What is Italy known for?

original plays

and dramatisations. His adaptation of Conrad's 'Secret Agent' starred Sir Alan Bates, and that of O'Neill's 'Strange Interlude' starred Diane Cilento. With Constance Cox he initiated the first BBC TV classical series with 'Jane Eyre' and 'Vanity Fair (Vanity Fair (novel))'. His original plays on TV included 'Statue of David' with Jill Bennet and 'Light from a Star' with Isa Miranda. After this he travelled extensively in Greece, France and Italy. ref name "CWID"

acclaimed performance

was the central figure in ''Moromeţii (Moromeţii (film))'', an adaption of Marin Preda's 1955 book (Moromeţii), directed by Stere Gulea. His critically acclaimed performance saw Rebengiuc being identified by the public with his character, the patriarchal (Patriarchy) and rigid peasant Ilie Moromete. Rebengiuc repeatedly stated having felt unsure about his participation

campaign biography

became the head of the department of amphibious experimental aircraft design in 1928. He was the head of the design department of NII (NII (institute)) GVF, general designer (chief designer), since 1930. Later they left for Genoa, Italy. During the Greek military junta of 1967–1974, Tatiana lost her Greek citizenship, and thus she joined the anti-junta campaign. Biography Born in Cincinnati, Ohio where he studied with Frank Duveneck. In the second half of the 1870s he went with Duveneck and fellow students to the Royal Academy of Munich (Academy of Fine Arts, Munich). He then spent time in Florence, Italy, returning to Boston in 1883. thumb 250px Balian of Ibelin, carrying King Baldwin V (File:Balduin5.jpg) The Ibelin family rose from relatively humble origins to become one of the most important noble families in the Crusader states of Jerusalem and Cyprus (Kingdom of Cyprus). The family claimed to be descended from the Le Puiset viscounts of Chartres, but this appears to be a later fabrication. They were more probably from Pisa Italy, the name 'Barisan' being found in Tuscany and Liguria related to Azzopardi family. Its first known member Barisan (Barisan of Ibelin) was apparently a knight in service of the Count of Jaffa and in the 1110s became constable of Jaffa. As reward for his capable and loyal service, around 1122 he married Helvis, heiress of the nearby lordship of Ramla. thumb right 220px ''Ugolino'' by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (Image:Ugolino Carpeaux Petit Palais PPSO1573.jpg), 1861, Petit Palais. '''Count Ugolino della Gherardesca''' (c. 1220 – March 1289), count of Donoratico, was an Italian (Italy) nobleman (nobility), politician and naval commander. He was frequently accused of treason and features prominently in Dante's Divine Comedy. Barisan's origins are obscure. The Ibelins later claimed to be descended from the viscounts of Chartres, but according to Peter W. Edbury, Barisan was probably from northern Italy. Peter W. Edbury, ''John of Ibelin and the Kingdom of Jerusalem'' (Boydell Press, 1997), pg. 4. According to Jonathan Riley-Smith, however, he may have indeed been connected to Chartres, as the brother of Hugh of Le Puiset (Hugh I of Jaffa), Count of Jaffa; he would then have also been a cousin to the Montlhéry family of King Baldwin II of Jerusalem. Jonathan Riley-Smith, ''The First Crusaders, 1095-1131'' (Cambridge University Press, 1997), pp. 172-173. Although Postlethwaite remained with the team until

ancient record

Air France Flight 152 The survival rate was 91%. The earliest known bridge of ancient Rome, Italy, the '''Pons Sublicius''', spanned the Tiber River near the Forum Boarium ("cattle forum") downstream from the Tiber Island, near the foot of the Aventine Hill. According to tradition, its construction was ordered by Ancus Martius around 642 BC, but this date is approximate because there is no ancient record of its construction. Martius wished

developing skills

of eventually starting a record company. Victor worked part-time in this home-studio producing local bands from the Windsor-Detroit area, developing skills and experimentation that would later serve as the background for his upcoming releases. Biography Marini was born in Valverde, Italy and was ordained a priest of the Catholic Church on 27 June 1965. He holds a doctorate in liturgy from the Benedictine-run College of Sant'Anselmo

romantic songs

Jewish origin, best known for his poetic rhythm, eloquent simplicity and his hundreds of romantic songs. He has written songs for Édith Piaf (including "Milord (Milord (song))"), Dalida, Françoise Hardy, Barbara (Monique Serf), Brigitte Fontaine, Herbert Pagani, France Gall, and Cindy Daniel, as well as for himself. He recorded a demo (demo (music)) of some of his own songs, which was heard by music industry entrepreneur Phil Solomon (music executive

