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- University Press of America 2009; US$ 36.99
Italia: Civilta e Cultura offers a general, comprehensive description of historical and cultural development on the Italian peninsula. This project was developed to provide students and professors with an essential, flexible and easy-to-read reference book about Italian civilization and cultural studies, also appropriate for cinema and Italian literature... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99
The A to Z of Italian Cinema provides a better understanding of the role Italian cinema has played in film history through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black-&-white photos, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, actresses, movies, producers, organizations, awards, film credits, and terminology. more...
- OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 109.99
Absolutism in Renaissance Milan shows how authority above the law, once the preserve of pope and emperor, was claimed by the ruling Milanese dynasties, the Visconti and the Sforza, and why this privilege was finally abandoned by Francesco II Sforza (d. 1535), the last duke. As new rulers, the Visconti and the Sforza had had to impose their regime by... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 275.00
Examines modes of economic contribution in the ancient world, chiefly through taxes, tribute and gifts. This book features an interdisciplinary approach that supplies the basis for economic terminology, taking into account the specific cultural context and the correlation between modern and ancient termini. more...
- Penguin Group US 1995; US$ 17.00
James's essays on Italy are remarkable for their humanity. Traveling extensively throughout the country, including Venice, Rome, and Florence, he presents a portrait of a beautiful but impoverished country and, while he appreciated the beauty of the art, the ancient architecture, and the landscape, he never was able to forget the dire situation of... more...
- Princeton University Press 1994; US$ 37.50
Why do some democratic governments succeed and others fail? In a book that has received attention from policymakers and civic activists in America and around the world, Robert Putnam and his collaborators offer empirical evidence for the importance of "civic community" in developing successful institutions. Their focus is on a unique experiment begun... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 99.99
This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Malta compiles the unusually rich and long history of the islands comprising the country of Malta. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-reference dictionary entries describing all of the major places, persons, institutions, and events that... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 23.00
One hundred years ago, Trieste was the chief seaport of the entire Austro-Hungarian empire, but today many people have no idea where it is. This fascinating Italian city on the Adriatic, bordering the former Yugoslavia, has always tantalized Jan Morris with its moodiness and melancholy. She has chosen it as the subject of this, her final work, because... more...
- University of Ottawa Press 2009; US$ 19.99
Cet ouvrage propose une incursion dans le monde de la cour pontificale et des cours cardinalices au XVIe siècle. En quoi consistait ce monde, qui en faisait partie, comment y entrait-on, quels avantages pouvait-on espérer en tirer et pourquoi était-on à ce point attiré par lui? Autant de questions auxquelles l'ouvrage cherche à répondre à partir de... more...
- Andrews UK 2010; US$ 8.99
This detailed history of Rome covers from the earliest times (including the foundation of the city) to the establishment of the Empire, and has been specially formatted for today's e-book readers. Featuring many illustrations, including coins, buildings, busts and more, this excellent book is one of the most well respected within the classical... more...