The Wisdom of Tuscany

A twenty-year resident draws on personal experience and anecdotal history to explore the region's picturesque and culturally rich environment and the positive impact it has on its people, in a tribute that celebrates regional community ...

Author: Ferenc Máté

Publisher: Albatross

ISBN: 0920256686

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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A twenty-year resident draws on personal experience and anecdotal history to explore the region's picturesque and culturally rich environment and the positive impact it has on its people, in a tribute that celebrates regional community spirit, cuisine, and craftsmanship. By the best-selling author of The Hills of Tuscany.

The Tuscan Trilogy

These three international bestsellers together in a boxed set will delight Italophiles.

Author: Ferenc Mate

Publisher:

ISBN: 0920256783

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 793

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These three international bestsellers together in a boxed set will delight Italophiles.

Lonely Planet Florence Tuscany

No title better delves into the essence of Tuscan life than The Wisdom of Tuscany
: Simplicity, Security and the Good Life – Making the Tuscan Lifestyle Your Own
by Ferenc Màté. A PEASANT'S LIFE Mezzadria (sharecropping), a medieval form
 ...

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781788687447

Category: Travel

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Lonely Planet's Florence & Tuscany is your most up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, take a food tour around Tuscany, and climb San Gimignano's medieval towers- all with your trusted travel companion.

The History of Free Trade in Tuscany

... predicted as likely to arise from the rashness of men who evinced so little
respect " for the wisdom of their ancestors . ... in Siena , in Pisa , or Pistoia was
always subordinated to the supposed interests of rival tradesmen in the Tuscan
capital .

Author: James Montgomery Stuart

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101068318466

Category: Free trade

Page: 126

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The Wisdom of Niccolo Machiavelli

injurious to lose dominions only, then to lose both territory and money. That if the
loss of their inland possessions should actually result, it would then be seen how
highly important to the preservation of Romagna and Tuscany the reputation of ...

Author: Niccolo Machiavellie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781627932615

Category: History

Page: 877

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Discover the true origins of what it means to be 'Machiavellian' through the absorbing treatise The Prince. One of the first and foremost works on political philosophy, Machiavelli leaves morals and ideals behind and cuts right to the heart of what it means to take and hold on to power. Heavily immersed in the ruthless and cunning world of the Medicis and the Borgias, he was well-placed to observe human nature and the practicalities of rule. A must-read both for its historical interest and its relevance for the politicians, lawmakers and hapless members of the public of today.

The Aristocracy in England and Tuscany 1000 1250

The Wisdomini took no part in the consecration of S. Pier Maggiore. Moreover, no
member of the family is ever described as vicedominus during his episcopacy. It
may be that they distanced themselves from the bishop to avoid the fallout from ...

Author: Peter Coss

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198846963

Category: History

Page: 528

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This volume examines the aristocracy in Tuscany and in England across a period of two and a half centuries (1000-1250). It deals first with Tuscany, tracing the history of the aristocracy and illustrating its nature and evolution, and observing aristocratic behaviour and attitudes, and how aristocrats related to other members of society. Peter Coss then examines the history of England in the same periods. It is not, however, a comparative history, but employs Italian insights to look at the aristocracy in England and to move away from the traditional interpretation which revolves around Magna Carta and the idea of English exceptionalism. By offering a study of the aristocracy across a wide time-frame and with themes drawn from Italian historiography, Coss offers a new approach to studying aristocracy within its own contexts.

The History of Tuscany

The Bavarian was delighted with the wisdom , the foresight , and the valour , of
this man , -and wished to take him with him to Rome , in order to derive
advantage from his counsel ; and although Castruccio , fearful of treachery , did
not like to ...

Author: Lorenzo Pignotti

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN6FKG

Category: Tuscany (Italy)

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The Essays Or Counsels Civil and Moral With the Wisdom of the Ancients Revised from the Early Copies the References Supplied and a Few Notes by S W Singer

The book is a small Duodecimo . All who have hitherto noticed this translation
have attributed it to Sir Toby Mathew , by whom it was certainly given to the press
, and dedicated to Cosmo de ' Medici , Grand Duke of Tuscany ; in which Mathew
 ...

Author: Francis Bacon

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0024146193

Category:

Page: 367

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British and Foreign State Papers

As proud as Tuscany is in the sense of her own individuality , so is she happy in
not having cause for any private ... and if to the wisdom of nature which made
them Tuscan countries , we know how to unite the hearts of civil wisdom as they ...

Author: Great Britain. Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015035794687

Category: Great Britain

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LIFE IN TUSCANY

During the late revolution in Tuscany, Leghorn, with a view of establishing itself
as an independent republic, rose up in arms against Florence; and Genoa,
enjoying a large measure of liberty under the rule of the King of Sardinia, is ready
now ...

Author: MABEL SHARMAN CRAWFORD

Publisher:

ISBN: UOMDLP:abq5147:0001.001

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Fraser s Magazine

now were TUSCAN PROVERBS . ... arrangement , and As to the general merits
of these fulness of comparison and illustra Tuscan adages , we are inclined to
tion , its editor , so far as Tuscany is put them very high - as ... Were this the
wisdom ...

