A House in Sicily

Author: Daphne Phelps

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780786223831

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 420

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A memoir as delightfully captivating as Under the Tuscan Sun, the story of one woman starting a new life in the "most beautiful house in Sicily.


Author: Derek Counts,Anthony Tuck

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1842173790

Category: History

Page: 248

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The Oxford English Dictionary defines koine as 'a set of cultural or other attributes common to various groups' . This volume merges an academic career over a half century in breadth and scope with an editorial vision that brings together a chorus of scholarly contributions echoing the core principles of R. Ross Holloways own unique perspective on ancient Mediterranean studies. Through broadly conceived themes, the four individual sections of this volume (I. A View of Classical Art: Iconography in Context; II. Crossroads of the Mediterranean: Cultural Entanglements Across the Connecting Sea; III. Coins as Culture: Art and Coinage from Sicily; and IV. Discovery and Discourse, Archaeology and Interpretation) are an attempt to capture the many and varied trajectories of thought that have marked his career and serve as testimony to the significance of his research. The twenty-four papers (plus four introductory essays to the individual sections, biographical sketch and main introduction) contain recent research on subjects ranging from the Kleophrades Painter to the Black Sea, Sicilian Coinage and archaeology in modern Rome.

Rebels and Mafiosi

Author: James Fentress

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501721518

Category: History

Page: 320

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For centuries, Sicilian "men of honor" have fought the controls of government. Between 1820 and 1860, rebellions shook the island as these men joined with Sicily's intellectuals in the struggle for independence from the Bourbon Kingdom of Naples. This lively account—the first to locate the emergence and evolution of the mafia in historical perspective—describes how those rebellions led to the birth of the modern mafia and traces the increasing influence of organized crime on the island. The alliance between two classes of Sicilians, James Fentress shows, made possible both the revolution and the mafia. Militancy in the ranks of the revolution taught men of honor how to organize politically. Communities then resisted the demands of central government by devising alternative controls through a network of local groups—the mafia cosche. Fentress tells his operatic story of honor and crime from the viewpoint of the Sicilians, and in particular of the great city of Palermo—from Garibaldi's historic arrival in 1860 to the spectacular mafia trials around the turn of the century. Drawing on police archives, trial records, contemporary journalism, and government reports, he describes how enduring political power plus a (richly deserved) reputation for violence helped the mafia secure covert relationships with groups that publicly denounced them. These contacts still protect today's mafiosi from Rome's efforts to eradicate the organization. The history of the mafia is indeed, Fentress shows, the history of Sicily.

St. Alphonsus Liguori

Author: Fr. D. F. Miller,Fr. L. X. Aubin

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 1505103746

Category: Religion

Page: 392

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Bishop, Confessor, Founder of the Redemptorists, Doctor of the Church, author of 111 books, the most published author in history. The Catholic world stands in the shadow of this brilliant man who read everything significant written in the history of the Church. His incredible life; miracles and achievements. St. Alphonsus says, "He who prays will be saved; he who does not will be lost." A most inspiring life!

Sprachen und Sprechen im städtischen Raum

Author: Thomas Krefeld,Wolfgang Mager,Sebastian Postlep

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631567609

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

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Städte bieten hochkomplexe sprachliche Räume. Gerade die charakteristischen Faktoren städtischer Alltagskommunikation, nämlich die Masse der interagierenden Sprecher, ihre soziale Differenz, ihre sprachlich-ethnische Heterogenität und ihre Mobilität sind in hohem Maße ortsspezifisch, unter Umständen stadtviertel- oder sogar straßenabhängig. Raumbasierte Stadtsprachenforschung erzwingt die Überwindung der überkommenen Opposition von «ländlicher» Dialektologie und «städtischer» Soziolinguistik; sie markiert dadurch eine zentrale Schnittstelle von Sprachkontaktforschung und Varietätenlinguistik.

Western Europe 2016-2017

Author: Wayne C. Thompson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475829051

Category: History

Page: 461

View: 6218

The World Today Series: Western Europe is an annually updated presentation of each sovereign country in Western Europe, past and present.

Under the Volcano

Author: Lucy Riall

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019964649X

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 3360

Explores the riot in the Sicilian town of Bronte, on the slopes of Mount Etna and under the domination of British landowners and links this event to larger themes of poverty, injustice, mismanagement, and Britain's policy towards Italy in the 19th century.

Jewish Agricultural Colonies in New Jersey, 1882-1920

Author: Ellen Eisenberg

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815626633

Category: History

Page: 252

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Most of the synagogues are gone; a temple has been converted into a Baptist church. There is little indication to the passerby that the southern New Jersey’s Salem and Cumberland counties once contained active Jewish colonies—the largest and most successful in fact, of the settlement experiments undertaken by Russian-Jewish immigrants in America during the late nineteenth century. Ellen Eisenberg’s work focuses on the transformation of these colonies over a period of four decades, from agrarian, communal colonies to private mixed industrial-agricultural communities. The colonies grew out of the same “back to the land” sentiment that led to the development of the first modern Jewish agricultural settlements in Palestine. Founded in 1882, the settlements survived for over thirty years. The community of Alliance’s population alone grew to nearly 1000 by 1908.Originally established as socialistic agrarian settlements by young idealists from the Russian Jewish Am Olam movement, the colonies eventually became dependent on industrial employment, based on private ownership. The early independent, ideological settlers ultimately clashed with the financial sponsors and the migrants they recruited, who did not share the settlers’ communitarian and agrarian goals.