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Women of Sicily

Author : Jacqueline Alio
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Rarely have women found their place in the chronicles of Sicily's thirty-century history. Here one of Sicily's most popular historians introduces seventeen women of varied backgrounds who defied convention to make their mark in the annals of the complex history of the world's most conquered island. Meet a timeless sisterhood of pious Roman maidens, steadfast Sicilian queens, and a Jewish mother who confronted the horrors of the Inquisition. Theirs are inspiring stories of the courage of conviction bursting forth to overcome the challenges of adversity. In addition to these profiles - most of these women lived before 1500 - the author presents a general survey and chronology of Sicilian history. Significantly, the book treats Sicily as the sovereign nation these women knew, and not as a 'region' of the unified Italy or a tiny piece of Europe. The chronology (timeline) reaches into the present century, and there's an appendix dedicated to Sicilian women today.

Widows in White

Author : Linda Reeder
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Tracing the changing notions of female and male in rural Sicily, Linda Reeder examines the lives of rural Sicilian women and the changes that took place as a result of male migration to the United States.

PRIDE AND MEMORY

Author : Dante Cosentino
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This story traced the author's life through some of the most important events in recent American history. Spanning more than three quarters of a century and seen through the lens of the son of immigrants, it shows the defects and possibilities of the American Dream. The author was involved, on a very personal level, in some of the most important political, cultural, and civil right issues of our time.

Women s Lives in Medieval Europe

Author : Emilie Amt
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Praise for the first edition: 'It is difficult to imagine another book in which one could find all this diverse material, and no doubt Amt's collection, in its richness, and in its genuine clarity and simplicity will takes prominent place in our expanded, diversified medieval curriculum, a curriculum that takes class, gender, and ethnicity as central to an understanding of world cultural history.' - The Medieval Review Long considered to be a definitive and truly groundbreaking collection of sources, Women’s Lives in Medieval Europe uniquely presents the everyday lives and experiences of women in the Middle Ages. This indispensible text has now been thoroughly updated and expanded to reflect new research, and includes previously unavailable source material. This new edition includes expanded sections on marriage and sexuality, and on peasant women and townswomen, as well as a new section on women and the law. There are brief introductions both to the period and to the individual documents, study questions to accompany each reading, a glossary of terms and a fully updated bibliography. Working within a multi-cultural framework, the book focuses not just on the Christian majority, but also present material about women in minority groups in Europe, such as Jews, Muslims, and those considered to be heretics. Incorporating both the laws, regulations and religious texts that shaped the way women lived their lives, and personal narratives by and about medieval women, the book is unique in examining women’s lives through the lens of daily activities, and in doing so as far as possible through the voices of women themselves.

Sicily s Interior

Author : Joanne Lane
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A great new resource. --Travel + Leisure. The perfect companion for planning. --Rutgers Magazine. These useful travel guides are highly recommended. --Library Journal. There aren't many places in the world you can ski and then hit the beach afterwards for a refreshing dip; see Greek, Roman, Etruscan, medieval and Arabic architecture all in the same town; and meet some of the friendliest people in the world. The richness in culture is demonstrated in the theater, cinema and art found everywhere. The Mafia, the wines and foods, the astonishing history - all are explored in this guidebook. Full color throughout. This is excerpted from our full guide to Sicily. This guide focuses on Sicily's interior - the provinces of Enna, Caltanisetta and Caltagirone, encompassing the vast central part of Sicily. If you want to see more traditional Sicilian life, this is where you should come. The mountainous interior has great beauty and remains substantially underdeveloped compared to the coast. The archaeological ruins, amazing cities and some of Sicily's best festivals make it well worth seeing. Among the highlights: The castles of Cerami, Troina and Cesaro; A walking itinerary past Sperlinga's troglodytic houses; Sant'Angelo Muxaro - Trek, bike or horseback ride around the hilltop town to ancient tombs, drop into caves and enjoy the traditional foods and festivals; CorleoneOCa- Famous for its Mafia associations; Villa Romana del Casale - The ancient mosaics at the villa outside Piazza Armerina; Explore the woods of Ficuzza on foot, bike or horseback; See the ancient ruins of Morgantina."

