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Scaffei, David

Works: 37 works in 62 publications in 1 language and 202 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Exhibition catalogs  Personal narratives‡vIsraeli  Interviews 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: D387, 940.284
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Scaffei
I sonnambuli : come l'Europa arrivò alla Grande Guerra by Christopher M Clark( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Italian and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authoritative chronicle, drawing on new research on World War I, traces the paths to war in a minute-by-minute narrative that examines the decades of history that informed the events of 1914
La rabbia dei vinti : la guerra dopo la guerra, 1917-1923 by Robert Gerwarth( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in Italian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'età della gloria : storia d'Europa dal 1648 al 1815 by T. C. W Blanning( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La rivolta : Bronte 1860 by Lucy Riall( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1848 : year of revolution by Michael Rapport( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1848, violent revolutions ripped through Europe. This vivid and enlightening book traces the roots of the revolutions and then, with breathtaking pace, describes how this violence spread across Europe, and explains how their effects are still present today
Where have all the soldiers gone? : the transformation of modern Europe by James J Sheehan( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanford historian Sheehan charts what is perhaps the most radical shift in Europe's history. For centuries, nations defined themselves by their willingness and ability to wage war. But after World War II, Europe began to redefine statehood, rejecting ballooning defense budgets in favor of material well-being, social stability, and economic growth. Sheehan reveals how and why this happened, and what it means for America as well as the rest of the world.--Source : éditeur
Memorie della campagna d'Italia : Napoleone Bonaparte by Napoléon( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il veterano : undici anni nei campi di concentramento : 1934-1945 by Carl Schrade( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juvenescence : a cultural history of our age by Robert Pogue Harrison( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How old are you? The more thought you bring to bear on the question, the harder it is to answer. For we age simultaneously in different ways: biologically, psychologically, socially. And we age within the larger framework of a culture, in the midst of a history that predates us and will outlast us. Looked at through that lens, many aspects of late modernity would suggest that we are older than ever, but Robert Pogue Harrison argues that we are also getting startlingly younger--in looks, mentality, and behavior. We live, he says, in an age of juvenescence. Like all of Robert Pogue Harrison's books, Juvenescence ranges brilliantly across cultures and history, tracing the ways that the spirits of youth and age have inflected each other from antiquity to the present. Drawing on the scientific concept of neotony, or the retention of juvenile characteristics through adulthood, and extending it into the cultural realm, Harrison argues that youth is essential for culture's innovative drive and flashes of genius. At the same time, however, youth--which Harrison sees as more protracted than ever--is a luxury that requires the stability and wisdom of our elders and the institutions. "While genius liberates the novelties of the future, "Harrison writes, "wisdom inherits the legacies of the past, renewing them in the process of handing them down." A heady, deeply learned excursion, rich with ideas and insights, Juvenescence could only have been written by Robert Pogue Harrison. No reader who has wondered at our culture's obsession with youth should miss it
Napoleone e Washington : Bonaparte e il modello americano dal consolato all'Impero by Bronisław Baczko( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garibaldi : invention of a hero by Lucy Riall( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Giuseppe Garibaldi, the Italian revolutionary leader and popular hero, was among the best-known global figures of the nineteenth century. This book seeks to examine his life and the making of his cult, to assess its impact and to understand its surprising success." "For thirty years Garibaldi was involved in every combative event in Italy. His greatest moment came in 1860, when he defended a revolution in Sicily, which provoked the collapse of the Bourbon monarchy, the overthrow of papal power in central Italy and the creation of the Italian nation state. It made him a global symbol, representing strength, bravery, manliness, saintliness and a spirit of adventure. Handsome, flamboyant and sexually attractive, he was worshipped in life and became a cult figure after his death in 1882." "Lucy Riall shows that the emerging cult of Garibaldi was initially conceived by revolutionaries intent on overthrowing the status quo, that it was also the result of a collaborative effort involving writers, artists, actors and publishers, and that it became genuinely and enduringly popular among a broad public. The book demonstrates that Garibaldi played an integral part in fashioning and promoting himself as a new kind of charismatic political hero. Riall analyses the way the Garibaldi myth has been harnessed both to legitimate and to challenge national political structures, and she identifies elements of Garibaldi's political style appropriated by political leaders around the world, including Mussolini and Che Guevara."--Jacket
