of Europe.The capital of Italy is Rome. Italy is bordered by France, Austria, Switzerland, and Slovenia. France borders Italy to the west, Austria borders Italy to the north east, Switzerland borders Italy to the north, and Slovenia borders Italy to the north east. Waterways surrounding Italy are the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Ligurian Sea to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south west, the Ionian sea to the south, and the Adriatic sea to the east....   [tags: italian, cities, food, tourism]

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Benito Mussolini The Leader of a Facist Italy

- Benito Mussolini (“II Duce”) was the leader of a fascist Italy, coming into power during 1923 and up till his defeat in the Italian parliament during 1943. In May of 1940, Italy sided with Germany, as Mussolini’s interest were similar to those Hitler had. Later, he was deposed after losing the vote from the Grand Council of Fascism and was to be arrested by the king and partisans in July of 1943 and imprisoned. Soon after he was rescued by an SS raid (“Gran Sasso Raid”) and restored by Hitler. However, in 1945 he was again captured by partisans, when Mussolini realized that defeat was looming and was attempting to flee north....   [tags: north african campaign, europe, hitler]

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Comparing The Canadian Court System With Italy

- Within this essay I will provide you with a brief comparison of the Canadian court system with Italy. This will include the roles of their judges, the roles of their prosecutors. The hierarchy of courts, weather it is a common law ground or civil law or some other law. Finally, I will discuss the position and role of the lawyers in the courts in both places. First of all, the hierarchy courts in Italy have four jurisdictions: Civil jurisdiction, Criminal, Juvenile and Penal jurisdictions. Within these for “first instance the courts are set up as follows: Justices of the peace who are honorary judges....   [tags: Judge, Law, Jury, Lawyer]

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Amanda Knox and Italy's Legal System

- On the night of November 1st 2007 in Peruglia Italy, Meredith Kercher was murdered by being stabbed in the neck. Kercher’s roommate, Amanda Knox had returned home on the morning of November 2nd, from spending the night with her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito. Later, Knox returned to Sollecito’s apartment and explained that she had observed small speckles of blood in the bathroom, the front door ajar, and Kerchers bedroom door locked. Kercher’s body was found half naked, and under a duvet after police broke down the door to Kercher’s bedroom....   [tags: Amanda Knox Essays]

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The Real Little Italy Of New York

- I was born in the Belmont neighborhood in the Bronx, and at that time it was mainly only Italians living in this little section. As of today, unlike many New York City neighborhoods, it has thankfully remained true to itself. It still has all of it’s original shops and markets it once had, and one of the few places left in the city you can still see and feel that old town character. Of course, since then it has become more diverse, but it is still the real little Italy of New York. Belmont still represents the old way of life when the first wave of European immigrants came to the city in the early twentieth century....   [tags: New York City, Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens]

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Amanda Knox Accused of Murder in Italy

- ... He later sued the police department and the courts awarded him $10,500. He is suing Amanda, claiming that the false imprisonment cost him his business that the police demanded stay closed insisting it was part of an active crime scene. Guede Arrested On November 20, the same day that authorities released Lumumba from prison, police, in Germany, arrested Guede, near Mainz, for traveling by train without a ticket. With the evidence that Guede’s fingerprints were all over Margaret’s bedroom and apartment, authorities quickly sent Guede back to Perugia....   [tags: prison, guilty, sexual assault]

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Italy's Colonization of Ethiopia and Great Eritrea

- I. The Effects of Colonial Legacy The root causes of the war could be traced back in history to the imperialist policy of great powers of Europe, an international phenomenon during the 19th century. Eritrea as a new independent entity was created by Italian colonization. Italian colonization did not only create a new independent state of Eritrea but also a separate Eritrean identity. As a result of the socio-economic improvements created by the Italian colonial legacy, Eritreans developed a distinct Eritrean identity and a sense being “civilized” and regarded Ethiopians as “backward”....   [tags: political, relationship, borders]

