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Tuscany. Florence

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  • Florentine Tuscanyby William J. Connell; Andrea Zorzi

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 62.00

    A collection of the best recent research on the Republic of Florence in Tuscany during the Renaissance. more...

  • Tuscanyby Alistair Moffat

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 11.83

    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...

  • Chiantiby Raymond Flower

    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...

  • Redeeming "The Prince"by Maurizio Viroli

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 26.95

    In Redeeming "The Prince , " one of the world's leading Machiavelli scholars puts forth a startling new interpretation of arguably the most influential but widely misunderstood book in the Western political tradition. Overturning popular misconceptions and challenging scholarly consensus, Maurizio Viroli also provides a fresh introduction to the... more...

  • A History of Florence by John M. Najemy

    Wiley 2008; US$ 119.95

    In this history of Florence, distinguished historian John Najemy discusses all the major developments in Florentine history from 1200 to 1575. Captures Florence's transformation from a medieval commune into an aristocratic republic, territorial state, and monarchy Weaves together intellectual, cultural, social, economic, religious, and political developments... more...

  • Murder of a Medici Princessby Caroline P. Murphy

    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...

  • Florence and Tuscanyby Ted Jones

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 25.00

    The magical landscapes and rich culture of Tuscany have fostered the inspiration and settings for literature since the works of the great Florentine poets Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio in the 14th century and has been a magnet for expatriate writers since the arrival in Florence of the English poet Geoffrey Chaucer in 1372. With its historic cities... more...

  • Living on the Edge in Leonardo?s Florenceby Gene Brucker

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 47.95

    In Living on the Edge in Leonardo's Florence, an internationally renowned master of the historian's craft provides a splendid overview of Italian history from the Black Death to the rise of the Medici in 1434 and beyond into the early modern period. Gene Brucker explores those pivotal years in Florence and ranges over northern Italy, with forays... more...

  • Human Nature in Rural Tuscanyby Gregory Hanlon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 100.00

    Melding evolutionary theory and both animal and human ethology together with close, descriptive historical research on a typical Tuscan village in the Seventeenth century, Hanlon explains the good reasons individuals had for behaving in ways that now seem strange to us. more...