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- DK Publishing 2011; US$ 25.00
With beautifully commissioned photographs, and spectacular 3-D aerial views revealing the charm of each destination, these amazing travel guides show what others only tell. DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have been updated to include: expanded hotel& restaurant listings, enhanced itineraries, and easier-to-read print! Consistently chosen over... more...
- Rough Guides 2009; US$ 21.99
The Rough Guide to Florence & the Best of Tuscany is the essential companion to discovering the romantic Italian city and its breath-taking surrounds. The full-colour introduction highlights the renaissance architecture that dominates the streets of Florence, as well as the dramatic and varied scenery of the best pockets of Tuscany. There are full... more...
- 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$ 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...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 68.95
Renaissance Florence has often been described as the birthplace of modern individualism, as reflected in the individual genius of its great artists, scholars, and statesmen. The historical research of recent decades has instead shown that Florentines during the Renaissance remained enmeshed in relationships of family, neighborhood, guild, patronage,... more...