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- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 44.00
We live in a material world—our homes are filled with things, from electronics to curios and hand-me-downs, that disclose as much about us and our aspirations as they do about current trends. But we are not the first: the early modern period was a time of expanding consumption, when objects began to play an important role in defining gender... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
Take a Roman holiday with some of the world?s greatest writers Explore the Palatine with Elizabeth Bowen. Visit the temple of the Vestal Virgins with Georgina Masson. Analyze Michelangelo?s Moses with Sigmund Freud. Stroll through ancient streets with Goethe and with Henry James. Share Alice Steinbach?s midnight epiphany on a shabby hotel balcony.... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 35.00
Four generations of the aristocratic Barberini family and its "vassals" clashed over how the early modern Roman countryside should be governed. Villagers cultivated noble interference, but they frequently resisted it through the strategies of adversarial literacy, and political ways of reading and writing, that challenged the noble hegemony. more...
- Hg2 2011; US$ 12.00
Between the splendors of the modern and ancient worlds that make up the Eternal City are small backstreets and wide piazzas humming with the hustle and bustle of everyday Roman life. Colorful, local trattorias sit beside the smartest of international restaurants. From the majesty of the Colisseum to the magical frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, Rome... more...
- De Gruyter 2011;
The multidisciplinary contributions to this collection of papers look at Rome as the cultural and Milan as the political capital in the 4th and 5th centuries. In the literature of the time both cities were perceived as spaces in which the political and clerical power struggles, and the political and cultural changes which were so important for the... more...
- Avalon Travel 2013; US$ 14.99
Welcome to Italy, the laid-back land of Roman majesty, Tuscan sunshine, and Venetian romance?at least, that?s what they say in the tourist brochures. Our student researchers have lived the real vita bella ?dodging rogue scooters, unscheduled bus strikes, and overeager Italian suitors?in order to bring you the coverage that really matters. Their irreverent,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 26.95
From humble beginnings, Rome became perhaps the greatest intercontinental power in the world. Why did this historic city become so much more influential than its neighbor, nearby Latium, which was peopled by more or less the same stock? Over the years, historians, political analysts, and sociologists have discussed this question ad infinitum , without... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00
Modern Rome is a city rife with contradictions. Once the seat of ancient glory, it is now often the object of national contempt. It plays a significant part on the world stage, but the concerns of its residents are often deeply parochial. And while they live in the seat of a world religion, Romans can be vehemently anticlerical. These tensions between... more...