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Italy and Analysis

- Italy and Analysis COUNTRY ANALYSIS GENERAL Italy covers a land area of 301,230 sq km (116,306 sq mi). Comparatively, the area occupied by Italy is slightly larger than the state of Arizona. Italy has high unemployment and a relatively complicated and young market oriented government. To get an idea of how Italy’s culture compares to that of the Unites States, we ran a Hofstede. United States Italy Individualism 94 78 Power Distance 41 48 Uncertainty Avoidance 45 74 Masculinity 62 68 Individualism versus collectivism focuses on the relationship between the individual and his or her fellows....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Totalitarianism in Italy

- A totalitarian state is defined as “a few control everything,” and “the government controls every aspect of the citizens life.” This cannot be better exemplified than by Italy under the rule of the ruthless and violent dictator, Benito Mussolini. What a totalitarian state is, the characteristics it has, and how Italy turned into one are three points that will be studied in this essay. A brief look into Mussolini’s life and his rise to power will also be examined, as well as how his reign resulted for Italy and in turn, how it affected the whole world....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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European History - Unification of Italy

- Unification of Italy Q: Describe & Explain the Unification of Italy. The Unification of Italy divides in to 3 main stages: 1815-1830: Revolts all over Italy. Revolts are suppressed. 1848-1849: Revolts all over Italy. Revolts are suppressed. 1858-1870: The unification of Italy Introduction To understand the unification of Italy, matters before the revolution need to be examined. Up until 1716, Italy was just a big piece of land divided among small kingdoms of monarchs. (ref. H.O. #1 p.29) When napoleon Bonaparte conquered Italy, he left them 3 things, which were probably the key characteristics in the revolution: - Efficient Government....   [tags: European Europe History]

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A Comparison of Italy and Bangladesh

- A Comparison of Italy and Bangladesh Introduction Most of us have a mental picture or image of what a country is like. However if you were asked to compare two countries what would you start to think about. Maybe you would search for the differences and similarities between both countries, any way, I would take into consideration the main facts and differences between both countries and compare them. All countries are different. Some, for example are rich and have higher standards of living....   [tags: Papers]

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Mussolini's Becoming a Leader of Italy

- Mussolini's Becoming a Leader of Italy In a country where people are discontent with what they own, what they earn and what their country has, irrational decisions are made in desperation of improving their lives. When a weak government is at hand and the only group with the power to stop them wont formulate a logical strategy, feelings, emotions and fears of remaining hopeless begin to surge towards a movement which is radical, violent and will assist them in overcoming all the difficulties they have been confronted with over a long and tedious period of Liberally inforced distress....   [tags: Papers]

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The Weaknesses of the Democratic Government in Italy

- The Weaknesses of the Democratic Government in Italy One of the main weaknesses of the Italian Democratic Government was the way it was made up and what it consisted of. During the course of time from when the unification of Italy took place through to the end of the First World War, the parliamentary system had established itself only through bribery and corruption. This was called ‘transformismo’. The proportional representation system meant that there were lots of splinter parties, and that coalitions had to be formed in order for there to be any kind of majority....   [tags: Papers]

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Tourism in Greece, Italy, and Turkey

- Tourism in Greece, Italy, and Turkey The fall in the costs of traveling over the past few decades has taken tourism out of the sole domain of the rich and extended it to the middle class. Consequently, the world tourism market has exploded, providing countries with a new source of jobs and income. In this paper I will examine the tourism industries in Greece, Italy, and Turkey in the context of both the European and worldwide tourism markets. Several questions will be addressed. How many tourists come to these countries annually....   [tags: Tourist Vacations Papers]

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China town and Little Italy

- Chinatown and Little Italy Have you ever taken a stroll down the lower eastside of Manhattan. It’s a great place to be indeed. The many smells of fine Chinese and Italian food flood the streets. Yes this is where the famous Chinatown and Little Italy is located in New York City. There are more then just fine foods, shops, and people. In fact there is a lot of history behind these two towns that many people do not know about. How they came to be and what makes each town unique. First you have the famous Chinatown....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Facist Italy by John Whittam

