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  • Italian Navy & Air Force Elite Units & Special Forces 1940-45by Piero Crociani; Mark Stacey; Pier Paolo Battistelli

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 14.95

    This volume assesses the formidable Special Forces fielded by Italy's navy and air force in World War II. Italian Navy Special Forces were particularly active and respected in the Mediterranean, where 10th Motor-Torpedo Boat Flotilla used frogmen, 'two-man torpedoes' and explosive ram-boats. The Italian Air Force formed a special commando unit, ADRA,... more...

  • Italian Sexualities Uncovered, 1789-1914by Valeria P. Babini; Chiara Beccalossi; Lucy Riall

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Bringing together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, this volume explores nineteenth-century Italian sexualities from a variety of viewpoints, illuminating in particular personal and political relationships, same-sex desires, gender roles that defy societal norms, sexual behaviours of different classes and transnational encounters. more...

  • Italian soldier in North Africa 1941-43by Pier Paolo Battistelli; Piero Crociani; Steve Noon

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 14.95

    Focusing on the Italian Army in North Africa during World War II, which fought alongside the Afrikakorps under Rommel versus Montgomery and Patton, this title combines with the previous Warrior series books on the subject (and other Osprey titles) to complete the picture of the War in the Desert. Despite the attention paid to the Afrikakorps over... more...

  • The Italiansby John Hooper

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 17.58

    Sublime and maddening, fascinating yet baffling, Italy is a country of endless paradox and seemingly unanswerable riddles. John Hooper's marvellously entertaining and perceptive new book is the ideal companion for anyone seeking to understand contemporary Italy and the unique character of the Italians. Looking at the facts that lie behind - and... more...

  • Konversionen in Rom in der Frühen Neuzeitby Ricarda Matheus

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 133.00

    In early modern Rome, thousands of Protestants converted to Roman Catholicism. Based on numerous unpublished Vatican sources, this study examines the institutional, political, and religious aspects of this phenomenon as well as the individual fate of the converts. This approach illustrates that the history of conversions provides a fruitful... more...

  • La Bella Figuraby Beppe Severgnini

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 15.00

    Join the bestselling author of Ciao, America! on a lively tour of modern Italy that takes you behind the seductive face it puts on for visitors? la bella figura ?and highlights its maddening, paradoxical true self   You won?t need luggage for this hypothetical and hilarious trip into the hearts and minds of Beppe Severgnini?s fellow Italians. In... more...

  • The Land Where Lemons Growby Helena Attlee

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 15.98

    Travellers have always been thrilled by the sight of citrus in Italy, where dark leaves and bright fruit seem to charge the landscape, making the trees symbols of a sun-soaked, poetic vision of the country. Citrus also holds a special place in the Italian imagination, and in The Land Where Lemons Grow , Helena Attlee sets out to explore its curious... more...

  • The Last Judgmentby James A. Connor

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 20.99

    Painted on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel, 28 years after Michelangelo completed the glorious and hopeful ceiling, The Last Judgment is full of stark images depicting the End of Days. James Connor uses the famous fresco as the lens by which to view the end of the Renaissance, arguing that Michelangelo's imagery and composition reflect the... more...

  • Le Prince de la Concordeby Catherine d'Oultremont; Louis Valcke

    Primento Digital Publishing 2014; US$ 20.99

    Découvrez la formidable existence de l'humaniste Jean Pic de la Mirandole La biographie romancée de Catherine d?Oultremont se déroule dans le respect scrupuleux des grandes étapes de ce que fut la vie de Jean Pic de la Mirandole : sa quête incessante du savoir qui va le conduire dans toutes les grandes universités et les plus célèbres centres d?études... more...

  • Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italyby Lidia Matticchio Bastianich; Tanya Bastianich Manuali

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 35.00

    In this inspiring new book, Lidia Bastianich awakens in us a new respect for food and for the people who produce it in the little-known parts of Italy that she explores. All of the recipes reflect the regions from which they spring, and in translating them to our home kitchens, Lidia passes on time-honored techniques and wonderful, uncomplicated recipes... more...