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  • Medical Charlatanism in Early Modern Italyby David Gentilcore

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 164.99

    This is an exploration and reconstruction of the role of charlatans, itinerant medical practitioners, in Italy from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. David Gentilcore examines the goods and services charlatans provided, their marketing strategies, and dealings with the public, and shows how the authorities attempted to regulate and control their... more...

  • Fatal Decisionby Carlo D'Este

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    Fatal Decision is a powerful, dramatic, moving, and ultimately definitive narrative of one of the most desperate campaigns of World War II. In the winter of 1943-44, Anzio, a small Mediterranean resort and port some thirty-five miles south of Rome, played a crucial role in the fortunes of World War II as the target of an amphibious Allied landing.... more...

  • Bitter Victoryby Carlo D'Este

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    Bitter Victory illuminates a chapter of World War II that has lacked a balanced, full-scale treatment until now. In recounting the second-largest amphibious operation in military history, Carlo D'Este for the first time reveals the conflicts in planning and the behind-the-scenes quarrels between top Allied commanders. The book explodes the myth... more...

  • Mussolini's Italyby R. J. B. Bosworth

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 20.00

    With Mussolini ?s Italy , R.J.B. Bosworth?the foremost scholar on the subject writing in English?vividly brings to life the period in which Italians participated in one of the twentieth century?s most notorious political experiments. Il Duce?s Fascists were the original totalitarians, espousing a cult of violence and obedience that inspired many other... more...

  • Trading Placesby M van Gelder

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    This book deals with the Netherlandish merchant community in early modern Venice. It analyses how these immigrant traders used their commercial position to secure a place in the city and shows the consequences of the changes in international commerce for Venetian society. more...

  • Lidia's Italyby Lidia Matticchio Bastianich; Tanya Bastianich Manuali

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 35.00

    In this exciting new book the incomparable Lidia takes us on a gastronomic journey?from Piemonte to Puglia?exploring ten different regions that have informed her cooking and helped to make her the fabulous cook that she is today. In addition, her daughter Tanya, an art historian, guides us to some of the nearby cultural treasures that enrich the pursuit... more...

  • Siena and the Sienese in the Thirteenth Centuryby Daniel Philip Waley

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 46.00

    This 1991 book portrays the life and institutions of a great medieval Italian city, Siena, through the surviving records and buildings of the period. more...

  • Naples in the Eighteenth Centuryby Girolamo Imbruglia

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 43.00

    Essays on the political and cultural importance of Naples in the eighteenth century. more...

  • The Last Judgmentby James A. Connor

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • Isabella de'Mediciby Caroline P. Murphy

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    The magnificent, alluring and ultimately tragic life of Isabella, the most brilliant woman of the Medici. more...