Description : Presents a detailed overview of Italy's current social customs and culture, covering its people, family life, religion, literature, the arts, festivals, sports, food, and leisure activites.
Description : This pocket guide to business, culture and etiquette is designed for international business people and non-business travelers. This comprehensive reference will help travelers to Italy learn to avoid cultural faux pas and understand the country's values and belief systems. Illustrated.
Description : Information and background for travelers and expatriates includes a brief history and description of the country, along with facts about the food, language, culture, and pastimes to help the "shocked" function in society, business, and residence.
Description : Applying recent developments in new historicism and cultural materialism - along with the new perspectives opened up by the current debate on intertextuality and the construction of the theatrical text - the essays collected here reconsider the pervasive influence of Italian culture, literature, and traditions on early modern English drama. The volume focuses strongly on Shakespeare but also includes contributions on Marston, Middleton, Ford, Brome, Aretino, and other early modern dramatists. The pervasive influence of Italian culture, literature, and traditions on the European Renaissance, it is argued here, offers a valuable opportunity to study the intertextual dynamics that contributed to the construction of the Elizabethan and Jacobean theatrical canon. In the specific area of theatrical discourse, the drama of the early modern period is characterized by the systematic appropriation of a complex Italian iconology, exploited both as the origin of poetry and art and as the site of intrigue, vice, and political corruption. Focusing on the construction and the political implications of the dramatic text, this collection analyses early modern English drama within the context of three categories of cultural and ideological appropriation: the rewriting, remaking, and refashioning of the English theatrical tradition in its iconic, thematic, historical, and literary aspects.
Description : Ideal for high school students and undergraduates, this volume explores contemporary life and culture in Libya. • Two dozen black-and-white images • A glossary of terms
Description : Business Italy offers a smooth and problem-free transition between the American and Italian business cultures. A concise, at - a - glance comparison of business styles, practices and social customs, this book will bring you quickly up to speed on communication style, business etiquette, body language and non-verbal cues, dicision making, negotiating & contracting.
Description : Italian Modernism was written in response to the need for an historiographic and theoretical reconsideration of the concepts of Decadentismo and the avant-garde within the Italian critical tradition. Focussing on the confrontation between these concepts and the broader notion of international modernism, the essays in this important collection seek to understand this complex phase of literary and artistic practices as a response to the epistemes of philosophical and scientific modernity at the end of the nineteenth century and in the first three decades of the twentieth. Intellectually provocative, this collection is the first attempt in the field of Italian Studies at a comprehensive account of Italian literary modernism. Each contributor documents how previous critical categories, employed to account for the literary, artistic, and cultural experiences of the period, have provided only partial and inadequate descriptions, preventing a fuller understanding of the complexities and the interrelations among the cultural phenomena of the time.
Description : An expert guide to the present-day cultural life of Croatia and how it has been influenced by the nation's tumultuous past. * Includes a chronology of important historical and cultural milestones beginning with the arrival of the Romans through the present day, with an emphasis on the events of the Homeland War and the founding of an independent Croatian state * Presents photographs of historic and contemporary architecture, landscapes, markets and foods, traditional and contemporary dress, sporting events, and more
Description : The “italian style” is the aspect that makes italian products immediately recognizable and the junction between culture and italian economy. In this book the author describes the fundamental components that define italian style in manufacturing, work and economics and the cultural ans social origins of the attention to aesthetic results and quality as an important component of italian style. Fashion, food, furniture, automation and the many aspects of italian economy, with the importance of the design, reveal a lifestyle that shows us how another style of consumption is possibile, linked to quality and durability and not to quantity and waste. The relation between economy and culture it allows us to describe a society in which the values of tradition are maintained and meet innovation in a sustainable and generative way of quality.