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  • Passione per Trilliby Roberto Lucchetti

    Springer Milan 2007; US$ 14.99

    È convinzione generale che la matematica sia una materia difficile da capire, che usa simboli esoterici e un linguaggio poco comprensibile, che sia soprattutto calcolo. Certamente, è una materia particolare, che ha bisogno di formule e che necessita di un linguaggio formale a volte molto sofisticato. Tuttavia, è anche una scienza piena di idee, che... more...

  • Critical Companion to Danteby Jay Ruud

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 75.00

    Dante Alighieri is one of the greatest poets in world history. His brilliant epic, "The Divine Comedy", an imagined journey through Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory, continues to captivate readers. This work provides an information on his life and work. It covers Dante's canon, including his love poems in "La Vita Nuova" and his... more...

  • Florentine Drama for Convent and Festivalby Antonia Pulci; James Wyatt Cook; James Wyatt Cook; Barbara Collier Cook

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 22.50

    A talented poet and a gifted dramatist, Antonia Pulci (1452-1501) pursued two vocations, first as a wife and later as founder of an Augustinian order. During and after her marriage, Pulci authored several sacre rappresentazioni?one-act plays on Christian subjects. Often written to be performed by nuns for female audiences, Pulci's plays focus closely... more...

  • Floridoroby Moderata (Modesta Pozzo) Fonte; Valeria Finucci; Julia Kisacky

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    The first original chivalric poem written by an Italian woman, Floridoro imbues a strong feminist ethos into a hypermasculine genre. Dotted with the usual characteristics?dark forests, illusory palaces, enchanted islands, seductive sorceresses ?Floridoro is the story of the two greatest knights of a bygone age: the handsome Floridoro, who risks... more...

  • Sonnets for Michelangeloby Vittoria Colonna; Abigail Brundin

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 27.50

    The most published and lauded woman writer of early sixteenth-century Italy, Vittoria Colonna (1490?1547) in effect defined what was the "acceptable" face of female authorship for her time. Hailed by the generation's leading male literati as an equal, she was praised both for her impeccable command of Petrarchan style and for the unimpeachable chastity... more...

  • New Essays on Umberto Ecoby Peter Bondanella

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    An introduction to Eco's contributions to a wide range of academic disciplines, as well as to his literary works. more...

  • Petrarchby Victoria Kirkham; Armando Maggi

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 41.00

    Although Francesco Petrarca (1304?74) is best known today for cementing the sonnet?s place in literary history, he was also a philosopher, historian, orator, and one of the foremost classical scholars of his age. Petrarch: A Critical Guide to the Complete Works is the only comprehensive, single-volume source to which anyone?scholar, student, or... more...

  • Come ragionano i bambiniby Margaret Donaldson

    Springer Milan 2009; US$ 16.04

    Il libro Children?s Minds esce nel 1978. Con un linguaggio semplice, ma supportato da dati di ricerche condotte con rigore metodologico, Margaret Donaldson attacca molti luoghi comuni ispirati alle teorie di Piaget. Come sostiene l?autrice "Nello svolgimento di questo libro, io sostengo che oggi esistono prove che ci costringono a respingere certi... more...

  • I lettori di ossaby Claudio Tuniz; Telmo Pievani; Richard Gillespie; Cheryl Jones

    Springer Milan 2010; US$ 16.04

    Chi possiede il passato? Come si leggono le ossa antiche? E cosa ci dicono sulle nostre origini gli artifatti, il polline e il DNA dell?età glaciale? Usando tecniche sempre più raffinate, gli scienziati riescono a ricostruire gli ambienti del passato profondo e i primi esseri umani che ci vivevano. I lettori di ossa esamina i fatti e i miti sull?arrivo... more...

  • Boccaccio deutschby Luisa Rubini Messerli

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 126.00

    Auf der Basis einer neuen Sichtung der italienischen, lateinischen und deutschsprachigen Überlieferung in Handschrift und Druck hat diese Studie zum Ziel, die Frühphase der Boccaccio-Rezeption im deutschsprachigen Raum neu zu schreiben. Zwei Phasen zeichnen sich ab: Einer ersten, humanistischen, die in den 1460er Jahren einsetzt und über lateinische... more...