music summer

a positive reception from music critics. The song, under the revised title "'''Drowned World (Substitute for Love)'''", was released as a single (single (music)) in the summer of 1998 (1998 in music) and was a hit in the United Kingdom, reaching number ten selling 90,651 copies, in Italy and in Spain. The single was not released in the U.S. market. Chart performance In the United Kingdom the song was another hit for Madonna, debuting and peaking at number 10

work free

" (1992-present) a dramatic political realignment . That specification of sculpture as tension of force between the under-lying helicoidal axis and superposed rhythm of plane (Plane (mathematics))s in Sokolov is tempered by the artist's choice to work, free from preparatory modelling, in direct-carving. The modernism of the French (France) school of Sculpture developed in modelling but Sokolov's direct-carving is informed by the revolutionary carving influences of Brancusi

fiction created

(template: Russia at the end of the Middle Ages) Neoism a pure fiction created by Anti-Neoists. The Dutch Neoist Arthur Berkoff (Neoists) operated as a one-person-movement "Neoism Anti-Neoism Pregroperativism". Similarly, Blaster Al Ackerman declared himself a "Salmineoist" after Sicilian-American actor Sal Mineo, and John Berndt was credited by Ackerman as having given Neoism the name "Spanish Art," circa 1983. In 1989, following the post

unique people

's science fiction picture ''Retrograde (Retrograde (film))'' alongside Joe Montana (actor), Gary Daniels and Joe Sagal. It tells the story of "a group of genetically unique people who travel back in time to prevent the discovery of meteors containing deadly bacteria." ref


'''Italy''' ( and has the third largest economy in the Eurozone and the eighth (List of countries by GDP (nominal))-largest in the world. International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Economic Outlook (WEO) Database- GDP Nominal 2010 to 2019,, October 2014 Edition

Since ancient times (classical antiquity), Etruscan (Etruscan civilization), Magna Graecia and other cultures (Prehistoric Italy) have flourished in the territory of present-day Italy, being eventually absorbed by Rome (Ancient Rome), that has for centuries remained the leading political and religious centre of Western civilisation (Western world), capital of the Roman Empire and Christianity. During the Dark Ages (Dark Ages (historiography)), the Italian Peninsula faced calamitous invasions by barbarian tribes (Migration Period), but beginning around the 11th century, numerous Italian city-states rose to great prosperity through shipping, commerce and banking (indeed, modern capitalism has its roots in Medieval Italy). Especially during The Renaissance, Italian culture thrived, producing scholars, artists, and polymaths such as Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Michelangelo and Machiavelli. Italian explorers such as Polo (Marco Polo), Columbus (Christopher Columbus), Vespucci (Amerigo Vespucci), and Verrazzano (Giovanni da Verrazzano) discovered new routes to the Far East and the New World, helping to usher in the European Age of Discovery. Nevertheless, Italy would remain fragmented into many warring states for the rest of the Middle Ages, subsequently falling prey to larger European powers (Power (international relations)#Modern Age European powers) such as France (French First Empire), Spain (Spanish Empire), and later Austria (Austrian Empire). Italy would thus enter a long period of decline that lasted until the mid 19th century.

After various unsuccessful attempts, the second (Second War of Italian Independence) and the third (Third War of Italian Independence) wars of Italian Independence resulted in the unification (Italian unification) of most of present-day Italy between 1859-66.

Italy plays a prominent role in global military, cultural and diplomatic affairs "Italy plays a prominent role in European and global military, cultural and diplomatic affairs. The country's European political, social and economic influence make it a major regional power." See ''Italy: Justice System and National Police Handbook'', Vol. 1 (Washington, D.C.: International Business Publications, 2009), p. 9. and thus is considered a major regional power. "Operation Alba may be considered one of the most important instances in which Italy has acted as a regional power, taking the lead in executing a technically and politically coherent and determined strategy." See Federiga Bindi, ''Italy and the European Union'' (Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2011), p. 171. Italy is a founding and leading member of the European Union. Italy is a member of numerous international institutions, including the UN, NATO, the OECD, the OSCE, the DAC (Development Assistance Committee), the WTO, the G4 (G4 (EU)), G6 (G6 (EU)), G7, G8, G10 (Group of Ten (economic)), G20, the Union for the Mediterranean, the Latin Union, the Council of Europe, the Central European Initiative, the ASEM and the Uniting for Consensus.

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