From fascism to populism in history by Federico Finchelstein( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fascism and populism are at the center of political discussions today. Although they are often conflated, they represent alternative global trajectories. This book represents a historian's inquiry into how and why fascism became linked with populism in history. Stressing the significant differences between populism as form of democracy and fascism as a form of dictatorship, From Fascism to Populism in History rethinks the conceptual and historical experiences of fascism and populism by assessing their elective ideological affinities and substantial political differences in history and theory"--Provided by publisher
Civil wars : a history in ideas by David Armitage( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We think we know civil war when we see it. Yet ideas of what it is, and what it isn't, have a long and contested history, from its fraught origins in republican Rome to debates in early modern Europe down to the present day. Defining the term is an acutely political act: whether a war is "civil" often depends on whether one is a ruler or a rebel, victor or vanquished, participant or foreigner. Likewise, calling any particular conflict a civil war can shape its outcome by determining whether other nations choose to get involved or stand aside. So it has been in our own nation's history: from the American Revolution (commonly referred to as a civil war as it was being waged) to the U.S. "Civil War" to the Second Gulf War - in each, pivotal decisions on the part of outside powers turned on precisely such shifts of perspective. In Civil Wars, the eminent historian David Armitage offers an invaluable illumination of this vexing subject. By touching on certain signal instances in Western thought - the poetry of Lucan, the political theory of Thomas Hobbes, the so-called Lieber Code produced during our own civil war, to name a few - he creates a "genealogy" of our sometimes contradictory notions about civil war. The result has much to tell us about how this intellectual inheritance has shaped the political forms of our uneasy world and how we might think about this form of violence in the future. From the Balkans to Rwanda, Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan, and most recently Syria, civil conflict has exploded of late. Across the West, politics itself looks ever more like civil war by other means. At such a charged time, this book's unique perspective on the origins and dynamics of a phenomenon still shaping our world is sure to prove indispensable in the ongoing effort to grapple with what has come to seem an eternal problem. -- from dust jacket
La Sicilia e l'unificazione italiana : politica liberale e potere locale : (1815-1866) by Lucy Riall( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Italian Risorgimento : state, society, and national unification by Lucy Riall( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Risorgimento was a turbulent and decisive period in the history of Italy. Lucy Riall's account tells of the upheavals of the years between 1815 and 1860, when a series of crises destabilized the states of Restoration Italy and led to the creation of a troubled nation state
Novecento : arte e storia in Italia( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israël, état en quête d'identité by Claude Klein( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur fait le point sur les paradoxes qui secouent la société israélienne, en suivant son évolution depuis la création de l'Etat
Manifesto per la storia : il ruolo del passato nel mondo d'oggi by David Armitage( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qual è oggi il compito civile della storia? È ancora utile la riflessione sul passato per coloro che hanno la responsabilità di decidere il presente? E quale storia gli storici devono e possono raccontare? Perché è importante che lo facciano? Il libro prende le mosse da una dichiarazione di crisi delle discipline storiche nel mondo d'oggi. La verità è che l'orizzonte temporale che sostiene la nostra percezione del presente si è, negli ultimi decenni, inaridito e contratto. Gli stessi storici di mestiere hanno progressivamente ridotto l'arco di tempo da prendere in considerazione per le loro ricerche, appiattendolo sempre più sul <<breve periodo>>. Ma il breve periodo finisce con l'essere l'anticamera del dimenticatoio della storia: una dimensione che lascia sempre più spazio all'egemonia - non sempre virtuosa - di altri punti di vista disciplinari, primi fra tutti quelli degli economisti e di altri scienziati sociali. Il fatto è che i grandi problemi del presente - la questione ambientale, il governo delle società complesse, la diseguaglianza dei redditi e delle opportunità su scala planetaria - non possono essere neanche pensati senza tener conto della profondità del passato
La nostra cruda logica : testimonianze di soldati israeliani dai territori occupati by Shovrim shetiḳah (Organization : Israel)( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I sonnambuli : comme l'Europa arrivò alla grande guerra by Christopher M Clark( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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