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- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 18.99
A gripping and beautifully written narrative that reads like a novel, Fire in the City presents a compelling account of a key moment in the history of the Renaissance, illuminating the remarkable man who dominated the period, the charismatic Savonarola. Lauro Martines, whose decades of scholarship have made him one of the most admired historians... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
The author of The Prince ?his controversial handbook on power, which is one of the most influential books ever written?Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was no prince himself. Born to an established middle-class family, Machiavelli worked as a courtier and diplomat for the Republic of Florence and enjoyed some small fame in his time as the author of... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 26.00
A brutal murder, a nefarious plot, a coded letter. After five hundred years, the most notorious mystery of the Renaissance is finally solved. The Italian Renaissance is remembered as much for intrigue as it is for art, with papal politics and infighting among Italy?s many city-states providing the grist for Machiavelli?s classic work on take-no-prisoners... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
Birthplace of Michelangelo and home to untold masterpieces, Florence is a city for art lovers. But on November 4, 1966, the rising waters of the Arno threatened to erase over seven centuries of history and human achievement. Now Robert Clark explores the Italian city?s greatest flood and its aftermath through the voices of its witnesses. Two American... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 19.99
One of the world's leading historians of Renaissance Italy brings to life here the vibrant--and violent--society of fifteenth-century Florence. His disturbing narrative opens up an entire culture, revealing the dark side of Renaissance man and politician Lorenzo de' Medici. On a Sunday in April 1478, assassins attacked Lorenzo and his brother... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 17.00
He is the most infamous and influential political writer of all time. His name has become synonymous with cynical scheming and the selfish pursuit of power. Niccolò Machiavelli, Florentine diplomat and civil servant, is the father of political science. His most notorious work, The Prince, is a primer on how to acquire and retain power without regard... more...
- Birlinn 2011; US$ 10.14
If you travel to the region, you'll want to take with you Moffat's Tuscany: A History; and if you read the book, you'll want to travel to the region' - The Herald 'In this compelling narrative - Moffat takes the reader on a delicious trip through the geography, history and culture of the region - an impressive book' - Sunday Telegraph 'facts and... more...
- Garrett County Press 2012; US$ 9.99
Raymond Flower brings the enchanting history of the secluded Italian region Chianti to vivid life. Using meticulous research, Flower presents the engrossing tales of the Etruscans, the Romans, the Lombards, the factions of the Guelphs and the Ghibellines and explores the rise of the communes and the struggles between the Empire and the Papacy. In the... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 17.99
Prologue. Part I: A Medici Childhood. 1. The New Medici. 2. "I have never seen a more beautiful baby girl". 3. Growing Up Medici. 4. The Medici as Teenage Girls. Part II: A Medici Princess Grows Up. 1. A Bridegroom for Isabella. 2. Medici Weddings. 3. Zibellini and a Hat Full of Musk. 4. The Duke and Duchess of Bracciano. 5. My Brother and... more...