Italy Essays

The History of Italian Theatre

The Italian Renaissance occurred from 1550 – 1700. The rapid economic growth in Italy during this time made it possible for the more wealthy citizens to endulge in alternate forms of entertainment. Wealthy families such as the Medicis began a system of patronage, in which they would finance artists to produce art in many forms. Italian theatre used the plays of ancient Greek and Roman theatre (dramas) as well as mediaeval theatre (religious plays) as a foundation. Commedia dell’Arte The…

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Renaissance Medicine and Medical Practices

In the beginning of the Elizabethan Era medicine was the beginning of advancements. During the Renaissance, disease was a big problem. Medicine was not as advanced as it is today, but being discovered from witchcraft and superstitions, to cures for the sick. Medicine was not advanced then so the citizens looked for cure from the “witches” and their beliefs just led them to their deaths. Religious citizens prayed, or consumed blood from someone else as they believed to contain the…

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Chinese Immigrants in Italy

This research paper investigates the interactions between Italian people and Chinese immigrants in everyday life and focuses on problems and complications that characterize this difficult “cohabitation”. It explores the general situation and conditions that Chinese immigrants have in Italy and the perception that the Italian country and its citizens have towards them. This open-viewed analysis focuses on the Chinese way of living in Italy and how this influences the Italian one. This shows the contradictions and the appalling conditions that…

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Culture and Politics in Fascist Italy

In The Patron State: Culture and Politics in Fascist Italy, Maria Susan Stone discusses the cultural policy-making under Mussolini’s regime in Italy from 1922 to 1943. Specifically, she has provided a detailed study of two of the most popular showpieces of public culture during the fascist regime: the reconstituted Venice Biennale and the 1932 Exhibition of the Fascist Revolution. Stone asserts that the cultural politics that happened during the fascist regime in Italy was developed in three stages. The first…

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English Presentation Tourism Italy

Good morning to Madam Teh and fellow classmates. Today, we would like to promote an affordable rate tourism package to Italy. We have made a research on The Most Popular Countries among Malaysians and we had Italy as the rank number one. So, that is why we decided to fulfill the people’s hunger to visit Italy and offer a low rate for the tourism package. The reason for people to pick Italy as their favorite country is mostly because of…

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Italy During the Renaissance

1. How did the lack of a single strong ruler benefit Italy during the Renaissance? The lack of a single strong ruler made it possible for a number of city-states in northern and central Italy to remain independent. 2. How did the demand for goods affect both the power of the Italian states and the Catholic Church? As the Italian states grew wealthier, the power of the Church began to decline slightly. 3. How did the fact that other countries…

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Italian Unification

By 1870, Italy had finally captured Rome and so with it the whole of the Italian Peninsula was now under the control of an Italian state. Previously, the Austrians controlled Venetia and Lombardy and Italy was divided into many different states. However, by 1870, Piedmont had managed to unite all of Italy under one ruler. On the other hand, there were many divisions in this new state leading up to 1870. For example there were many people in the South…

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Hawthorne’s Perspective of Italy

Traveling has always been one of the most pleasurable and at the same time educational past times people always love doing. Going to different places enables people to learn new things by meeting people of different languages, of different cultures, and by going to places with different environments, history and traditions. Traveling can also be considered as one of the most insightful activities people can ever practice. It opens traveler’s perspectives and points of view to a wider view of…

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Development of the Renaissance Centralized Church Plan

Analyze the development of the centralized church plan in Renaissance architecture (15th and 16th centuries). In your examples, include an analysis of meaning and symbolism. During the Renaissance period, new centralized church plans developed as a result of a more scientific approach to nature. The idea of precise proportions and measurement emerged through Vitruvius’ theory regarding human anatomy. Vitruvius described how human body, with extended arms and legs, fits perfectly into the most basic geometrical shapes: circle and square. This…

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The Legacy of the Renaissance

The legacy of the renaissance can be described and defined in many ways and through many great people. For example, one of the main figures of the renaissance was “Leonardo Da Vinci” born in Italy during the year1452; he was during his time and is still today considered a true renaissance man. Da Vinci dabbled in almost every aspect of the arts and science. He is most famous however for his painting (Mona Lisa) finished in 1506, but he also…

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Over 100 Years Ago in Italy

We could hear the anger in my father’s voice as him and my mother talked about our sister. The walls between the main room and the small bedroom I shared with my brothers were too thin to hide the noise. Most of the bedroom was filled with two large beds and couple of wooden dressers. Anthony and I sat on the bed we shared on the right side of the room; Michael and Nicholas both sat on the edge of…

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Italian and German Unification

In 1870, Italy and Germany were unified. The unifications were different. Italy had its own way of unifying, and so did Germany. For instance, Italy was brought together when the Franco-Prussian war withdrew France from Rome. The German unification was also brought together by the Franco-Prussian war. The unifications wouldn’t have been achieved without the help of men and historical circumstances. When Italy and Germany were unified, they changed history. Italy had its own way of unifying. For example, after…

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Palazzo Art History

Context Few windows overlook the inner courtyard (“cortile”); the colonnaded walls are decorated on all sides by deep niches and blind windows, and the intervening surfaces are spattered by ‘spezzato’ (broken and blemished plaster) giving life and depth to the surfaces. Function pleasure palace, or Villa Suburbana Description terms four exterior façades have flat pilasters against rusticated walls Intent pleasure palace, or Villa Suburbana Palazzo del Te or Palazzo Te is a palace in the suburbs of Mantua, Italy. It…

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The Significance of Garibaldi’s Contribution

Giuseppe Garibaldi was born in Nice, and, although he was a born a French citizen, he regarded himself as Italian. Despite the pressure placed upon him to enter the Church, he joined the Merchant Navy where a chance meeting with Mazzini altered the entire course of his life. One of Mazzini’s greatest disciples was Garibaldi, who was inspired with nationalist fervour and patriotic enthusiasm. He quickly converted to share Mazzini’s aim of a united Italy, but only an Italy united…

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Do Video Games Make Violence to Children

Italy has many beautiful and historic cities worth a visit. Travel to cities is best done by train as driving in Italian cities may be very difficult and the extensive Italian train system is inexpensive. Most city centers are well-suited to walking and parts of the city centers may be closed to transportation. Large Italian cities generally have good public transportation, too. Check the distances between cities with our Distance Calculator. 1. Rome – Roma Piazza del Popolo picture by…

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