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- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Italy springs to life in the pages of this collection of luminous essays, vignettes and observations from Vernon Lee. Presented as fragments from an old diary kept by an expatriate whose youth was spent in Rome, the vivid descriptions and innovative narrative structure make this an unforgettable read. more...
- Travelers' Tales 2014; US$ 16.95
Following the critically acclaimed 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go , Susan Van Allen adds new gems to her selection of the best spots for female travelers in Italy's most popular cities, (Rome, Florence, and Venice), along with enticing Golden Day itineraries to make vacation dreams come true. Like a savvy traveler girlfriend whispering... more...
- Nünnerich Asmus Verlag & Media 2013; US$ 9.53
Menschen prägen eine Stadt und geben ihr ein Gesicht. Kaum eine Stadt hat so viel zu erzählen wie Rom: Mythische Gründer und Könige, charismatische Kaiser und unsterbliche Feldherren, großartige Dichter und ewigwährende Denker, göttliche Künstler und faszinierende Päpste, politische Revolutionäre und geistliche Reformatoren hat Rom hervorgebracht.... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00
At the turn of the fifteenth century, Rome was in the midst of a dramatic transformation from what the fourteenth-century poet Petrarch had termed a ?crumbling city? populated by ?broken ruins? into a prosperous Christian capital. Scholars, artists, architects, and engineers fascinated by Rome were spurred to develop new graphic modes for depicting... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 35.00
Four generations of the aristocratic Barberini family and its "vassals" clashed over how the early modern Roman countryside should be governed. Villagers cultivated noble interference, but they frequently resisted it through the strategies of adversarial literacy, and political ways of reading and writing, that challenged the noble hegemony. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00
In 1798, the armies of the French Revolution tried to transform Rome from the capital of the Papal States to a Jacobin Republic. For the next two decades, Rome was the subject of power struggles between the forces of the Empire and the Papacy, while Romans endured the unsuccessful efforts of Napoleon?s best and brightest to pull the ancient city... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
Take a Roman holiday with some of the world?s greatest writers Explore the Palatine with Elizabeth Bowen. Visit the temple of the Vestal Virgins with Georgina Masson. Analyze Michelangelo?s Moses with Sigmund Freud. Stroll through ancient streets with Goethe and with Henry James. Share Alice Steinbach?s midnight epiphany on a shabby hotel balcony.... more...
- DK Publishing 2014; US$ 14.00
Whether you're looking for the most beautiful churches, the greatest walks and itineraries, or the best shops and markets, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Rome will lead you straight to the very best this city has to offer. The fully updated guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 32.00
This beautifully written, informative study is a portrait, a history and a superb guide book, capturing fully the seductive beauty and the many layered past of the Eternal City. It covers 3,000 years of history from the city?s quasi-mythical origins, through the Etruscan kings, the opulent glory of classical Rome, the decadence and decay of the Middle... more...