History and Culture in Italy

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University Press of America, 2003 - 267 páginas
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History and Culture in Italy is a scholarly, introductory survey of the history and culture of Italy, focusing on art and architecture, literature and philosophy, politics and historical events, and observations of daily life in modern Italy. The book is based on lectures and tours given over the course of four years to American students in Italy. It is written as a narrative, which readers have found makes it enjoyable to read. Chapters are identified according to subject. The book emphasizes the importance of the history and culture of Italy to modern life and identity in Western culture.
 

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Índice

Giordano Bruno and Intellectual Rebellion
1
Venice Vicenza and Milan
7
Paolo Portoghesi Borromini and Postmodernism
10
Mythological Origins in Crete and the Peloponnese
11
Giuseppe Mazzini and the Risorgimento
17
Baroque Architecture in Turin
20
Primo Levi and PostHolocaust Identity
22
Antonio Gramsci and Marxist Cultural Theory
27
The Art Scene in Rome
117
The Villa Farnesina
119
Seneca and Stoicism
123
Constantine and Christianity
127
Cicero and the Art of Oration
134
Piazza San Pietro and the Arms of the Church
137
Classical Philosophy in the Vatican
141
Borromini Humanism and Neoplatonism
150

Vienna and the Origins of Modernism
35
Prague Creativity and the Subconscious
37
Giovanni Macchia Sensuality and Modern Life
42
Futurism and the Obsession with Speed
48
Calcio and Astrology in Modern Italy
53
Silvio Berlusconi and Capitalist Politics
55
Life as Spectacle
60
Calcata a Bohemian Alternative
65
Franco Archibugi and the Italian Language
72
Campo Marzio the Heart of Rome
74
Genoa and the French Riviera
81
Capri and Anacapri
82
Thomas Aquinas and the Great Synthesis
84
Lorenzo Valla Philology and Textual Criticism
87
Tommaso Campanella Political Revolt and Utopia
90
Giambattista Vico and the Social Sciences
93
Benedetto Croce and the Philosophy of the Spirit
98
Archetypes for Mythology and Christianity in Egypt
102
Olympia the Greek Arcadia
112
The Cornaro Chapel Spiritual and Physical Ecstasy
154
Pompeii and the Villa of the Mysteries
156
Plotinus Plato and the Ennead
160
Saint Francis of Assisi and the Universal Spirit
164
Siena the Renaissance that Might Have Been
169
Saint Augustine and the Christian Community
175
Leon Battista Alberti and the Modern Architect
180
The City of Florence
189
Michelangelo Expression and Rebellion
194
The Platonic Academy
197
Sandro Botticelli and Classical Mythology
200
Pisa Monuments to an Empire
204
Galileo and the Birth of Science
207
Umberto Eco and the Importance of Semiotics
208
Andrea Palladio and Humanist Architecture
213
Byzantine Mosaics in Ravenna
221
Giuseppe Terragni Architecture and Politics
227
Athens and AixenProvence
231
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John Hendrix is Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Architectural History, Roger Williams University, Rhode Island.

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