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Tuscany. Florence

  • Mathilde von Canossaby Elke Goez

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 27.76

    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...

  • 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 ePub 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$ 9.32

    Hauptbeschreibung 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... 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...

  • 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...

  • Pietro's Book: The Story of a Tuscan Peasantby Pietro Pinti

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 21.95

    Pietro Pinti, born as he says 'in the Middle Ages,' worked the land with hoe and plow from his earliest youth. Growing up under Mussolini's Fascist regime on a farm near Florence, he and his family lived under conditions of extreme poverty, as sharecroppers to generally unscrupulous landowners. But during World War II, when millions in towns and cities... more...

  • Machiavelliby Miles J. Unger

    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...

  • 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...

  • Die Strozziby Ingeborg Walter

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 22.16

    Hauptbeschreibung «Man kann mit gutem Recht sagen, daß wegen des unauslöschlichen Hasses, den die Medici gegen unsere Familie hegten, weil wir Förderer und Freunde der Freiheit sind, das Exil bei uns erblich ist, ja geradezu wie ein Familienvermögen an die Nachkommen weitergegeben wird.» Die Strozzi waren eine der reichsten und mächtigsten Familien... more...