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- HarperCollins 2008; Not Available
An inspiring story of faith and family across two continents Like millions of other Italians in the early twentieth century, Justin Catanoso's grandfather immigrated to America to escape poverty and hardship. Nearly a hundred years later, Justin, born and raised in New Jersey, knows little of his family beyond the Garden State. That changes in... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
Award-winning travel writer and illustrator, David Yeadon embarks with his wife, Anne on an exploration of the "lost word" of Basilicata, in the arch of Italy's boot. What is intended as a brief sojourn turns into an intriguing residency in the ancient hill village of Aliano, where Carlo Levi, author of the world-renowned memoir Christ Stopped at... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 15.95
The first major biography of the Borgias in thirty years, Christopher Hibbert's latest history brings the family and the world they lived in—the glittering Rome of the Italian Renaissance—to life. The name Borgia is synonymous with the corruption, nepotism, and greed that were rife in Renaissance Italy. The powerful, voracious Rodrigo Borgia,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 32.00
From National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer comes the gripping story of Pope Pius XI?s secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. This groundbreaking work, based on seven years of research in the Vatican and Fascist archives, including reports from Mussolini?s spies inside the highest levels of the Church, will forever change... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.99
Daniel Waley and Trevor Dean illustrate how, from the eleventh century onwards, many dozens of Italian towns achieved independence as political entities, unhindered by any centralising power. Until the fourteenth century, when the regimes of individual ‘tyrants’ took over in most towns, these communes were the scene of a precocious, and very well-documented,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 26.95
John Gooch's book is a concise introduction to the unification of the Italian states and the legacy of this union. Starting in 1815 at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the book goes on to explain how, despite the causes of disunity, these Italian states shared racial, linguistic, and cultural factors, which led to their eventual political unity. more...
- Routledge 1994; US$ 32.95
Lucy Riall's engaging account is the first book of its kind on the upheavals of the years between 1815 and 1860, when a series of crises destabilised the states of Restoration Italy and led to the creation of a troubled nation state. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 15.95
Jacob Burckhardt was born in 1818 in Basel, Switzerland. He studied history at the University of Berlin and taught art history and the Italian Renaissance in Berlin and Basel. His essay, as he called The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, was first published in 1860. Rich in its detailed account of the arts, fashions, manners, and thought... more...
- BRILL 2002; US$ 222.00
This work covers aspects of the society of southern Italy and Sicily from the 11th through to the 13th centuries. It covers the evolution of the social structure, to regional differences, the Church, and to the position of Greek and Arabic Christians and Muslims within the Norman Kingdom of Sicily. more...