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The Rape Of Europa


Author : Lynn H. Nicholas
language : en
Publisher: Vintage
Release Date : 2009-12-22


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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award The real story behind the major motion picture The Monuments Men. The cast of characters includes Hitler and Goering, Gertrude Stein and Marc Chagall--not to mention works by artists from Leonardo da Vinci to Pablo Picasso. And the story told in this superbly researched and suspenseful book is that of the Third Reich's war on European culture and the Allies' desperate effort to preserve it. From the Nazi purges of "Degenerate Art" and Goering's shopping sprees in occupied Paris to the perilous journey of the Mona Lisa from Paris and the painstaking reclamation of the priceless treasures of liberated Italy, The Rape of Europa is a sweeping narrative of greed, philistinism, and heroism that combines superlative scholarship with a compelling drama. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Rape Of Europa


Author : Charles FitzRoy
language : en
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date : 2015-02-26


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'The Rape of Europa' is one of Titian's great masterpieces, a work charged with eroticism and classical mystique behind which lies a tale as compelling as the painting itself. Here Charles FitzRoy weaves a unique account of its history and the painting's movement following the rise and fall of the countries in which it has been housed. The story ranges from its place at the court of King Philip II of Spain, through French revolution and English intrigue, to its final move to America, engineered by the brilliant but devious art historian Bernard Berenson. This is the tale of how Titian's masterpiece has captivated kings, nobles, artists, and lovers alike for over four centuries since its conception and continues to do so today.

Rescuing Da Vinci


Author : Robert M. Edsel
language : en
Publisher: Laurel Editions
Release Date : 2006


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Uses photographs to tell the untold story of the "Monuments Men" and their discovery of more than 1,000 repositories, many of which contained paintings, sculpture, furniture, and other treasures stolen by the Nazis.

Cruel World


Author : Lynn H. Nicholas
language : en
Publisher: Vintage
Release Date : 2011-05-25


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To be a child in mid-twentieth-century Europe was to be not a person but an object, available for use in the service of the totalitarian state. Very soon after Adolf Hitler came to power, policies of eugenic selection and euthanasia began to weed ill or disabled children out of the New Order by poison, gas, and starvation. Defect-free “good blood” children were subjected to an “education” based on racism, propaganda, and the glorification of the Führer, and were deliberately deprived of free time that would allow independent thought or action. Once the war began, “Nordic”-looking children were kidnapped from families in the conquered lands and subjected to “Germanization.” Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of “bad blood” children—Jews, Gypsies, Poles, Ukrainians, Russians(were separated from their families and condemned to forced migration, slave labor, sadistic experiments, starvation, and mass execution. At the end of the war, uprooted children of every origin wandered the bombed-out cities and countryside, some having been taken from home at such a young age that they did not know where they had come from or even their own names. Millions surged into and out of DP camps, exploited by political and religious groups, while the Allies and the fledgling United Nations tried mightily to put families back together and to find new homes for the orphans. All the riveting narrative skill and impeccable scholarship that distinguished Lynn Nicholas’s first book, The Rape of Europa (winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction), are present in her study of these terrible crimes against humanity. To research this story she has delved into the governmental and military archives of many nations, and has interviewed countless individuals. She shows the relationship of the deadly Nazi policies to the brutal tactics used in the USSR in the 1930s and to their rehearsal in the Spanish Civil War, and vividly describes the abject failure of Hitler’s campaign to plant Germanizing colonies in the conquered nations. She gives us the stories of survivors of ghastly war-spawned famines(in Greece and Russia in the 1940s, Holland in the “Hunger Winter” of 1945, and Berlin in the Airlift year of 1949(and of British, French, and Dutch children who were evacuated to the countryside; boys and girls sent alone from Europe to England on the Kindertransports; the teenaged soldiers of the Reich; the small veterans of the quarries, the factories, and the camps as well as those who survived in lonely hiding. In Cruel World Lynn Nicholas shows us clearly, and with passionate empathy for the innocent victims, the crimes against children that inevitably result when ideology overwhelms humanity. This powerful book, as it recounts the waking nightmare that enmeshed the lives of Europe’s boys and girls, bears witness to our own responsibility to the children of the twenty-first century. From the Hardcover edition.

The Rape Of Europa By Jupiter A Masques As It Is Sung At The Queens Theatre In Dorset Garden By Their Majesties Servants


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language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1694


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The Rape Of Europa In Ancient Literature Microform


Author : Bridget T. Reeves
language : en
Publisher: Library and Archives Canada = Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
Release Date : 2003


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This thesis considers how ancient authors narrate the story of Europa's rape in such a way as to "place their own mark" on the myth. In chapter one, I explore aspects of the Europa myth that often do not appear in the larger extant works such as Europa's function in religion, the archaeological representations of her rape, and the rationalisation of the myth, etc. Chapter two provides the audience with the basic outline of the story so that it will be equipped to appreciate the changes each writer makes to the story. As well, the development of the Europa myth over time is considered here. Outlined in chapter three is the approach (i.e. the use of traditional and new tools of literary criticism) I take to investigate the works offered by the ancient writers, beginning first with Moschus' account. An appreciation of the techniques Moschus incorporates is presented in chapter three while in chapter four the poet's elaboration of the ekphrasis and the inclusion of an embedded narrative are examined. The next three chapters (5, 6 and 7) look at Horace's and Ovid's (two) treatments of the rape of Europa, and chapter eight focusses on the versions of later Greek writers, Achilles Tatius, Lucian and Nonnos. Finally, in chapter nine conclusions are made about the various rape narratives of Europa, especially about trends in the myth's treatments, links and contrasts between versions, and the variety which each writer adds with regard to form, description, tone and characterisation. This investigation sheds new light on how ancient authors, when faced with a long tradition of myth telling, go about creating a fresh and entertaining story.

Saving Italy The Race To Rescue A Nation S Treasures From The Nazis


Author : Robert M. Edsel
language : en
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date : 2013-05-06


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From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Monuments Men "An astonishing account of a little-known American effort to save Italy's…art during World War II."—Tom Brokaw When Hitler’s armies occupied Italy in 1943, they also seized control of mankind’s greatest cultural treasures. As they had done throughout Europe, the Nazis could now plunder the masterpieces of the Renaissance, the treasures of the Vatican, and the antiquities of the Roman Empire. On the eve of the Allied invasion, General Dwight Eisenhower empowered a new kind of soldier to protect these historic riches. In May 1944 two unlikely American heroes—artist Deane Keller and scholar Fred Hartt—embarked from Naples on the treasure hunt of a lifetime, tracking billions of dollars of missing art, including works by Michelangelo, Donatello, Titian, Caravaggio, and Botticelli. With the German army retreating up the Italian peninsula, orders came from the highest levels of the Nazi government to transport truckloads of art north across the border into the Reich. Standing in the way was General Karl Wolff, a top-level Nazi officer. As German forces blew up the magnificent bridges of Florence, General Wolff commandeered the great collections of the Uffizi Gallery and Pitti Palace, later risking his life to negotiate a secret Nazi surrender with American spymaster Allen Dulles. Brilliantly researched and vividly written, the New York Times bestselling Saving Italy brings readers from Milan and the near destruction of The Last Supper to the inner sanctum of the Vatican and behind closed doors with the preeminent Allied and Axis leaders: Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Churchill; Hitler, Göring, and Himmler. An unforgettable story of epic thievery and political intrigue, Saving Italy is a testament to heroism on behalf of art, culture, and history.