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A Piedmontese View of History

I was born in Caraglio, Cuneo, in September 1908. There I lived with my family and received private education, studying in part with professors from Cuneo during the time of…

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E le acque si calmarono

Exhibition. October 27-January 27 Florence National Library and Italian National Jewish Heritage Foundation An exquisite exhibition at the National Library of Florence celebrates the return of some of the books…

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The Flood in Florence, 1966

The Flood in Florence, 1966: A Fifty-Year Retrospective, University Library of Michigan Nearly five decades have passed since the Arno River in Florence, Italy, flooded its banks on November 4,…

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Arnaldo Dante Momigliano

Arnaldo Dante Momigliano 1908-1987 Arnaldo Dante Momigliano arrived at Oxford in 1939. In the previous fall he had been dispossessed of his professorship in Roman history at the University of…

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Ariosto and Tasso

Curiosities of Literature It surprises one to find among the literary Italians the merits of Ariosto most keenly disputed: slaves to classical authority, they bend down to the majestic regularity…

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Primo Levi at the National Book Festival

Multimedia artist Cynthia Madansky produced this short film in tribute to Primo Levi as an introduction to the program at the National Book Festival. She used little known archival images…