- Facist Italy by John Whittam In the book “Fascist Italy”, author John Whittam gives an in-depth analysis of the biggest mass movement in Italian history, and the world for that matter. Fascism was a major political movement that has left resounding effects on the history of Italy. Benito Mussolini was one of Italy’s greatest leaders, and was the leader of the first national movement called Fascism. The Fascist movement was quite complex and many components were involved. Fascism was able to capitalize on Italians who saw themselves as nationalists with a strong sense of Italian pride....   [tags: Papers]

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Unification of Italy and Germany

- Unification of Italy and Germany By 1871 both the kingdom of Italy and the empire of Germany were united. Even though both countries used popular trends to that time, both liberalism and nationalism, the process unifying these two countries was very different. The end result was Germany emerging as a strong nation and Italy appropriately, the weaker. Italy’s problems started with the fact that it didn’t have one main ruler, but two people and a concept, resulting in a different approach to the unification....   [tags: History]

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Why Did Italy Enter Into World War I?

- Why did Italy enter into World War I if the majority of Italians were Against it. On the 28th of June 1914, the heir to the Austro – Hungarian throne, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, was killed in Sarajevo by a Serbian Nationalist. This assassination, perceived as an internal threat by Austria – Hungary, led to the nearly immediate outbreak of the war. As members of the Triple Alliance, Germany declared war alongside Austria – Hungaria whereas Italy, even though it had been a member since 1882, declared its neutrality on the 4th of August justifying her position by the fact that “ the character of the Alliance is purely defensive”1 and that, therefore, she can only provide military support in...   [tags: World War One]

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Italy in World War II

- Italy in World War II World War II, which only lasted about five years, changed the course of history forever, and affected millions of lives. Among the major nations that were involved in the war, Benito Mussolini and his Italian army sought to settle their differences with many nations. Benito’s fascist views, his idea of a nation built by one race, and his relationship with Adolf Hitler ultimately led to his involvement in the war. His responsibility, in essence, was to ally himself with the superpowers of the world, and lead his people into a war that they could not fight....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Italy in the Twentieth Century

- Italy in the Twentieth Century Only thirty years after the Piedmontese army marched into Rome to unite Italy under one government, the country suddenly found itself on the brink of the twentieth century and a rapidly changing world. The twentieth century would mark the beginning of great changes throughout Europe, and Italy would not be left untouched. What set the stage for these changes, though, were the years just prior to, and directly after 1900. The decade before 1900 can be thought of in terms of its government leaders, most notably, Francesco Crispi....   [tags: Papers]

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Japan And Italy : World 's Best Educated Populations

- Did you know that Japan has one of the world’s best educated populations. In this essay I will be speaking about the cross culture differences between two countries, mainly educational differences. The two fascinating, but immensely different countries that I will be speaking about is Japan and Italy. Japan’s culture grabbed my attention because knowing how strict and smart people are from there and how they take education serious really interested me. With the Italian culture their family unity is very close knit, and in Italy their arts, religion, and food is extremely important....   [tags: High school, Education, School, Student]

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Italy and Austria: Masculinity, Uncertainty Avoidance and Pragmatism

- When comparing Italy with Austria there are not that many differences in Hofstede’s Dimensions. Both countries have similar high rates in masculinity, uncertainty avoidance and pragmatism. Austria and Italy are considered masculine societies, which mean that both societies are highly career and success oriented and competition is an important matter. The possession of certain status symbols, which also get compared amongst colleagues or neighbors, expresses this. The high scores in Uncertainty Avoidance index means that both societies do not feel comfortable in unknown situations or towards unknown things....   [tags: Culture, Business, Comparison]

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The Baroque in Italy and Spain

