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The Moro Morality Play by Robin Wagner-Pacifici

Title The Moro Morality Play
Author Robin Wagner-Pacifici
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release 1986-11-15
Category Social Science
Total Pages 360
ISBN 9780226869841
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

On March 16, 1978, the former prime minister of Italy, Aldo Moro, was kidnapped by the Red Brigades, and what followed—the fifty-five days of captivity that resulted in Moro's murder—constitutes one of the most striking social dramas of the twentieth century. In this compelling study of terrorism, Robin Wagner-Pacifici employs methods from sociology, symbolic anthropology, and literary criticism to decode the many social "texts" that shaped the event: political speeches, newspaper reports, television and radio news, editorials, photographs, Moro's letters, Red Brigade communiques, and appeals by various international figures. The analysis of these "texts" calls into question the function of politics, social drama, spectacle, and theater. Wagner-Pacifici provides a dramaturgic analysis of the Moro affair as a method for discussing the culture of politics in Italy.

Title Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies A J
Author Gaetana Marrone
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release 2007
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 1504
ISBN 1579583903
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Containing almost 600 entries, this impressive 2-volume reference presents detailed and authoritative treatment of the field of Italian literature, with attention both to the work and influence of individual writers of all genres and to movements, styles, and critical approaches.

Title Assassinations and Murder in Modern Italy
Author S. Gundle
Publisher Springer
Release 2007-10-15
Category History
Total Pages 246
ISBN 0230606911
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An extraordinary series of murders and political assassinations has marked contemporary Italian history, from the killing of the king in 1900 to the assassination of former prime minister Aldo Moro in 1978. This book explores well-known and lesser-known assassinations and murders in their historical, political and cultural contexts.

Title The Moro Affair And the Mystery of Majorana
Author Leonardo Sciascia
Publisher Carcanet Press
Release 1987
Category Italy
Total Pages 175
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Italy in the International System from D tente to the End of the Cold War
Author Antonio Varsori
Publisher Springer
Release 2017-11-10
Category History
Total Pages 309
ISBN 3319651633
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This edited collection offers a new approach to the study of Italy’s foreign policy from the 1960s to the end of the Cold War, highlighting its complex and sometimes ambiguous goals, due to the intricacies of its internal system and delicate position in the fault line of the East-West and North-South divides. According to received opinion, during the Cold War era Italy was more an object rather than a factor in active foreign policy, limiting itself to paying lip service to the Western alliance and the European integration process, without any pretension to exerting a substantial international influence. Eleven contributions by leading Italian historians reappraise Italy’s international role, addressing three complex and intertwined issues, namely, the country’s political-diplomatic dimension; the economic factors affecting Rome’s international stance; and Italy’s role in new approaches to the international system and the influence of political parties’ cultures in the nation’s foreign policy.

Inquisition and Inquiry by Anne Mullen

Title Inquisition and Inquiry
Author Anne Mullen
Publisher Troubador Publishing Ltd
Release 2000
Category
Total Pages 78
ISBN 9781899293421
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This study focuses on the narrative form which figured prominently in Sciascia's literary production in the 1970s and 1980s, that is, inchiesta, the non-fiction investigative essay, based principally on Manzoni's Storia della colonna infame [The Column of Infamy]. In his inchieste Sciascia investigates episodes in history, from the time of the Inquisition through to his own contemporary times, where intolerance and injustice outmatch human weakness and fear. This study considers Sciascia's commingling of detective and investigative writing, and his attempts at historiography. One striking feature of his narrative technique is his reliance on literature to interpret the past.

The Italian Cinema Book by Peter Bondanella

Title The Italian Cinema Book
Author Peter Bondanella
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2019-07-25
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 392
ISBN 1839020245
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

THE ITALIAN CINEMA BOOK is an essential guide to the most important historical, aesthetic and cultural aspects of Italian cinema, from 1895 to the present day. With contributions from 39 leading international scholars, the book is structured around six chronologically organised sections: THE SILENT ERA (1895–22) THE BIRTH OF THE TALKIES AND THE FASCIST ERA (1922–45) POSTWAR CINEMATIC CULTURE (1945–59) THE GOLDEN AGE OF ITALIAN CINEMA (1960–80) AN AGE OF CRISIS, TRANSITION AND CONSOLIDATION (1981 TO THE PRESENT) NEW DIRECTIONS IN CRITICAL APPROACHES TO ITALIAN CINEMA Acutely aware of the contemporary 'rethinking' of Italian cinema history, Peter Bondanella has brought together a diverse range of essays which represent the cutting edge of Italian film theory and criticism. This provocative collection will provide the film student, scholar or enthusiast with a comprehensive understanding of the major developments in what might be called twentieth-century Italy's greatest and most original art form.

Imagining Terrorism by Pierpaolo Antonello

Title Imagining Terrorism
Author Pierpaolo Antonello
Publisher Routledge
Release 2017-07-05
Category Foreign Language Study
Total Pages 240
ISBN 1351563173
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

No other European country experienced the disruption of political and everyday life suffered by Italy in the so-called 'years of lead' (1969-c.1983), when there were more than 12,000 incidents of terrorist violence. This experience affected all aspects of Italian cultural life, shaping political, judicial and everyday language as well as artistic representation of every kind. In this innovative and broad-ranging study, experts from the fields of philosophy, history, media, law, cinema, theatre and literary studies trace how the experience and legacies of terrorism have determined the form and content of Italian cultural production and shaped the country's way of thinking about such events?

The Moro Affair by Leonardo Sciascia

Title The Moro Affair
Author Leonardo Sciascia
Publisher New York Review of Books
Release 2004-05-31
Category History
Total Pages 192
ISBN 1590170830
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

On March 16, 1978 Aldo Moro, a former Prime Minister of Italy, was ambushed in Rome. Within three minutes the gang killed his escort and bundled Moro into one of three getaway cars. An hour later the terrorist group the Red Brigades announced that Moro was in their hands; on March 18 they said he would be tried in a "people's court of justice." Seven weeks later Moro's body was discovered in the trunk of a car parked in the crowded center of Rome. The Moro Affair presents a chilling picture of how a secretive government and a ruthless terrorist faction help to keep each other in business. Also included in this book is "The Mystery of Majorana," Sciascia's fascinating investigation of the disappearance of a major Italian physicist during Mussolini's regime.

Contemporary Terror by David Carlton

Title Contemporary Terror
Author David Carlton
Publisher Routledge
Release 2015-06-03
Category Political Science
Total Pages 232
ISBN 1317424301
Language English, Spanish, and French
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First published in 1981, this book contains papers on terrorism, presented to the International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts (ISODARCO). The subject is a complex one as ‘one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom-fighter’. No simple solution exist to the threat to domestic and international stability posed by the increased use of violence employed by various politically-motivated groups, challenging the authority of sovereign states. Many of the world’s leading authorities on terrorism and sub-state violence are among the contributors here, including J. Bowyer Bell, Jillian Becker, and Alessandro Silj, and participants come from a wide range of countries and professions. This book will be of interest to students of conflict and international relations, as well as policy-makers at many levels, and the general public in many countries.