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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...
- 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...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 85.00
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...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 19.00
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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 47.00
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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 28.19
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...
- Thunder Bay Press 2012; US$ 4.99
Walk the streets of Rome, and you?ll experience thousands of years of history come alive. But as you marvel at the beauty of the Sistine Chapel and the majesty of the Colosseum, you will also pass elegantly chic shops and restaurants serving the best spaghetti carbonara you?ve ever tasted. The present and the past mingle easily in Rome and in this... more...
- Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99
Do you know what the ancient Romans used instead of soap? Which emperor made his horse into a senator? Who was the god of music, light and truth? And how would a gladiator request an honourable death in battle? All these questions and more are answered in this fascinating easy-to-read guide to ancient Rome. Whether you are studying the subject and... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 31.95 US$ 29.07
From humble beginnings, Rome became perhaps the greatest intercontinental power in the world. Why did this historic city become so much more influential than its neighbor, nearby Latium, which was peopled by more or less the same stock? Over the years, historians, political analysts, and sociologists have discussed this question ad infinitum , without... more...