Author: James Anthony Froude

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112052128060

Category: Authors

Page:

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Contains the first printing of Sartor resartus, as well as other works by Thomas Carlyle.

The Tuscan Poet Giuseppe Giusti and His Times

... but all Montanelli's arguments and persuasions failed to convince the Prince of
the wisdom and duty of returning to his ... in which the Grand Duke informed him
he did not intend to abandon Tuscany , but recommending his servants to his ...

Author: Susan Horner

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10063480

Category:

Page: 374

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A Guide to Tuscany

Hawkwood was employed by Pope Gregory XI , though when the pope failed to
pay him properly he turned against his master and simply exacted what he
wished from the unfortunate Tuscan countryfolk . Florence , Arezzo , Lucca , Pisa
and ...

Author: James Bentley

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 0140466835

Category: Historic buildings

Page: 254

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Discusses the history and culture of the Tuscany region of Italy and offers advice on how to enjoy the sights of Tuscany

Tuscany

... mere water can do anything as beneficial for them as imbibing a pitcher of
Chianti . Unlike so many continental enthusiasts , we defy the wisdom of the
ancients - especially the Romans , who spent the plunder accumulated from
conquering ...

Author: Dana Facaros

Publisher: Cadogan Guides (USA)

ISBN: PSU:000066834878

Category: Tuscany (Italy)

Page: 448

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Discover the wonders of this captivating region with Cadogan's classic guidebook: the medieval glories of Lucca and San Gimignano, the Renaissance charms and murky Medici decadence of Florence, the wine routes of Chianti, Siena's frenzied Palio horse race, the hill towns, Pisa's Leaning Tower-all set against Tuscany's golden landscapes, coastline and islands.

Tuscany Umbria and the Marches

Dana Facaros, Michael Pauls. so many continental enthusiasts , we defy the
wisdom of the ancients - especially the Romans , who spent the plunder
accumulated from conquering the world on ever more fabulous baths . But taking
the waters ...

Author: Dana Facaros

Publisher: Cadogan Books

ISBN: 1860111866

Category: Travel

Page: 666

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Vacationers have traveled to Tuscany and Umbria for centuries, and visitor figures continue to rise. In this newly revised edition of a Cadogan classic, Italy experts Facaros and Pauls uncover Tuscany's lavish natural beauty and some of the most enchanting landscapes in Europe. The three regions' combination of sheer beauty, wealth, and dastardly doings fired some of the greatest art and literature in the West, by the likes of Dante, Leonardo, Botticelli, and a hundred more. The guide discovers Tuscany, delving into the dense concentration of art that spills out of Florence into Pisa, Lucca, and Arezzo; absorbing the energy of Siena's frenzied Palio; and taking in the sumptuous vineyards of Chianti. It explores the medieval hill towns of green Umbria--historic Perugia over the Tiber Valley, the newly restored monuments and architecture of Assisi, and the famous cathedral of Orvieto. Finally, the unspoiled landscape of the civilized Marches is covered. The region is fast gaining popularity as an alternative to Tuscany and Umbria; unlike other guides, Cadogan explores its bustling, sparkly seaside resort of Rimini. Cadogan not only brings this well-known and popular part of Italy to life, but also puts a new slant on the Leaning Tower and digs up some surprising secret gardens along the way.

Florence and the Best of Tuscany

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Publisher: Time Out Guides

ISBN: 0141013559

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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The fourth edition of the essential guide to Italy's most beautiful city, the Time Out Guide To Florence covers everything from Machiavelli and the Medici to Tuscan Buddhists and the Florentine clubs scene. Contains critical reviews of hotels, restaurants, trattorias and cafes, a complete rundown on entertainment, bars and nightlife, and extensive guides to the best surrounding Tuscan towns and villages.

A Handbook for Travellers in Central Italy Including Lucca Tuscany Florence the Marches Umbria part of the Patrimony of St Peter and the island of Sardinia Fifth edition of the work originally written by Octavian Blewitt augmented and carefully revised etc

... historians of Tuscany have en still a large proportion of the trade is deavoured
to trace the existence of in their hands . ... it owes its present who are chosen from
the most opulent prosperity to the wisdom of Ferdi- merchants of the first class .

Author: John Murray (Firm)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0021961556

Category:

Page: 476

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Tuscany in Mind

To do nothing has been long the motto of the Tuscan government ; had it been
strictly observed , still much might be said against it . Leopold I was ... His
successor , Leopold II , has not had the wisdom to pursue the same course . The
bane of ...

Author: Alice Leccese Powers

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114177426

Category: Fiction

Page: 371

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Exploring the seductive splendors of the Italian region of Tuscany, a compilation of travel essays, poetry, letters, memoirs, and fiction excerpts reflects the work of Charles Dickens, Frances Mayes, Mark Twain, Eric Jong, D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster, Penelope Fitzgerald, and other notable writers. Original. 17,500 first printing.