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- BRILL 2011; US$ 182.00
This volume offers the first critical edition of and thorough introduction to one of medieval Naples? most notable expressions of local memory and identity and a foundational text in the subsequent development of Neapolitan historiography. more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 292.00
The history of the Jews in Sicily covers a period of over a thousand years, from Antiquity to the Expulsion, based on some 40,000 archival records, most of them hitherto unpublished. It illustrates the political, legal, economic, social and religious vicissitudes of the Jewish minority and its relations with the surrounding majority of Romans, Moslems... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95
From Robert Hughes, one of the greatest art and cultural critics of our time, comes a sprawling, comprehensive, and deeply personal history of Rome?as city, as empire, and, crucially, as an origin of Western art and civilization, two subjects about which Hughes has spent his life writing and thinking. Starting on a personal note, Hughes takes us to... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available
This book is as captivating as the city itself. Hibbert's gift is weaving political, social and art history into an elegantly readable and marvellously lively whole. The author's book on Florence will also be at once a history and a guide book and will be enhanced by splendid photographs and illustrations and line drawings which will describe all teh... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 18.00
Sculptor, architect, painter, playwright, and scenographer, Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680) was the last of the great universal artistic geniuses of early modern Italy, placed by both contemporaries and posterity in the same exalted company as Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo. And his artistic vision remains palpably present today,... more...
- University of California Press 2008; US$ 65.00
This study considers Italian filmmaking during the Fascist era and offers an original and revealing approach to the interwar years. Steven Ricci directly confronts a long-standing dilemma faced by cultural historians: while made during a period of totalitarian government, these films are neither propagandistic nor openly "Fascist." Instead, the Italian... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 126.00
During the Early Modern Period, thousands of Protestants converted to Roman Catholicism in Rome. Based on numerous unpublished Vatican sources, the author examines the institutional, political, and religious aspects of this phenomenon. She also explores the fate of those who converted. This multi-perspectival approach shows the history of conversions... more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 64.99
In Music at the Gonzaga Court in Mantua , Donald C. Sanders examines the history of musical composition and performance at the northern Italian court of Mantua from the fifteenth century to the seventeenth century. Music is discussed in the context of the visual art, poetry, and theater that graced the court and of the Gonzaga family's interaction... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available
The story of Gabriele D?Annunzio, poet, daredevil ? and Fascist. more...