Women s Ritual Competence in the Greco Roman Mediterranean

Author : Matthew Dillon
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Contributions in this volume demonstrate how, across the ancient Mediterranean and over hundreds of years, women’s rituals intersected with the political, economic, cultural, or religious spheres of their communities in a way that has only recently started to gain sustained academic attention. The volume aims to tease out a number of different approaches and contexts, and to expand existing studies of women in the ancient world as well as scholarship on religious and social history. The contributors face a famously difficult task: ancient authors rarely recorded aspects of women’s lives, including their songs, prophecies, and prayers. Many of the objects women made and used in ritual were perishable and have not survived; certain kinds of ritual objects (lowly undecorated pots, for example) tend not even to be recorded in archaeological reports. However, the broad range of contributions in this volume demonstrates the multiplicity of materials that can be used as evidence – including inscriptions, textiles, ceramics, figurative art, and written sources – and the range of methodologies that can be used, from analysis of texts, images, and material evidence to cognitive and comparative approaches.

Sicily on Screen

Author : Giovanna Summerfield
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With its physical beauty and kaleidoscopic cultural background, Sicily has long been a source of inspiration for filmmakers. Twelve new essays by international scholars—and additional writings from directors Roberta Torre, Giovanna Taviani, and Costanza Quatriglio—seek to offset the near-absence of scholarship focusing on the relationship between the Mediterranean island and cinema. Touching on class relations, immigration, gender and poverty, the essays examine how Sicily is depicted in fiction, satire and documentaries. Situated between North and South, East and West, innovation and tradition, authenticity and displacement, Sicily acts as a microcosm of the world, a place to explore numerous narratives and develop intercultural dialogue. It is also the center of cinematographic discussions and events such as the Taormina Film Festival and the SalinaDocFest. The volume presents Sicily almost as a character and creator in its own right.

Embroidered Stories

Author : Edvige Giunta
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For Italian immigrants and their descendants, needlework represents a marker of identity, a cultural touchstone as powerful as pasta and Neapolitan music. Out of the artifacts of their memory and imagination, Italian immigrants and their descendants used embroidering, sewing, knitting, and crocheting to help define who they were and who they have become. This book is an interdisciplinary collection of creative work by authors of Italian origin and academic essays. The creative works from thirty-seven contributors include memoir, poetry, and visual arts while the collection as a whole explores a multitude of experiences about and approaches to needlework and immigration from a transnational perspective, spanning the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. At the center of the book, over thirty illustrations represent Italian immigrant women’s needlework. The text reveals the many processes by which a simple object, or even the memory of that object, becomes something else through literary, visual, performance, ethnographic, or critical reimagining. While primarily concerned with interpretations of needlework rather than the needlework itself, the editors and contributors to Embroidered Stories remain mindful of its history and its associated cultural values, which Italian immigrants brought with them to the United States, Canada, Australia, and Argentina and passed on to their descendants.

Insight Guides Explore Sicily Travel Guide eBook

Author : Insight Guides
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Insight Explore Guides: pocket-sized books to inspire your on-foot exploration of top international destinations. Experience the best of Sicily with this indispensably practical Insight Explore Guide. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see attractions like Palermo, Mount Etna, Siracusa and the Aeolian Islands, to discovering hidden gems, including the Zíngaro Nature Reserve and the medieval town of Erice, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking routes will help you plan your trip, save you time, and enhance your exploration of this fascinating island. · Practical, pocket-sized and packed with inspirational insider information, this will make the ideal on-the-move companion to your trip to Sicily · Enjoy over 13 irresistible Best Routes to walk, from the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento to Catania and Taormina · Features concise insider information about landscape, history, food and drink, and entertainment options · Invaluable maps: each Best Route is accompanied by a detailed full-colour map, while the large pull-out map provides an essential overview of the area · Discover your destination's must-see sights and hand-picked hidden gems · Directory section provides invaluable insight into top accommodation, restaurant and nightlife options by area, along with an overview of language, books and films · Inspirational colour photography throughout About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

The Spirit of Enthusiasm

Author : Susan A. Maurer
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This book examines the historical development of the American Catholic Charismatic Renewal from the early influences of the Spanish Cursillo movement, through the initial 'baptism in the spirit' event at Duquesne University in 1967, and the Renewal's subsequent development through the end of the 20th century.