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  • The Borgiasby Alexandre Dumas

    The Floating Press 1841; US$ 4.99

    Nobody has ever detailed history's most ruthless rulers and tyrants with as much flair and passion as French writer Alexandre Dumas. This gripping exposition of the Borgias, the Italian clan that earned notoriety as one of the world's most power-hungry and corrupt families, is a pulse-pounding read that fans of the true crime genre will find... more...

  • The Pursuit of Italyby David Gilmour

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 17.99

    One of The Economist 's 2011 Books of the Year Did Garibaldi do Italy a disservice when he helped its disparate parts achieve unity? Was the goal of political unification a mistake? These questions are asked and answered in a number of ways in this engaging, original consideration of the many histories that contribute to the brilliance--and weakness--of... more...

  • The Order Has Been Carried Outby Alessandro Portelli

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 80.00

    In 1944, Nazi occupation forces in Rome killed 335 unarmed civilians in retaliation for a partisan attack the day before. This title relates the struggles for freedom under Fascism and Nazism, the battles for memory in post-war democracy, and the meanings of death and grief in modern society. more...

  • Lucrezia Borgiaby Sarah Bradford

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 16.00

    "Bradford?s zest for this era is contagious." ? USA Today "A lively view of Lucrezia, capturing the glamour and tragedy of her story." ? The Wall Street Journal "This is also a tender and intimate account of a misunderstood and passionate woman." ?Elle more...

  • Humanism and Education in Medieval and Renaissance Italyby Robert Black

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 60.00

    This 2001 book is a comprehensive study of the curriculum of school education in medieval and Renaissance Italy. more...

  • Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafiaby John Dickie

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 22.99

    Prologue * Introduction * Men of Honour * The Genesis of the Mafia, 1860-1876 * The Mafia Enters the Italian System, 1876-1890 * Corruption in High Places, 1890-1904 * Socialism, Fascism, Mafia, 1893-1943 * The Mafia Establishes Itself in America, 1900-1941 * War and Rebirth, 1943-1950 * God, Concrete, Heroin, and Cosa Nostra, 1950-1963 * The "First"... more...

  • Antoninaby Wilkie Collins

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Published in 1850, Antonina, or The Fall of Rome was Wilkie Collins's first novel. Using accurate historical details about the Roman emperor Honorius and the Gothic king Alaric, he presents the fictitious character of Antonina and narrates her escapades during the siege of Rome. As she flees the city to preserve her honor, she does not realize... more...

  • Italy's Sorrowby James Holland

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 8.99

    During the Second World War, the campaign in Italy was the most destructive fought in Europe ? a long, bitter and highly attritional conflict that raged up the country?s mountainous leg.  For frontline troops, casualty rates at Cassino and along the notorious Gothic Line were as high as they had been on the Western Front in the First World War. ... more...

  • The Life of Cesare Borgiaby Rafael Sabatini

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    Though best known for sweeping historical epics such as Scaramouche and the Captain Blood series, Rafael Sabatini also dabbled in nonfiction from time to time, usually with wonderful results. This biography of Italian aristocrat and clergyman Cesare Borgia is packed with the kind of vivid descriptive detail that you don't usually find in musty... more...

  • A Political History of National Citizenship and Identity in Italy, 1861?1950by Sabina Donati

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 65.00

    This book examines the fascinating origins and the complex evolution of Italian national citizenship from the unification of Italy in 1861 until just after World War II. It does so by exploring the civic history of Italians in the peninsula, and of Italy's colonial and overseas native populations. Using little-known documentation, Sabina Donati delves... more...