From border garrison of the Roman Empire to magnificent Baroque seat of the Hapsburgs, Vienna's fortunes swung between survival and expansion. By the late nineteenth century it had become the western capital of the sprawling Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, but the twentieth century saw it degraded to a 'hydrocephalus' cut off from its former economic hinterland. After the inglorious Nazi interlude, Vienna began the long climb back to the prosperous and cultivated city of 1.7 million inhabitants that it is today. Subjected to constant infusions of new, Vienna has both assimilated and resisted cultural influences from outside, creating its own sui generis culture.
Guide Europe 1500 mus es 1939 1945
Guide des 1500 musées 39/45 en Europe - Unique guide touristique militaire en Europe. Sortie de la 6ème édition du « Guide des musées et vestiges 39/45 en France et en Europe ». Ce nouveau guide pratique, tout en couleurs, recense 1500 musées traitant de la période 39/45 en France et dans toute l'Europe ; soit dans plus de 30 pays (Belgique, Pays-Bas, Allemagne, Italie, Grande-Bretagne, Luxembourg, Pologne, Norvège, Danemark, Finlande, Suède, Autriche, Suisse, République Tchèque, Slovaquie, Malte, Grèce, Espagne, Portugal, Lettonie, Russie, Ukraine, ...). Les musées 39/45, classés par pays et par région, sont présentés à l'aide d'un petit texte explicatif avec informations pratiques, d'une photo et d'un plan. Pour cette nouvelle édition, le guide à été totalement remanié ; celui-ci présente plus de 500 vestiges témoins de la bataille : chars, canons, ponts, bases de sous-marins...Fort de plus de 400 pages et plus de 500 photographies, ce guide touristique d'histoire militaire unique en son genre, est l'outil de recherche et de découverte le plus complet jamais réalisé sur le sujet. Il permettra à toutes les personnes intéressées par la période 39/45 d'organiser leur itinéraire de visite à travers l'Histoire. Bilingue français-anglais.
The incisive and often hilarious story of one of our most interesting cultural phenomena: boredom It’s the feeling your grandma told you was only experienced by boring people. Some people say they’re dying of it; others claim to have killed because of it. It’s a key component of depression, creativity, and sex-toy advertisements. It’s boredom, the subject of Yawn, a delightful and at times moving take on the oft-derided emotion and how we deal with it. Deftly wrought from interviews, research, and personal experience, Yawn follows Mary Mann’s search through history for the truth about boredom, spanning the globe, introducing a varied cast of characters. The Desert Fathers—fourth-century Christian monks who made their homes far from civilization—offer the first recorded accounts of lethargy; Thomas Cook, grandfather of the tourism industry, provided escape from the mundane for England’s working class; and contemporarily, we meet couples who are disenchanted by monogamous sex, deployed soldiers who seek entertainment and connection in porn, and prisoners held in solitary confinement, for whom boredom is a punishment for crimes they may or may not have committed. With sharp wit and impressive historical acumen, Mann tells the unexpected story of the hunt for a deeper understanding of boredom, in all its absurd, irritating, and inspiring splendor.
Samnium and the Samnites
Rome engulfed first her near neighbours, then Italy and finally much of the known world. Her expansion was so successful that the history and culture of her main rivals, the Samnites, is too often overlooked. The author describes Samnium and the language of the Samnites, then reconstructs their culture, religion, economy and governmental system. Professor Salmon discusses their policy in Italy and their relations with Rome. The subsequent description of the three Samnite Wars and the Pyrrhic War critically reinterprets the principally Roman evidence for the military history of Roman Italy. Professor Salmon presents evidence about Samnium in the political organisation and civilisation of Roman Italy, and includes an important discussion of the Social War from the Italian point of view rather than from the purely Roman viewpoint. Originally published in 1967, much of the evidence collected and interpreted by Professor Salmon in this study - involving art, archeaology, topography and literary sources - was not generally accessible at the time. A fresh insight was offered into the history of Republican Rome as well as Samnium itself.
Hooray for English
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Matisse in the Studio
Published to accompany the Royal Academy exhibition 'Matisse in the Studio', this book is the first in English to explore the essential role that Henri Matisse's personal collection of objects played in his studio practice. Featured frequently in the modern master's bold paintings, drawings, and cut-outs, and influencing the development of his work in sculpture, Matisse's objects formed a secret history hiding in plain sight. Works that span the artist's entire career are presented here alongside the objects that inspired them, from Asian vases and African masks to intricate textiles from the Islamic world. With lush illustrations and archival images, Matisse in the Studio provides exceptional insights into the world of the artist at work.