the late 18th century until the present time the tarot has also found use by mystics (Mysticism) and occultists (occultism) in efforts at divination (Divinatory, esoteric and occult tarot) or as a map of mental and spiritual pathways. History Playing cards first entered Europe in the late 14th century, probably from Mamluk Egypt (Mamluk Sultanate (Cairo)), with suits very similar to the tarot suits of Swords, Staves, Cups and Coins (also known as disks, and pentacles) and those
, that Rozehnal would leave for French side Lille OSC on a year long, free loan, with the German club still paying part of his salary.
on the cathedral was completed by the end of 1508, but it was not formally consecrated until 8 November 1509. The concept for the novel and its unusual writing method was suggested in a letter from Marcos to Taibo II, outlining the "rules and regulations". Within a week of accepting the proposal, the first chapter appeared in ''La Jornada,'' an important Mexico City newspaper. The result was nine chapters of material published in ''La Jornada'' from November 2004 to February 2005, with the newspaper's editors promising a complete edition of the work in its native Spanish language by reputed Spanish language publisher Editorial Planeta. The novel will also be released in book format in Italy, France, United States, Greece, Romania and Turkey. Demographics Uzwil has a population (as of
a reputation for their inventive adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth (Voodoo Macbeth), set in Haiti and using an all African American cast. That production was followed by Welles's and Edwin Denby's adaption of ''Horse Eats Hat'' and, in 1937, Marlowe's Doctor Faustus and the legendary production of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock. Breaking with the Federal Theatre Project in 1937, Welles and Houseman founded the Mercury Theatre and began
. Louis IV appointed Jandun as Bishop of Ferrara. Ten weeks later Jandun was formally accepted as a member of Louis IV’s court, and was given indefinite rations for three servents and three horses. Later that summer, around August 31, 1328, Jandun died in Todi, most likely in route to fulfill his new Bishopric. thumb upright Exterior of the Teatro della Pergola (Image:Teatro alla pegola 11.JPG) The '''Teatro della Pergola''' is a historic opera house in Florence, Italy. It is located in the centre of the city on the Via della Pergola, from which the theatre takes its name. It was built in 1656 under the patronage of Cardinal Gian Carlo de' Medici to designs by the architect Ferdinando Tacca, son of the sculptor Pietro Tacca; its inaugural production was the opera buffa, ''Il potestà di Colognole'' by Jacopo Melani Spike Hughes , ''Great Opera Houses'', London, 1956; the libretto was by Giovanni Andrea Moniglia (James Leve, ed. ''Il potestà di Colognole'' (Yale University Collegium Musicum '''14''') 2005, "introduction". . The opera house, the first to be built with superposed tiers of boxes rather than raked semi-circular seating in the Roman fashion, As in the Teatro Olimpico of Vicenza, designed by Andrea Palladio in the previous century. is considered to be the oldest in Italy, having occupied the same site for more than 350 years. Biography Born in Hartford, Connecticut, she was one of fourteen children of parents of Italian (Italy) immigrants. While still in her teens, Corio's good looks and shapely physique landed her showgirl roles that led to her becoming a hugely popular striptease artist. Working in New York City, she was a star performer at clubs such as the famous ''Minsky's Burlesque'' and Boston's old Howard Theatre (Howard Theatre (Boston)). The '''1975 Summer Universiade''', also known as the VIII Summer Universiade, FISU (organising body) official site - History took place in Rome, Italy. The 1975 Universiade only featured athletics, other disciplines having been cancelled, and was therefore referred to as the World University Championships in athletics (Athletics (sport)). hickoksports.com - Universiade GBR athletics - World Student Games (Universiade) - British Medallists The break in the schedule was for the 2005 World Championships (FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2005), held in Bormio, Italy, between January 28 and February 13, 2005. The women's competition was held in the neighboring skiing area of Santa Caterina (Santa Caterina di Valfurva). The 38th World Cup season began in October 2003 in Sölden, Austria, and concluded at the World Cup finals in Sestriere, Italy, in March 2004. Sestriere would host the alpine skiing events at the 2006 Winter Olympics (Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics). The 29th World Cup (Alpine Skiing World