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    Tuscany & Siena

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    Tuscany & Siena The central region of Tuscany includes the following provinces:? Arezzo, Grosseto, Florence, Leghorn, Lucca, Mass-Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, and Siena.? The total area of this region is 8.877 square miles. A Chorological History of Tuscany The word Tuscany comes from the Tusci, Tuscans or Etruscans.? Etruria (their country) at one time comprised Tuscany and the northern part of Lazio.? Charlemagne occupied northern Italy in the 8th century AD, at which time the name of Tuscia

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    The Power of Machiavelli’s The Prince Nowadays, it is politically impossible to commit to paper a “training guide” for leaders. There are innumerable detractors to any possible stance or strategy a leader might adopt. As a result of this, all “training” must take place behind closed doors, far from the prying eyes and ears of the news media or the public. But this has not always been the case. Niccolò Machiavelli was brave enough to give the leaders of his day a how-to guide. In this work, The

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    In the late fifteenth, and early sixteenth centuries the first economic Golden Age began. Two families, the Fugger's and Medici's were of immense wealth and power. Both helped to finance projects for certain people and institutions of power, like the Pope, English Monarchy and the Holy Roman Empire. Their economic success and political influence caused much turmoil then, and even more in the future. Because of the Fuggers' and Medici's wealth and power in society they easily influenced politics,

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    paid her well for her work on the life of Michelangelo for the Casa Buonoratti” (arthistoryarchive.org). The Grand Duke Cosimo II of the Medici Family also supported her work and she even formed a deep friendship with the famed astronomer Galileo. The House of Medici was a powerful family in Florence. They were a very wealthy family. After more reading, it is suggested that the grand duchess of the Medici family did not like Artemisia. She was worried about status and reputation and Artemisia

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    Public ritual in Renaissance Florence involved many actors and took many forms.1 They could be civic rituals performed by the citizens of the city, or popular rituals where anyone could participate. They could also originate in the private sphere and were made available to the public.2 Public rituals had various purposes, but most importantly, they reproduced hierarchies which conditioned the organisation of power within the Florentine polity, and ensured civil peace and harmony.3 This was particularly

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    galileo

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    Galileo Galilei Galileo was a mathematician transformed into an astronomer. He created the modern telescope based on a primitive model that originated in Amsterdam. Galileo disproved Aristotle's fundamental principles of the universe, which had been excepted throughout the centuries as common knowledge. According to this theory, no change could ever take place in the heavens, because everything in them was made of a perfect and unalterable substance called the “quintessence.” However, in October

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    Cleaver by Tim Parks

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    Cleaver by Tim Parks The book I selected to read was Cleaver by Tim parks. I was in the library looking for a fiction novel and this cover struck me as very interesting. I took the book off the shelf and read the back of it. I saw that it had many good reviews so I decided to give it a try. Tim Parks is the author of thirteen novels including Europa (1997) which was listed for the Booker Prize, Destiny (1999), Judge Savage (2003) and Rapids (2005). His most recent novel is Cleaver (2006)

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    On February 23, 1685, George Friedrich Handel was born in Halle, Duchy of Magdeburg, in what is now present-day Germany. Georg Handel, his father, who was a barber surgeon, wanted Handel to pursue law. While his father had different plans for him, Handel had developed a liking and a gift for music, but his father restricted him from it. However, his mother, Dorothea Taust, was supportive of his passion for music, and was able to practice without his father knowing. When Handel’s father perished,

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    Government power is defined as an authority held by a group in a society and their skill and ability of controlling a population through policies, resources, and administration. In the time span of 1715 to 1914 government power mutated by changing its essential nature which is especially clear in England and Italy. Between Thomas Paine, Karl Marx, and Machiavelli, I argue that Machiavelli had the most insight on government power and its tendencies in Europe over time. In England, government power

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    Italian Unification

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    did not really care too much about the unification. After the Congress of Vienna divided the Italian peninsula among the European powers, especially Austria, Carbonari spread into the Papal States, the Kingdom of Sardinia, the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, the Duchy of Modena and into the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia. The government feared them so much that anyone who was caught attending one of their meetings would be condemned to death. Most leaders of the unification movement were members

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