An unsentimental history of Italy
Some of those welcoming him might have reflected that the Corsican Bonaparte family ... Italy's case, 'the imperative inherent in the concept of unity could be as disruptive and coercive as it was liberating'. Duggan has a Renaissance painter's eye for ...
The Borgias: Exclusive Interview With Historical Author G.J. Meyer
And speaking of Late Medieval Italy, G. J Meyer is something of a Renaissance man himself- an award-winning journalist, acclaimed author, historian, academic… his latest novel uncovers the Hidden history ... family, this latest series of The Borgias ...
Faces out of the Crowd: On the Renaissance Portrait
The Swiss historian’s thesis that the Italian Renaissance, and especially its occurrence in Florence, was “the most important workshop of the Italian and, indeed of the modern European spirit,” evokes the historical process by which “an objective ...
Cockatoo perched in Renaissance painting forces rethink of history
the 15th century painting Madonna della Vittoria seems a typical Italian Renaissance work – apart, that is, from the appearance of an Australasian cockatoo in the background. The discovery of an animal more closely associated with suburban Sydney than ...
Hardcore History and Modern Conspiracy: Behind the Scenes With the Writer of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
What do you prefer writing: the historical background material, the story in Renaissance Italy, the modern day characters ... And the story with the Borgias infer that religion can be destructive. Would you consider the game activist?