- The Baroque in Italy and Spain The period called “Baroque” cannot easily be classified. The work that distinguishes this period is stylistically complex and even contradictory. While Baroque was born in Rome during the final years of the sixteenth century, it was not specifically Italian. Nor was it confined to religious art. While Baroque did have ties to the Counter-Reformation, it quickly entered the Protestant North where it was applied primarily to secular subjects. It would also be difficult to claim that Baroque is “the style of absolutism,” because Baroque flourished in the bourgeois Holland no less than in the absolutist monarchies....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Fascism Defined in the Context of Mussolini's Italy and Nazi Germany

- Because fascism has been practiced in a variety of locations, at differing points in history, with no specific guidelines, every seemingly practical definition of fascism is simply too limiting to serve as a proper definition. Furthermore, to speak of fascism in generalizations prohibits one from truly understanding the completely confused concept. To avoid such generalizations, one must look at fascism as it was found in specific examples. Such examples include, Mussolini’s Italy and Hitler’s Germany....   [tags: systems of government and social organization]

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Albanian Immigration to Italy During the 1900's

- From the time of the Roman Empire and well into the mid-twentieth century, Albania had been a country dominated by foreign control and political turmoil. From 1385 to 1912, excluding a thirty-five year period of revolt led by Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu, the Ottomans had ruled Albania. However, progress was made during the eighteenth century when on November 28, 1912, Albania declared its independence and then established its borders a year later. Yet, during World War II, Albania was occupied both by Italy and Germany and was then finally ruled by a Communist leader, Enver Hoxha....   [tags: culture, political, society]

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The Rise and Fall Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy

- After the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, the peace agreement between the allies and central powers of the Great War, new republics and Constitutional Monarchies arose from the ashes of the empires of Europe. Within a few years, some governments of Europe stood on the verge of collapse based on unfair treaties, weak governmental institutions, poor economic conditions, and despair of its citizens. Amidst the situation, began the rise of Ultra-Nationalist political movements in many European countries, but only in Italy and Germany would the power of governments have radical transformations....   [tags: Treaty of Versailles, Europe, ideology]

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The Current State Of Italy 's Accounting System

- A country’s accounting system is a reflection of a number of factors that encompass both its past and present. Italy is a great reflection of this as it once stood as a leader in the accounting world, but since that point has become a bit entangled in itself. History To understand the current state of Italy’s accounting system you should first look at it’s past to see how it has developed over the years. Italy’s first major advancement with accounting came in the 14th century when the country experienced large economic growth and had to evolve their accounting practices to effectively manage their increased business....   [tags: Balance sheet, Income statement, Revenue]

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The Renaissance and Italy's Decline

- The Renaissance and Italy's Decline Definition: The period in European civilization immediately following the Middle Ages, conventionally held to have been characterized by a surge of interest in classical learning and values. Set in the city-states of Italy in the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the constant uncertainty, both economic and political, and extreme volatility of the historical situation provided the material for new intellectual, cultural, and social experiments that would at their conclusion provide the means of constructing a new European mono-cultural identity, one focused on humanistic studies, science, and the arts....   [tags: European Renaissance Essays]

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The Jewish Community in Italy

- The Jewish Community in Italy Problems with format For centuries, there has been a Jewish community in parts of present-day Italy, dating back to the Roman Empire. In addition to religious differences, Jews were faced with political challenges as well. The Emperor was included in the pantheon of Roman tradition, which added a political obligation to religious, and thus Roman citizens were required to ?conciliate the gods.. For Jews, this requirement created many consequences.[1] According to estimates, there were five to seven million Jews in the Roman Empire during this time....   [tags: Jews Europe History Papers]

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Bonds from Spain and Italy and the European Central Bank

- The European Central Bank (ECB) has engaged in a form of monetary policy in which it buys bonds from the Spanish and Italian Governments. Monetary policy is a central bank’s changing of the money supply to influence interest rates and assist the economy in achieving price stability, full employment, and economic growth. There are two types of monetary policy; expansionary and contractionary. This article focuses on expansionary monetary policy. Expansionary monetary policy is Federal Reserve System action to increase the money supply, lower interest rates, and expand real GDP....   [tags: Monetary, Policy, Investing]

