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Old 24-04-2016, 07:33 PM   #48
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Mason Verger..
Mason Verger is the son of one of Baltimore, Maryland's most wealthy, politically connected families..Verger is introduced in the novel Hannibal as a wealthy sexual sadist who was horribly disfigured during a therapy session with Dr. Hannibal Lecter..As a teenager, Mason raped his twin sister, Margot, who went into therapy with Lecter to deal with the trauma.. Lecter suggested that it would be cathartic for her to kill her brother..Lecter then tells Mason to demonstrate autoerotic asphyxiation; Mason hangs himself and breaks his neck..He survives the ordeal, but is left disfigured.. Mason begins plotting to feed Lecter alive to a pack of wild boars bred for the purpose..He hires a gang of Sardinian gangsters to kidnap Lecter, and instructs Pazzi to lead Lecter to them..However, Lecter disembowels and hangs Pazzi in reference to the lynchings of the Pazzi conspirators..

Killing the woman-Eighth Story of the Fifth Day-Decameron..

The Scoppio del Carro ("Explosion of the Cart") is a celebration of the First Crusade..During the crusade, knights, peasants and serfs from many regions of Western Europe travelled over land and by sea, first to Constantinople and then on towards Jerusalem..It was also the first major step towards reopening international trade in the West since the fall of the Western Roman Empire..Of a population estimated at 94,000 before the Black Death of 1348, about 25,000 are said to have been supported by the city's wool industry: in 1345 Florence was the scene of an attempted strike by wool combers (ciompi), who in 1378 rose up in a brief revolt against oligarchic rule in the Revolt of the Ciompi..After their suppression, Florence came under the sway (1382–1434) of the Albizzi family, bitter rivals of the Medici..During this period, the Dominican friar Girolamo Savonarola had become prior of the San Marco monastery in 1490..He was convicted as a heretic, and 2 followers were hanged and burned at the stake on the Piazza della Signoria on 23 May 1498..A second individual of unusually acute insight was Niccolò Machiavelli, whose prescriptions for Florence's regeneration under strong leadership have often been seen as a legitimization of political expediency and even malpractice..In other words, Machiavelli was a sort of political thinker, perhaps most renowned for his political handbook, titled The Prince, which is about ruling and the exercise of power..Florence was home to the Medici, one of history's most important noble families..Lorenzo de' Medici was considered a political and cultural mastermind of Italy in the late 15th century..2 members of the family were popes in the early 16th century: Leo X and Clement VII.. Catherine de Medici married king Henry II of France and, in 1559, reigned as regent in France..The Medici reigned as Grand Dukes of Tuscany, starting with Cosimo I de' Medici in 1569 and ending with the darth of Gian Gastone de' Medici in 1737..The extinction of the Medici dynasty and the accession of Francis Stephen, duke of Lorraine and husband of Maria Theresa of Austria, led to Tuscany's temporary inclusion in the territories of the Austrian crown..Florence replaced Turin as Italy's capital in 1865 and, in an effort to modernise the city, the old market in the Piazza del Mercato Vecchio and many medieval houses were pulled down and replaced by a more formal street plan with newer houses..Florentines were one of the driving forces behind the Age of Discovery..Florentine bankers financed Henry the Navigator and the Portuguese explorers who pioneered the route around Africa to India and the Far East..Opera was invented in Florence in the late 16th century..

During World War II the city experienced a year-long German occupation (1943–44) and was declared an open city.. The Allied soldiers who died driving the Germans from Tuscany are buried in cemeteries outside the city..Shortly before leaving Florence, as they knew that they would soon have to retreat, the Germans executed many freedom fighters and political opponents publicly, in streets and squares including the Piazza Santo Spirito..At the end of World War II in Europe, in May 1945, the U.S. Army's Information and Educational Branch was ordered to establish an overseas university campus for demobilized American service men and women in Florence, Italy..The first American University for service personnel was established in June 1945 at the School of Aeronautics in Florence, Italy. Some 7,500 soldier-students were to pass through the University during its 4 one-month sessions..In November 66, the Arno flooded parts of the centre, damaging many art treasures..Around the city there are tiny placards on the walls noting where the flood waters reached at their highest point..Florence also contains various parks and gardens..Food and wine have long been an important staple of the economy..Florence is known as the "cradle of the Renaissance" (la culla del Rinascimento) for its monuments, churches, and buildings..Florence has a legendary artistic heritage..Cimabue and Giotto, the fathers of Italian painting, lived in Florence..The Strozzi Palace is the site of special exhibits..Florentine, spoken by inhabitants of Florence and its environs, is a Tuscan dialect and the immediate parent language to modern Italian..Despite Latin being the main language of the courts and the Church, writers and many others used their own language, the Florentine dialect, in composing their works..The Uffizi and the Pitti Palace are two of the most famous picture galleries..Florentine food grows out of a tradition of peasant eating rather than rarefied high cooking..Florence is twinned with Bethlehem, Palestine/Dresden, Germany/Edinburgh, Scotland/Fes, Morocco/Kiev, Ukraine/Kuwait City, Kuwait/Kyoto, Japan/Nazareth, Israel etc etc etc known for its stone masonry that includes Rustication & Ashlar... Italians are gonna love this..The Iris h too..And the WASPS..The President's asked me to become director and do a complete housecleaning at my discretion..The British are a particularly civilized people..They don't eat their own..They have somebody do it for them..It's always in somebody's best interest to promote enemies real or imagined...

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