Giorgio and the Olive Branch

Author: J. L. Gonzalez

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1683485572

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Follow Giorgio and his adventures in this series of stories about a wondrous boy who finds himself understanding life by solving problems with the help from his family and friends. Giorgio and the olive branch debuts a young boy who wants to share his love of the simple things in life. His intentions are well, but lead him to get others involved in unfortunate events. Learning a lesson or two from the trials he puts his loved ones through, the results always end with open arms and praise.

Classification, Origin, Diffusion and History of the Olive

Author: Giorgio Bartolini,Raffaella Petruccelli,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251048313

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 74

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The olive is one of the oldest type of fruit trees in the Mediterranean area and was one of the first species to be cultivated. However, despite its long history, there are still many aspects of its development that have not been sufficiently explored, and these include the distribution of the species and its taxonomy. This publication reviews its origin and classification, in order to provide a foundation for further research about this plant.

Pier Giorgio Frassati

A Hero for Our Times

Author: Cristina Siccardi

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1681497158

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

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In this definitive biography, Cristina Siccardi situates the appealing figure of young Pier Giorgio Frassati in early 20th century Turin, Italy. In the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Italy where the memory of Savoy is still alive there are two contrasting forms of enterprise: one of older stamp, attentive to the values of patriotism and integrity; the other tending toward ever more acquisitive forms of capitalism. In this environment Pier Giorgio, the young heir of Senator Alfredo Frassati, founder of the newspaper La Stampa, makes his own choice for the social doctrine of the Catholic Church, seeking not so much to solve general problems but to make Christ and the Church more present to those in need. That was the motivation for his assisting in many charitable works of the St. Vincent Society, his support for the Popular Party, and his development of a spirituality of engaged and diligent action. His devotion to friendship and to sports was extraordinary, with a special love for mountain hiking, which was for him both enjoyable exercise and the contemplation of creation, as well as a symbol of his striving for perfection in virtue. Other important aspects that will passionately engage readers of this book include the story of the famous Frassati family, and the marked contrasts among its members--especially the bond of division/union between father and son. Alfredo Frassati, a man of notable accomplishments, will discover, when his widely beloved son dies, a completely new dimension of the world. There follows a spiritual deepening, year after year, which leaves its traces in several letters to Giovanni Battista Montini, the future Pope Paul VI. This book describes an extraordinary itinerary of holiness, but also a key to understanding the history of Italy in the 20th century. Pope John Paul II said about Pier Giorgio on the day of his Beatification (20 May, 1990): "Faith and charity, the true driving forces of his existence, made him active and diligent in the milieu in which he lived, in his family, in the university and society; they transformed him into a joyful apostle of Christ, a passionate follower of his message and charity. The secret of his apostolic zeal and holiness is found in the ascetical and spiritual journey which he traveled; in prayer, in persevering adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, in his thirst for the Word of God; in the peaceful acceptance of life's difficulties; in chastity lived as a cheerful, uncompromising discipline."

Made in Italy: Food and Stories

Author: Giorgio Locatelli

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007368127

Category: Cooking

Page: 512

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An exquisitely designed volume of innovative restaurant dishes and old family favourites from Giorgio Locatelli, Britain’s best-loved Italian chef and restaurateur.

An Annotated and Illustrated Version of Giorgio Vasari's History of Italian and Northern Prints from His Lives of the Artists, 1550 & 1568: Text

Author: Giorgio Vasari

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780773471870

Category: Art

Page: 342

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Giorgio Vasari, friend of Michelangelo and the first art historian, in the second edition of his Lives of the Artists, mentioned almost 500 different prints from the 15th and 16th centuries, from both Italy and the North. Even with a number of editions of Vasari's Lives now in print, this section of his text on prints is not readily available, and it has never been annotated. This volume identifies his numerous references and discusses the implications of his choices. The illustrations show works not found in the standard illustrated compendiums, such as Bartsch and Hollstein. Others depict works that Vasari recommended but that have slipped from our modern conventions of what ideas a print should convey, and how it should convey them. There are 194 illustrations.

Renaissance Siena

art for a city

Author: Luke Syson,National Gallery (Great Britain)

Publisher: National Gallery London

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 371

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"Published to accompany the exhibition 'Renaissance Siena : art for a city' held at the National Gallery, London, 24 October 2007-13 January 2008"--T.p. verso.

The Movement

1964-1970

Author: Clayborne Carson,Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project,Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change,Stanford University,Emory University

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group

ISBN: 9780313283291

Category: History

Page: 839

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A complete edition of The Movement, an excellent source of information regarding the social change activities of the late 1960s.

History of My Life

Author: Giacomo Casanova

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801856631

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 704

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Volumes 3 and 4 offer some of the most extraordinary episodes in Casanova's extraordinary life, including his liaison with the nun M. M., and his flight from the State Inquisitor's prison—each in its own way a feat of singular dash and daring.

Art of Renaissance Florence, 1400-1600

Author: Loren W. Partridge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780520257740

Category: Art

Page: 241

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"Rich and engaging. This account of Florentine art tells the story of who commissioned these works, who made them, where they were seen, and how they were experienced and understood by their viewers. Includes a useful timeline, glossary, and series of artists' biographies."--Patricia L. Reilly, Swarthmore College "An extraordinarily useful book, not only for teachers, but also for historically minded travelers interested in an illustrated guide to the art of Renaissance Florence."--Evelyn Lincoln, Brown University "Clear and compelling. The well-chosen illustrations include ground plans and diagrams of key architectural monuments and sculpture. The updated, judicious bibliography is a resource for anyone tackling the vast scholarship on the art of Renaissance Florence."--Cristelle Baskins, editor of The Triumph of Marriage: Painted Cassoni of the Renaissance

Victorian Literature

An Anthology

Author: Victor Shea,William Whitla

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118329023

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1008

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Victorian Literature is a comprehensive and fully annotated anthology with a flexible design that allows teachers and students to pursue traditional or innovative lines of inquiry – from the canon to its extensions and its contexts. Represents the period’s major writers of prose, poetry, drama, and more, including Tennyson, Arnold, the Brownings, Carlyle, Ruskin, the Rossettis, Wilde, Eliot, and the Brontës Promotes an ideologically and culturally varied view of Victorian society with the inclusion of women, working-class, colonial, and gay and lesbian writers Incorporates recent scholarship with 5 contextual sections and innovative sub-sections on topics like environmentalism and animal rights; mass literacy and mass media; sex and sexuality; melodrama and comedy; the Irish question; ruling India and the Indian Mutiny and innovations in print culture Emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the field with a focus on social, cultural, artistic, and historical factors Includes a fully annotated companion website for teachers and students offering expanded context sections, additional readings from key writers, appendices, and an extensive bibliography

Monet and the Mediterranean

Author: Joachim Pissarro,Brooklyn Museum of Art

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 191

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An exhibition catalog shows paintings Claude Monet did during three trips to the Mediterranean region, including Antibes, Monte Carlo, and Venice

Journal

Appendix. Reports

Author: California. Legislature

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: California

Page: N.A

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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.