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Author: Giovanni Boccaccio
Author: Giovanni Boccaccio
Publisher: W. W. Norton
This volume presents fifty-five stories, newly translated, of the hundred novelle that comprise Boccaccio s masterpiece."
Questo libro rappresenta il risultato della rielaborazione della tesi di laurea specialistica Bernardo Celentano: pittore storico tra accademia e innovazione, discussa dall’autrice presso l’Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza nell’a.a. 2005/2006. Attraverso un’attenta analisi delle fonti coeve, si ripercorrono le principali tappe della breve ma intensa vicenda umana e artistica di Bernardo Celentano allo scopo di ricomporre il catalogo delle opere di uno dei protagonisti della pittura italiana dell’Ottocento. Napoletano d’origine, a lui si deve il merito di aver introdotto in ambito romano le nuove poetiche del verismo storico, contribuendo al rinnovamento della pittura di storia alla luce delle novità diffuse da Domenico Morelli di cui il Celentano fu uno dei più validi seguaci.
Bawdy and moving, hilarious and reflective - these stories offer the very best of Boccaccio's Decameron in a brilliant, playful new translation. This hugely enjoyable volume collects the best stories of Boccaccio's masterwork in a fresh, accessible new translation by Peter Hainsworth. It includes such celebrated, thought-provoking tales as 'Isabella and the Pot of Basil' (famously adapted by Keats) and 'Patient Griselda' alongside many boisterous and daring stories featuring faithless wives, philandering priests and curious nuns.
Fourth edition of the best-selling Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) course, updated to prepare for the 2015 revised exam.
Author: Marco Cursi
Throughout the fourteenth century AD/eighth century H, waves of plague swept out of Central Asia and decimated populations from China to Iceland. So devastating was the Black Death across the Old World that some historians have compared its effects to those of a nuclear holocaust. As countries began to recover from the plague during the following century, sharp contrasts arose between the East, where societies slumped into long-term economic and social decline, and the West, where technological and social innovation set the stage for Europe's dominance into the twentieth century. Why were there such opposite outcomes from the same catastrophic event? In contrast to previous studies that have looked to differences between Islam and Christianity for the solution to the puzzle, this pioneering work proposes that a country's system of landholding primarily determined how successfully it recovered from the calamity of the Black Death. Stuart Borsch compares the specific cases of Egypt and England, countries whose economies were based in agriculture and whose pre-plague levels of total and agrarian gross domestic product were roughly equivalent. Undertaking a thorough analysis of medieval economic data, he cogently explains why Egypt's centralized and urban landholding system was unable to adapt to massive depopulation, while England's localized and rural landholding system had fully recovered by the year 1500.