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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 154.95
Late medieval and early modern cities are often depicted as cradles of artistic creativity and hotbeds of new material culture. Cities in Renaissance Italy and in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century north-western Europe are the most obvious cases in point. But, how did this come about? Contributors to this volume set out to analyze whether, in what... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 27.95
It was the war that changed everything, and yet it?s been mostly forgotten: in 1935, Italy invaded Ethiopia. It dominated newspaper headlines and newsreels. It inspired mass marches in Harlem, a play on Broadway, and independence movements in Africa. As the British Navy sailed into the Mediterranean for a white-knuckle showdown with Italian ships,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95
Following a historically chronological approach, and with a clear focus on the marked regional diversity characterising Italy, this volume analyses the impact of social, economic, cultural and political transformation on the lives of Italians. It assesses their living standards, their health and education, their working conditions and their leisure... 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...
- C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 20.37
Wie wirkmächtig die Leidenschaft Ludwigs I. für die Kunst war, lässt die Würdigung des Parlamentsausschusses in London im Jahr 1836 erahnen, die Bayern als ?classic country of the arts? adelte. Hatte Ludwig bereits als Kronprinz im Rahmen seiner Möglichkeiten keine Kosten gescheut, Kunstwerke zu erwerben und Künstler zu fördern, so geriet ihm als König... more...
- C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 8.14
Benito Mussolini war ein ungewöhnlich gewalttätiger Mensch und ein extrem wandelbarer Politiker. Vom radikalen Sozialisten wurde er zum Schöpfer des Faschismus. Seine persönliche Diktatur errichtete er aus einer Mischung von Terror und Massenkonsens. Die Doppelherrschaft mit den gegensätzlichen Kräften des rechtsextremen Faschismus und der nationalkonservativen... 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$ 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$ 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...