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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95
Fascism was one of the defining experiences of the European 20th Century. Within it many of the economic, political, social and cultural contradictions that had been brewing in the unprecedented transformation that European society underwent in the 19th and early 20th century came to a head. Mussolini, the man who most fashioned Italian Fascism, dramatically... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00
Professor Sanders? full-length study of Dionysius I, one of the most powerful figures of fourth-century BC Greece, is the first to appear in English, and marks an important reassessment of the ?tyrant? of Syracuse. Dionysius I regularly appears in the surviving historical accounts as a tyrant in the worst ? modern ? sense of the word: cruelty,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95
This title focuses on the "Risorgimento", the movement that led to the unification of Italy as a single kingdom. The Italian Wars of Independence were a sequence of three separate conflicts, taking place in 1848-49, 1859 and 1866. This volume examines the role of the major powers outside Italy in these conflicts, particularly France, Austria, Great... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95
In his comprehensive overview of 17th century Italy, Professor Sella challenges the old view that Italy was in general decline, instead he shows it to have been a time of sharp contrasts and shifts in fortune. He starts with a balanced and critical analysis of political developments (placing the Italian states in their wider European context) before... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95
This book covers one of the more obscure periods of Italian history. What we know of it is presented almost always pejoratively: an unrelieved tale of political absolution, rural refeudalisation, economic crisis, religious repression and cultural decline. But this picture is both incomplete and inaccurate, and in this important new survey Eric Cochrane... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95
This book introduces the reader to the relationship between the Italian national movement, achieved by the Risorgimento, and the Italian unification in 1860. These themes are discussed in detail and related to the broader European theatre. Covering the literary, cultural, religious and political history of the period, Beales and Biagini show Italy... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95
Since unification, Italy has grown from a backward agrarian society into one of the world's leading industrial powers. Yet her history exhibits spectacular disunities, inconsistencies and paradoxes. Dominated by political Catholicism, she has also been home to Fascism, the mafia, and the largest Communist movement outside the Eastern Bloc. Her politics... more...
- Enigma Books 2005; US$ 18.00
The masterwork by Gentile fills a broad gap in the understanding of the origins of a major political movement of the 20th Century: fascism. This is the first detailed and definitive study of the development and initial success of fascism as it originated in Italy right after the First World War. the author traces each major influence and gives us... more...
- Alma Books 2013; US$ 11.99
The first biography to offer insights into Mussolini's private life, with a particular focus on his attitude toward women and his relationships with many mistresses, enriched by first-hand documents and previously unpublished photographs The figure of Benito Mussolini looms large as one of the most influential during the first half of the 20th... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 30.00
Winner of the 2004 Josephine Roberts Edition Prize from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. A brilliant scholar and one of the finest writers of her day, Olympia Morata (1526-1555) was attacked by some as a "Calvinist Amazon" but praised by others as an inspiration to all learned women. This book publishes, for the first time, all her... more...