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  Byzantine Empire - Phantis
The Byzantine Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Greek-speaking Roman Empire during the Middle Ages, centred at its capital in Constantinople.
The Eastern Empire was largely spared the difficulties of the west in the 3rd and 4th centuries, in part because urban culture was better established there and the initial invasions were attracted to the wealth of Rome.
The empire was also by now noticeably different in religion from the former imperial lands in western Europe, although the southern Byzantine provinces differed significantly from the north in culture and practiced Monophysite Christianity rather than Chalcedonian Orthodox.
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Italian belongs to the Romance branch of the Indo-European language family.
Italian is the official or co-official language of Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, Switzerland, and some areas of Slovenia and Croatia.
Italian is considered to be a Category I language in terms of difficulty for speakers of English.
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 Haile Selassie I, Part 2
Italian colonies in Libya, Italian (southern) Somaliland and Eritrea were unprofitable, and in the case of Libya, unstable.
The Italians insisted on the nautical leagues, as this would push the border further inland, while the Ethiopians maintained it was absurd to claim that the treaty used nautical leagues to measure a distance on dry land.
The new "King-Emperor" of the new "Italian Empire" in gratitude bestowed the title of "Duke of Addis Ababa" as a hereditary title upon Marshal Badoglio, and Marchese of Neghelli on Marshal Graziani, the commander of the Ialian troops that seized Harrar.
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 History Of Italy
Many Italians are afraid of being appreciated only for their past; yet, for a proper understanding of present-day Italy, it is necessary to go back to pre-Roman times, at least seven or eight centuries before the present era.
Political tensions in the Italian states arose primarily from the refusal of the restored Italian rulers to share power with the propertied classes, who were in large part landowners.
Italian soldiers were sent as "volunteers" to fight for General Francisco Franco in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), and Albania was occupied in 1939.
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 History - WOI Encyclopedia Italia
The Italian "province" was privileged by Augustus and his heirs, with the construction, among other public structures, of a dense mesh of roads.
The architects of Italian unification were Count Camillo Benso di Cavour, the Chief Minister of Victor Emmanuel, and Giuseppe Garibaldi, a general and national hero.
However, both the central empires and the Triple Entente tried to attract Italy on their side, and in April 1915 the Italian government agreed (London Pact) to declare war on the Austro-Hungarian Empire in exchange for several territories ([Trento], Trieste, Istria, Dalmatia).
www.wheelsofitaly.com /wiki/index.php/History   (2385 words)

 The Italian Empire
In 1874, the Italian states coalesced into the Italian Empire, a federal state on the model of Germany under the hereditary rule of the King of Piedmont-Sardinia.
Though the Italian Empire constituted one of the Great Powers of Europe, Italy's attempt to gain worldwide influence was undercut by the mind-numbing poverty and illiteracy in the south of the Italian Empire.
Italian culture also enjoyed a golden age, as the Futurists -- avant-garde artists and writers who hoped to renovate the ancient pieties of Italian culture along the streamlined and innovative lines of the new industrial world -- made themselves known worldwide as exciting innovators.
www.ahtg.net /TpA/italemp.html   (1108 words)

