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  • Italy in the Central Middle Agesby David Abulafia

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 37.99

    The eleventh to the early fourteenth centuries saw a great transformation in the political, cultural and economic life of the Italian peninsula, marked by the rise of the autonomous city-states in the north and centre, the expansion of international trade, and the creation of a wealthy southern kingdom which reached the peak of its power in this period,... more...

  • Italy in the Seventeenth Centuryby Domenico Sella

    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...

  • The Legend of Dionby Lionel Jehuda Sanders

    Dundurn 2008; US$ 105.00

    This extraordinary study examines how the accounts of a historical figure, the so-called democrat and liberal Dion, have been distorted and reworked by ancient and modern writers alike. more...

  • Mercenaries and their Mastersby Michael Mallett

    Pen and Sword 2009; US$ 10.99

    Michael Mallett’s classic study of Renaissance warfare in Italy is as relevant today as it was when it was first published a generation ago. His lucid account of the age of the condottieri - the mercenary captains of fortune - and of the soldiers who fought under them is set in the wider context of the Italian society of the time and of the warring... more...

  • Mussolini and Italian Fascismby Giuseppe Finaldi

    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...

  • The Origins of the Italian Wars of Independenceby Frank J. Coppa

    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...

  • People and Identity in Ostrogothic Italy, 489?554by Patrick Amory

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 68.00

    A new view of the Goths of Italy, challenging racist, nationalist assumptions about barbarian groups. more...

  • Pompeii, Capri, Ischia & the Bay of Naplesby Marina Carter

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    This is guide is based on our much larger guide to Naples, Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast. Here we zero in on the attractions that line the Bay of Naples. This guide shows you how to discover them all: Plush resorts on the coast and islands, Greek and Roman excavations, plus street theater and musical performances everywhere. Capri, where Roman emperors... more...

  • Prevailby Jeff Pearce; Richard Pankhurst

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 27.95

    Jeff Pearce has worked as a talk show host, a magazine editor in London?s famous “City? district, and a journalism instructor in Myanmar. He is the author of several novels published in the United States and the United Kingdom under pseudonyms and under his own name. He has also written several books on history and current affairs. He lives in Toronto,... more...

  • Renaissance Civic Humanismby James Hankins

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 36.00

    The evolution of republican concepts compared to medieval and early modern traditions of political thought. more...