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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95
Peasant women were the largest female occupational group in Italy between the wars. They led lives characterised by great poverty and heavy workloads, but Fascist propaganda extolled them as the mothers of the nation and the guardians of the rural worlds, the most praiseworthy of Italian women. This study is the first published history of the Massaie... 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 2014; US$ 49.95
The social and linguistic history of medieval Sicily is both intriguing and complex. Before the Muslim invasion of 827, the islanders spoke dialects of either Greek or Latin or both. On the arrival of the Normans around 1060 Arabic was the dominant language, but by 1250 Sicily was an almost exclusively Christian island, with Romance dialects in evidence... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95
For four centuries, from the civil wars of the Late Republic to Constantine's bloody reunification of the Empire, elite corps of guardsmen were at the heart of every Roman army. Whether as bodyguards or as shock troops in battle, the fighting skills of praetorians, speculatores, singulares and protectores determined the course of Roman history. ... more...
- The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2014; US$ 13.99
In this fascinating account of the search for the remains of the world's first pope, none other than Peter, the chief apostle of Jesus, Thomas J. Craughwell takes us on one of the most exciting archaeological finds of the twentieth century. In 1448 a team of architects and engineers brought Pope Nicholas V unhappy news: the 1,100-year-old Basilica... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.99
Fascism was one of the defining experiences of the European 20th Century. Within it many of the economic, political, social and cultural contradictions that had been brewing in the unprecedented transformation that European society underwent in the 19th and early 20th century came to a head. Mussolini, the man who most fashioned Italian Fascism, dramatically... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00
The essays within Beyond Catholicism trace the interconnections of belief, heresy, and mysticism in Italian culture from the Middle Ages to today. In particular, they explore how religious discourse has unfolded within Italian culture in the context of shifting paradigms of rationality, authority, time, good and evil, and human collectivities. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00
This groundbreaking collection explores the key roles that Mediterranean queens played as wives, as mothers, and above all as political actors. Ranging from Byzantine empresses to regnants and consorts in the Italian peninsula, they offer a bracing new perspective queenship in the medieval and Early Modern eras. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95
Power often operates in strange and surprising ways. With A Convent Tale , Renee Baernstein uncovers some of the nuanced methods cloistered women devised to exert their agency. In the tradition of Simon Schama and Steven Ozment, Baernstein uses the compelling story of a single clan, the Sfondrati, to refashion our understanding of the early modern... more...
- Edition Raetia 2013; US$ 11.49
Im Jahre 1939 wurde die deutsch- und ladinischsprachige Bevölkerung Südtirols unfreiwillig vor die Alternative gestellt, die Heimat zu verlassen und nach Deutschland abzuwandern oder im italienischen Staat zu verbleiben und damit ihre Sprache und kulturelle Eigenart aufs Spiel zu setzen. Die beiden Diktatoren Hitler und Mussolini hatten beschlossen,... more...