 Italian Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although the Italians were defeated in their first attempt to conquer Abyssinia in the First Italo-Abyssinian War in 1895-96, the Coptic empire of the Negus negorum was conquered by the Italians in the war of 1935-1936.
The Italian concession, at 46 hectares, was one of the smallest of the European concessions in that city.
Italian King Victor Emmanuel III took the Albanian crown, and a fascist government under Shefqet Verlaci was established.
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 Italian people Summary
This is surprising given that an Italian, Galileo Galilei (1564–1642), was one of the founders of modern science, and that his Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences (1638) praised the cultural role of technology and the philosophical importance of science.
Italian tradition was biased by the circumstances of Galileo's 1633 trial by the Holy Office of the Catholic Church.
Remnants of the empire surivived and during the reign of Constantine I.
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 Coins of Victor Emmanuel III   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
On 29 September 1911 he resumes the colonial initiative with the Italian invasion in Libya and of the islands of the Aegean Sea (May 1912); with the peace treaty of Losanna (18 October 1912) the Turkey recognizes the Italian acquisition of the Tripolitania and the Cirenaica.
On 3 October 1935 the Italian troops of Eritrea and Somalia invaded the Ethiopia; on 9 May 1936 the war finished with the proclamation of the Italian Empire of the East Africa: the "Empire" series celebrated this event.
Due to the failure of Italian arms in Greece and Africa and the imminent invasion by the Allies, on 25 July 1943 the Fascist Grand Council voted against continued support of Mussolini and Vittorio Emanuele III dismissed and arrest him.
www.ilmarengo.com /italia/regno/vittorioemanuele3en.htm   (739 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Chronicles | The price of friendship
Following the rise of the fascists to power in Italy in 1922 and the official downfall of the Ottoman Empire, which had had nominal suzerainty over Libya, Italian forces went on the offensive to extend their control over the entire country and, by the early 1930s, managed to quell all forms of national resistance.
The Italians now realised that the Egyptians were fully aware of the situation at the front and that any further attempt to deny it was futile.
As the build-up of Italian forces continued in Libya, El-Nahhas informed the British ambassador that he had received a letter from former prime minister Ismail Sidqi who was at the time on holiday in a Belgian spa, suggesting that Cairo conclude a non-aggression pact with Rome.
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 Trenches on the Web - Timeline: 1870-1914 - The Austro-Italian Naval Race
The pursuit of a North African colonial policy brought the Italians into confrontation with the French, who saw this as their own sphere of influence and were not keen to see a rival muscling in on their patch.
Unlike the Italians the Austro-Hungarians were starting from virtual scratch as far as battleship construction was concerned, but over the years they were to develop shipyards and heavy industry to support a growing fleet.
Meanwhile the Italians and the French could never shake off the mood of cool relations and never agreed to joint command or a joint fleet, much to the chagrin of the British who were junior partners in the Adriatic.
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Italy is called "il Belpaese" (Italian for beautiful country) by its inhabitants, due to the beauty and variety of its landscapes and for having the world's largest artistic patrimony; the country is home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites (41 as of July 13, 2006).
Italian was spoken by a small part of the population while the rest spoke local dialects.
The Italian national team has won the World Cup four times (1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006) and is the current titleholder, while major Italian clubs frequently compete at a high level of European competitions.
www.solarnavigator.net /geography/italy.htm   (5747 words)

 The Armchair Empire - Classic Gaming: The Italian Job
Luckily, The Italian Job has enough going for it that, if one is able to look past its considerable shortcomings, the game ends up being well worth the price of admission (especially considering the title is available new for only $10 (US)).
To add further value, The Italian Job also features a cool multi-player mode called Party Play which allows the player and up to six friends (for a total of up to seven players) to compete in any of the other modes in the game (save for Free Ride of course).
If The Italian Job was a full-price PSX game, it would still be worth buying for those sad folks for whom the PSX is their only gaming system.
www.armchairempire.com /Reviews/Playstation/italian-job.htm   (733 words)

 The Armchair Empire - Xbox Reviews: The Italian Job
For some strange and sometimes crazy reason, motion picture companies feel that it is absolutely in the best interest of the film to produce a dire videogame bearing the same name.
The Italian Job is a remake of a 1969 film with an all-star cast of actors that is really quite enjoyable.
The Italian Job creates a poor interface of time management and repetitive missions of driving from point A to point B. After a half hour, you’ll find yourself bored of the boredom.
www.armchairempire.com /Reviews/XBox/italian-job.htm   (583 words)

 History of Italy and its Italian Heritage
The Roman Empire reached its peak early in the second century A.D. By the end of the fifth century it had declined to such an extent that the Goths, whose home had originally been north of the Danube River, were able to depose the emperor and set up a kingdom uniting the whole peninsula.
His Italian campaigns resulted in the establishment of five puppet republics, which were absorbed into the French Empire when he became Emperor in 1804.
After the failure of the Italian campaign in Greece, Nazi agents took over the key positions in Italy, and the once proud nation was rapidly reduced to the position of a German puppet.
www.thetreemaker.com /last-name-meaning/history-of-italy.html   (1840 words)

 3CompMaps.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It was the Ottoman Empire, with Constantinople as its capital.
The third successor Empire was Mussolini's Fascist Italian Empire (1922-1943).
At its height, the Fascist Italian Empire plus the areas in occupied was comparable to the Republican Roman Empire in 146 BC, when it had just become indisputably the greatest power in the northern Mediterranean.
www.cit.gu.edu.au /~s285238/Roman/3CompMaps.html   (899 words)

In 1934, Italian soldiers attacked a party of British and Abyssinians at the oasis at Wal-Wal, in Abyssinia.
Italian troops used poison gas and attacked Red Cross hospitals, but even then the League could not agree on what to do.
In December 1934, Italian soldiers attacked a party of British and Abyssinian investigators at the oasis at Wal-Wal, in Abyssinia.
www.johndclare.net /EL6.htm   (540 words)