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Personal Narrative- Bartering in Italy

- Personal Narrative- Bartering in Italy People everywhere are yelling in a distinct accent that I have come to recognize in my week here in Italy. As I walk down one of Florence’s many markets with my father, men and women alike are shouting out descriptive adjectives for their products in butchered English. They were just a part of the medley of noises around me. Tourists are laughing and clicking away at their cameras; drivers are slamming doors to their vans after dropping off the merchandise to the vendors....   [tags: Personal Perspective Essays]

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Flood in The Arno River Basin located in Florence, Italy

- Executive Summary The Arno River Basin is located in Florence, Italy. Over the last two thousand years there have been numerous floods encountered by this River. (Alexander, 1993). The most recent flood encountered by the Arno River was the flood of 1966. This was also the most damaging flood recorded. While just over one hundred deaths were declared, the city of Florence experienced an economic loss of forty billion dollars. (Done, 2011). This loss was primarily due to the large scale damage caused to the art and architecture around the city....   [tags: damage, recent flood]

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Propaganda use in Germany and Italy in the twentieth century.

- Propaganda is defined in the Encarta dictionary as “information put out only by an organization or government to promote a policy, idea or cause.” In other words making sure your side of the story is viewed as the correct one. Germany and Italy both widely used propaganda in the twentieth century in order to validate their policies and ensure their citizens supported government policies. This was accomplished through the use of art, music and literature. The German leader, Adolf Hitler, was very astute in realizing the benefit of a propaganda campaign....   [tags: Germans, Italians, Music, Government]

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The Between Italy, Poland, Japan, And The Middle East

- As pleasant as a society devoid of turmoil may sound, after a while it would feel rather mundane. In order to accurately appreciate the more vigorous and virtuous aspects of a civilization, there must be an unsatisfactory and putrid base-line for comparison. It is specifically this duality that has made several well-known cultures so dynamic. This dichotomy is particularly evident in the regions of Italy, Germany, Poland, Japan, and the Middle East. For starters, Italy, and more specifically Rome, is famed for its rich abundance of art, architecture and for being the epicenter of the Catholic religion....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven]

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Most Influential Artists Of 17th Century Italy

- Universally known as Donatello, or for our contemporary movie going crowd he is also known as a Ninja Turtle who has intelligence, cool calculation, and a gift for inventing. Donatello was one the Renaissance masters that would become one of the most influential artists of 15th century Italy. Predating Michelangelo, Donatello was one of Florentine 's greatest sculptors with a very multifaceted outlook of his craft, and drive to invent and reinvent that would shoot him to the top of the charts to earn his place in history along with the likes of Raphael, Leonardo Da Vinci and even Michelangelo years after him....   [tags: Florence, Renaissance, Donatello, Sculpture]

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The Merge of Bank of Italy in San Francisco to Bank of America

- Bank of Italy in San Francisco founded a company that has been around for over one hundred years serving many, this bank, and it is directed toward immigrants, but it ultimately merged with Bank of America. This is one of the world’s largest financial corporations, serving individual consumers, and businesses of all times, they have a full range of banking, investing, and offering risk management services. Bank of America serves clients in more than 40 countries. Bank of America is a company that focuses on creating real, meaningful connections with individuals, businesses, and communities to help them connect with what matters most....   [tags: largest financial corporation, banks]

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The University Of Padua Was One Of Italy 's Premiere Colleges

- Unit 3 Essay The University of Padua was one of Italy’s premiere colleges. It was one of the leading universities in the field of anatomy. Its public dissections drew many anatomists to come work for the university. It gave anatomist a hands on approach on how the human body worked. Many members of the Padua faculty had a critical role in William Harvey’s discovery of pulmonary circulation. Claudius Galen (130-200 AD), a famous physician in the Roman Empire. He was a very influential person that made many discoveries regarding how the human body worked....   [tags: Heart, Blood, Ibn al-Nafis, William Harvey]

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