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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...
- 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...
- I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 34.00
The Italian love affair with sport is passionate, voracious, all-consuming. It provides a backdrop and a narrative to almost every aspect of daily life in Italy and the distinctively pink-coloured newspaper 'La Gazzetta dello Sport' is devoured by over three million hungry readers every day. _x000D_ _x000D_ Narrating the history of modern Italy through... 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
In early modern Rome, thousands of Protestants converted to Roman Catholicism. Based on numerous unpublished Vatican sources, this study examines the institutional, political, and religious aspects of this phenomenon as well as the individual fate of the converts. This approach illustrates that the history of conversions provides a fruitful starting... more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 37.99
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
WINNER OF THE 2013 SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION Now also shortlisted for the Costa Biography award 2013, this is the story of Gabriele D?Annunzio, poet, daredevil ? and Fascist. more...