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Title Italians before Italy : conflict and competition in the Mediterranean / Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett.
Author Bartlett, Kenneth R.
Publication [Chantilly, Virginia] : The Great Courses, 2007.
Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 online resource (1 sound file (12 hr., 15 min., 07 sec.)) : digital.
Time 121507
Description digital rda
audio file rda
Call # eAUDIO
Series The great courses. History. Renaissance & early modern
Great courses (Compact disc)
Performer Narrator not specified.
Summary Take a riveting tour of the Italian peninsula, from the glittering canals of Venice to the lavish papal apartments and ancient ruins of Rome. In these 24 lectures, Professor Bartlett traces the development of the Italian city-states of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, showing how the modern nation of Italy was forged out of the rivalries, allegiances, and traditions of a vibrant and diverse people. This comprehensive portrait of Italian history opens an exciting new world-a grand mosaic of lustrous and storied cultures as distinctive as the people who helped build them. As you come to know these many "Italys," you'll see how the Italian states defined themselves against the others, competing for territory, trade, and artistic supremacy - and how the vestiges of these interactions are visible even today. Among other things, you'll consider the rivalry between the Genoese and the Pisans, which stems from a nearly 800-year-old grudge; examine how the crusades influenced the development of Genoa, Pisa, and Venice; and explore Italy's troubled relationship with the Holy Roman Empire and the Catholic Church during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. You'll also get a glimpse into the lives of the powerful and influential, including Pope Paul IV, who championed the Roman Inquisition, and Luigi Gonzaga, who cut out the hearts of his enemies and nailed them to the doors of their palaces as a warning to others who might challenge his power. As you get to know the distinctive personalities and events that define the peninsula, you'll gain fresh insights into the Italy of today. Surprising, enriching, always engaging, this course offers a unique perspective on one of the most dynamic and creative cultures of the modern world.
Note Online resource; title from title details screen (OverDrive, viewed August 29, 2017).
Subject Italy -- Civilization -- 1268-1559.
Italy -- History -- 1268-1492.
Europe -- History -- 15th century.
Europe -- History -- 16th century.
Genre Audiobooks.
Downloadable audio books.
Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
ISBN 9781682764718 (electronic audio bk.)
1682764710 (electronic audio bk.)

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