Cup) season began in December 1994 at Tignes, France, and concluded in March 1995 at the World Cup finals in Bormio, Italy. The overall champions were Alberto Tomba of Italy and Vreni Schneider of Switzerland The 29th World Cup (Alpine Skiing World Cup) season began in December 1994 at Tignes, France, and concluded in March 1995 at the World Cup finals in Bormio, Italy. The overall champions were Alberto Tomba of Italy and Vreni Schneider of Switzerland The 27th World Cup (Alpine Skiing World Cup) season began in November 1992 in Sestriere, Italy, and concluded in March 1993 in Åre, Sweden. Marc Girardelli of Luxembourg won his fifth overall title, which still stands as the most in World Cup history. Anita Wachter of Austria won the women's overall title. '''Montemitro''' (also called '''''Mundimitar''''') is a small town and ''comune'' in the province of Campobasso in the Molise region of Italy, near the Trigno river. The 22nd World Cup (Alpine Skiing World Cup) season began in November 1987 in Italy and concluded in March 1988 in Austria. The overall champions were Pirmin Zurbriggen and Michela Figini, both of Switzerland. The 19th World Cup (Alpine Skiing World Cup) season began in December 1984 in Italy and concluded in March 1985 in the United States (United States of America). The overall champions were Marc Girardelli of Luxembourg and Michela Figini of Switzerland. A break in the schedule was for the 1985 World Championships (FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1985), held in Bormio, northern Italy between January 31 and February 10, 1985. These were the first world championships (FIS Alpine World Ski Championships) held in an odd-numbered year. Men Pearl Jam went on to tour Europe for its first time in six years. The band played a small secret show at the Astoria in London, and headlined the Reading and Leeds Festivals in August 2006, despite having vowed to never play at a festival again after Roskilde (Roskilde Festival). In an interview in advance of the band's return to the festival circuit, Gossard commented, "It seems like an era to trust that we're aware enough to get through those bigger shows. We have a heightened awareness of what needs to happen every night so people are as safe as they can possibly be."
appearances, winning six national titles and two major European trophies. '''Cooper''' was a brand of off-road motorcycles made in Mexico using engine parts made in Italy and later, engines made by Sachs (Sachs Motorcycles). Imported into the United States in the early 1970s by Frank Cooper and sold as Cooper. Frank Cooper was a dealer for Maico when he contracted with Mexican motorcycle company, Islo to produce an Enduro and also a motocross model. Cooper made
. It is located in Trajan's Forum, built near the Quirinal Hill, north of the Roman Forum. Completed in AD (Anno Domini) 113 , the freestanding column is most famous for its spiral bas relief, that artistically describes the epic wars between the Romans and Dacians (101–102 and 105–106). Its design has inspired numerous victory columns, both ancient and modern. The usurpers of clan Cappadocian and the youngest clan of Caine, the Giovanni are both a clan
of Trieste Great Synagogue of Trieste '''. Designed by the Christian architect, Ruggero (Ruggero Berlam) and Arduino Berlam, its plan followed the trend of other central European communities in a style reminiscent of Middle Eastern buildings, ancient and modern. Although most Triestino (Trieste) Jews were not of Italian (Italy) origin, they rallied to the unification of Italy. The peace settlement brought Trieste into the Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946) Kingdom of Italy
in 1919. Immigration swelled Jewish numbers to 6,000; Jews were prominent in the city’s economy and assimilation spread unchecked. In 1910, the affluent Trieste Jewish community approved the construction of the '''Great Synagogue of Trieste (Synagogue of Trieste)'''. Designed by the Christian architect, Ruggero (Ruggero Berlam) and Arduino Berlam, its plan followed the trend of other central European communities in a style reminiscent of Middle Eastern buildings, ancient
conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Vienna State Opera, and principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra from 1989 to 2002, when he retired from the position for health reasons. Biography Born in Milan, Italy, Abbado is the son of the violinist and composer Michelangelo Abbado, who was his first piano teacher, and the brother of musician Marcello Abbado. After studying piano at the Milan Conservatory
'''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, imf.org, 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.