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Tuscany. Florence

  • Geld und Freundeby Volker Reinhardt

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 14.32

    Machtgewinn und Machtbehauptung der Medici im Florenz des 15. Jahrhunderts waren schon für die Zeitgenossen ein Lehrstück der Politik: Wie konnte es gelingen, scheinbar übermächtige Gegner aus älteren und vornehmeren Familien zu verdrängen? Wie ließ sich eine vorher relativ offene Republik so umformen, dass der Wille der Medici maßgeblich und durchsetzbar... more...

  • Botticelli Blue Skiesby Merrill Gerber

    Dzanc Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Gerber heads to Florence with her husband, a history professor taking a group of students. She goes in nervous, not knowing any Italian, but gradually starts to learn her way around Florence and other cities in Italy. more...

  • Mathilde von Canossaby Elke Goez

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 49.83

    Mathilde von Tuszien (= Toskana), besser bekannt als Mathilde von Canossa (um 1046 bis 1115), gehört zu einem der ältesten und bedeutendsten mittelalterlichen Adelsgeschlechtern Italiens. Den ihr allgemein gegebenen Namen der ?großen Gräfin? verdankt sie ebenso ihrer Macht wie ihren glänzenden Geistesgaben und ihrer hohen Bildung. Spätestens mit dem... more...

  • Tuscany & Umbria Adventure Guideby Emma Jones

    Hunter Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99

    This history-rich region offers some of Italy's classic landscapes - pole-straight cypress trees lining dusty farm roads, rolling hills that stretch as far as the eye can see, fields of vibrant sunflowers, medieval villages perched on rocky spurs above crashing surf. Visit them all with this comprehensive guide that helps you explore the very best... more...

  • Italy's Orvieto, Foligno, Spoleto & Southwestern Umbriaby Emma Jones

    Hunter Publishing 2014; US$ 3.99

    Close to the border where Umbria meets Tuscany and Lazio, the city of Orvieto and the western corner of Umbria occupy a stunning and uncontaminated countryside that ranges from basalt and tufa precipices in the volcanic hinterland to rolling hills and alluvial plains of the Paglia and Tiber rivers, both of which are now regional parks. It is a history-rich... 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...

  • Top 10 Florence and Tuscanyby Reid Bramblett; Alexandra Lawrence

    DK Publishing 2013; US$ 14.00

    Now available in PDF format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Florence & Tuscany will lead you straight to the very best this region has to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best nightspots, this guide is the perfect pocket-sized companion. Rely on dozens of Top... more...

  • Geschichte von Florenzby Volker Reinhardt

    C.H. Beck 2013; US$ 8.30

    Den Ruf als Stadt der Künste verdankt Florenz seiner Blütezeit im 14. bis 16. Jahrhundert, als sich am Arno Künstler und Gelehrte von Weltrang versammelten und eine neue Epoche, die Renaissance, begründeten. Dante und Boccaccio schufen hier ihre Meisterwerke. Der Architekt Brunelleschi entdeckte die antike Baukunst neu. Leon Battista Alberti formulierte... more...

  • Tuscany's San Gimignano, Montepulciano & Beyondby Emma Jones

    Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 4.99

    Here we focus on the many attractions in the province of Siena, beyond the city itself, such as Montepulciano, the Crete, San Gimignano, Val d'Elsa, Pienza and the Val d'Orcia, Monte Amiata and more. The Introduction, however, provides extensive information about all of Tuscany and Umbria as well. This is the countryside of a thousand postcards,... more...

  • Florence, Italyby Emma Jones

    Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 3.99

    Visitors have been drawn to Florence's architectural and artistic treasures for centuries - and for good reason. But, with an historical center of only half a square-mile, it can be hard to see the sights through the crowds. The throng on the Duomo steps, the lines for the Uffizi and the jostling for photos on Piazzale Michelangelo all require... more...