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Political Ideas: Machiavelli

Machiavelli, This great author of the sixteenth century is distinguished by the description he established of the state, The Prince, named so because of his taste for absolutism. Born in Florence, Machiavelli studied law and then held important political posts at a troubled time. Italy is the prey of foreign invasions that plunder and make…
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History of Art: Amedeo Modigliani

Life and Work 1919 Zborovski arranges for several works by Modigliani to be shown in exhibitions in England. He is shown in Heale at the exhibition Modem French Painting, and in the Hill Gallery in London. English art collectors began to buy his paintings. At the end of May Modigliani returns to Paris. In July…
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The Gothic

Gothic movement begins to spread in Europe during the first half of the twelfth century. The colossal dimensions of religious architecture flourish throughout the Christian world in a common style called International Gothic. Sculpture and painting, always carrying an eschatological message, constantly evoke the presence of impending death (in the Middle Ages life expectancy was…
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Marcel Duchamp is talent

Born in Blainville-Crevon (France) on 28/07/1887; Death in Neuilly-sur-Seine (France) on the 02/10/1968 Marcel Duchamp is a world-renowned artist, considered one of the precursors of contemporary art. Born in 1887, Marcel Duchamp comes from a family of six children, many like Jacques Villon are artists and introduce him to painting. After having failed at the…
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Genius: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Born January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, he was baptized under the name of Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. His father, Leopold Mozart, took charge of his musical education. He was conductor at the court of the Archbishop of Salzburg as well as violinist, composer and pedagogue. From the age of six, Mozart shows exceptional gifts…
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Fuat Köprülü’s Defining Contribution To Turkology

Paul Dumont, “The Türk Yurdu Review and the Muslims of the Russian Empire, 1911-1914”, Cahiers du monde russe et russe, volume 15, No. 3-4, 1974: “Fuat Köprülü (1890-1966) was descended from the famous Köprülü family, famous in Ottoman history because of the many viziers she had given to the ruling dynasty, at the time of…
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Renaissance 

Renaissance is called the artistic movement that begins in Italy in the 14th century and is inspired by works of antiquity. It spreads in the 15th century in Europe and ends in the early 16th century. The Artistic Renaissance is a movement that begins in Italian cities such as Rome, Florence or Venice in the…
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Humanism

A Cultural Revolution The Arrival Of The Humanists  For centuries, elite men had been warriors, or, towards the end of the Middle Ages, wealthy merchants and bankers. And then, almost suddenly, everything changed: new men appeared on the scene. This change occurred between the end of the 14th and the middle of the 15th century.…
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