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Tuscany. Florence

  • Top 10 Florence and Tuscanyby Reid Bramblett; Alexandra Lawrence

    DK Publishing 2015; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Florence and Tuscany will lead you straight to the very best the region has to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists--from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals.... more...

  • Machiavelli on Businessby Niccolò Machiavelli; Stephen Brennan

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 9.95

    Business Lessons from the Renaissance Master of Gaining and Maintaining Power Generally considered the father of modern political scienceand political ethics in particularNiccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was a Renaissance Italian writer, philosopher, humanist, historian, politician, and diplomat. After his career in politics had ended, Machiavelli... more...

  • Geld und Freundeby Volker Reinhardt

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 26.70

    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 Joan 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

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 45.79

    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... 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$ 19.95

    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...

  • Geschichte von Florenzby Volker Reinhardt

    C.H. Beck 2013; US$ 7.40

    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...