 Empire (style) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As it was intended to idealize Napoleon's leadership and magnify the increasing stature of the French state, the Empire style was created by French designers who drew heavily for their inspiration on symbols and ornamental designs borrowed from the glorious empires of ancient Greece and Rome.
As such, French Empire became a state-sponsored design movement that soon spread to and affected every field of aesthetics, most notably in architecture in such grandiose Neoclassical structures as the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Vendome Column, and La Madeleine, which were built in Paris to emulate the famous edifices of Imperial Rome.
In the United Kingdom, Germany, and the United States, the Empire style was adapted to local conditions and gradually acquired further expression as the Egyptian Revival, Greek Revival, Biedermeier style, Regency style, and late-Federal style.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Italian_empire_style   (367 words)

 FT February 2002: The Ineducable Left   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Empire’s pages brim with the science—fiction—like neologisms that typify much contemporary academic writing: “agentic,” “biopower,” “deterritorialization”—words that give those who wield them the sense of gaining Shaman—like access to hidden realms.
Italian authorities believed that Negri himself planned the infamous 1979 kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro, the leader of Italy’s Christian Democratic Party.
At the pinnacle of Empire is the capitalist power par excellence, the nuclear—bomb—wielding U.S., “a superpower that can act alone but prefers to act in collaboration with others.” Among those others: the G—8 nations, the Paris and London Clubs for Growth, and various nongovernmental organizations that seek to expand economic exchanges among states.
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 Mussolini, "il duce" the Italian Dictator
The defeat of Italian arms in World War 2 brought an end to his imperial dream and led to his downfall.
In 1929 a concordat with the Vatican was signed, by which the Italian state was at last recognized by the Roman Catholic Church.
Following Italian defeats on all fronts and the Anglo-American landing in Sicily in 1943, most of Mussolini's colleagues turned against him at a meeting of the Fascist Grand Council on July 25, 1943.
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 End of Empires: The World Powers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
None in the Republic forget the shame of the fall of Paris to Germans, the treacherous nature of the Italians, or the cowardly withdrawal of the British from France as the battle for the continent took shape.
As the newly raised Emperor, the Italian Player has the ability to bottle-up would be conquerors on her narrow borders on the peninsula and cause havoc with her navy and air force, with options of pursuing an expansive program in Africa and the Middle East, thus securing Italy’s position as a world
Outfitted with new weaponry, vast resources and a burning desire to become the dominant Empire in the world, the Russian Empire is a major Empire to be feared in any war.
www.endofempires.com /powers.htm   (1374 words)

 Andy's Playing Cards - Italian Cards - page 5
Fascism was based on a strong nationalism, and praised all military activities which should have re-established a powerful Italian empire, inspired by the glory of ancient Rome.
Another curious difference concerns the unique combination of courts: the knave is missing, replaced by a cavalier (a knight in armour), while a queen ranks second to the king.
The graphics of the deck, yet of innovative conception, follows rather sober guidelines (it is interesting how two unusual colours for regional patterns, such as navy blue and cream, extensively used, come together with the more conventional golden yellow and deep red).
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 Amazon.com: Fine Art of Italian Cooking: Books: Giuliano Bugialli   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Fine Art of Italian Cooking is considered the definitive cookbook on Italian cuisine, and Giuliano Bugialli is one of the foremost teachers of that country's revered cooking techniques.
Italian Arborio, Parmigiano Salt, Roman Empire, Italian Coarse-grained, Parmigiano Freshly
THERE ARE many simple, basic Florentine and Italian recipes that help you understand that much Italian cooking is based on simplicity, good ingredients, wonderful flavors, and a certain refinement, elegance and finesse that is the essence of Italian cooking.
www.amazon.com /Fine-Italian-Cooking-Giuliano-Bugialli/dp/081291838X   (1739 words)

 The Flavian Dynasty (69-96 A.D.) | Special Topics Page | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Vespasian showed great moderation and common sense in his dealings as emperor, but he was also known for his greed.
Vespasian also recruited equestrian officers, who brought personal wealth, and Italian and provincial members, who brought local knowledge, to the imperial administration and civil service.
Italian Peninsula, 1-500 A.D., Asia Minor (Anatolia and the Caucasus), 1-500 A.D., The Eastern Mediterranean, 1-500 A.D.,
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 The Antonine Dynasty (138-193 A.D.) | Special Topics Page | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Their dynasty reflects the connections between wealthy provincial and Italian families.
Marcus Aurelius' devotion to duty, protecting the frontiers of the empire, was in marked contrast to the behavior of his son, Commodus.
The Han Dynasty, The Roman Empire, Roman Portrait Sculpture: Republican through Constantinian, Roman Portrait Sculpture: The Stylistic Cycle, Provinces of the Late Roman Empire, Hellenistic and Roman Cyprus, Barbarians and Romans, Abridged List of Rulers: Roman Empire,
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