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  • Chronicles of Old Romeby Tamara Thiessen

    Museyon Inc 2012; US$ 14.99

    Discover la dolce vita on this grand tour of Italy?s historic capital told through 30 dramatic true stories spanning nearly 3,000 years, plus detailed walking tours complete with easy-to-read maps. From the Curia Pompei, site of Julius Caesar?s assassination in 44 BC, to the Borgia Apartments in the Vatican, see the real-life places where history... more...

  • Top 10 Romeby Jeffrey Kennedy; Reid Bramblett

    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...

  • Michelin Must Sees Romeby Michelin

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle 2010; US$ 6.99

    This eBook version of Must Sees Rome by Michelin hits the city's highlights for a 24-hour visit, a weekend or longer. Visit the mighty Colosseum of ancient Rome. Explore St Peter's Square and the Sistine Chapel. Shopping awaits on the Via dei Condotti. Share a quiet meal behind Piazza Navona, and dip your hand in the Trevi Fountain. This pocket-size... more...

  • Gusto for Thingsby Renata Ago; Bradford Bouley; Corey Tazzara; Paula Findlen; Paula Findlen

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 44.00

    We live in a material world—our homes are filled with things, from electronics to curios and hand-me-downs, that disclose as much about us and our aspirations as they do about current trends. But we are not the first: the early modern period was a time of expanding consumption, when objects began to play an important role in defining gender... more...

  • Imperial Cityby Susan Vandiver Nicassio

    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... more...

  • Potiphar's Wifeby Kieran Tapsell

    ATF Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    The ‘cover-up’ of child sexual abuse by the Catholic Church has been occurring under the pontificate of six popes since 1922. For 1500 years, the Catholic Church accepted that clergy who sexually abused children deserved to be stripped of their status as priests and then imprisoned. A series of papal and Council decrees from the twelfth century... more...

  • Mussolini's Romeby Borden W. Painter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 31.00

    In 1922 the Fascist 'March on Rome' brought Benito Mussolini to power. He promised Italians that his fascist revolution would unite them as never before and make Italy a strong and respected nation internationally. more...

  • The Sack of Romeby Judith Hook; Patrick Collinson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 45.00

    The sack of Rome shocked the Christian world. Following the battle of Pavia, Pope Clement VII joined (1526) the French-led League of Cognac to resist the threatened Habsburg domination of Europe. Emperor Charles V appealed to the German diet for support and raised an army, which entered Italy in 1527 and joined the imperial forces from Milan, commanded... more...

  • Rome and Religion in the Medieval Worldby Valerie L. Garver; Owen M. Phelan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 139.95

    The original essays in this volume build upon Thomas F.X. Noble’s interest in Rome, especially his landmark contributions to the origins of the Papal States and early medieval image controversies, thus providing a panoramic and interdisciplinary exploration of Rome and religious culture. Drawing upon a wide range of sources, including manuscripts,... more...

  • Apocalypse in Romeby Ronald G. Musto

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 63.00

    On May 20, 1347, Cola di Rienzo overthrew without violence the turbulent rule of Rome?s barons and the absentee popes. A young visionary and the best political speaker of his time, Cola promised Rome a return to its former greatness. Ronald G. Musto?s vivid biography of this charismatic leader?whose exploits have enlivened the work of poets, composers,... more...