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  • Romeby Robert Hughes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95

    From Robert Hughes, one of the greatest art and cultural critics of our time, comes a sprawling, comprehensive, and deeply personal history of Rome?as city, as empire, and, crucially, as an origin of Western art and civilization, two subjects about which Hughes has spent his life writing and thinking. Starting on a personal note, Hughes takes us to... more...

  • Berniniby Franco Mormando

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 18.00

    Sculptor, architect, painter, playwright, and scenographer, Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598?1680) was the last of the great universal artistic geniuses of early modern Italy, placed by both contemporaries and posterity in the same exalted company as Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo. And his artistic vision remains palpably present today, through the... more...

  • Florenceby Christopher Hibbert

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 22.55

    This book is as captivating as the city itself. Hibbert's gift is weaving political, social and art history into an elegantly readable and marvellously lively whole. The author's book on Florence will also be at once a history and a guide book and will be enhanced by splendid photographs and illustrations and line drawings which will describe all teh... more...

  • Sport Italiaby Simon Martin

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    The Italian love affair with sport is passionate, voracious, all-consuming. It provides a backdrop and a narrative to almost every aspect of daily life in Italy and the distinctively pink-coloured newspaper 'La Gazzetta dello Sport' is devoured by over three million hungry readers every day. Narrating the history of modern Italy through its national... more...

  • Konversionen in Rom in der Frühen Neuzeitby Ricarda Matheus

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    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 Based on numerous unpublished Vatican sources, this study examines the institutional, political, and religious aspects of this phenomenon as well as the individual fate of the converts.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...

  • Imperial Designsby Shirley Ann Smith

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2012; US$ 69.99

    Imperial Designs is the first text in English dealing comprehensively with the Italian colonial experience in China. It confirms imperial policy and the rhetoric of conquest. more...

  • Italian Fascism and the Female Bodyby Gigliola Gori

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 67.95

    This is the first text to examine women and sport in Italy during the period 1861-1945. To qualify and quantify the impact of fascism on Italian Women's sport, the author first of all examines the pre-fascist period in terms of female physical culture. The text then describes how during the fascist era, women moved strictly within a framework designed... more...

  • Amalia's Taleby David I. Kertzer

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.99

    This quintessential David-and-Goliath saga tells the story of a wholly unexpected triumph of the poor against the rich and of a crusading city attorney who fought on behalf of an impoverished peasant. The unforgettable story of a landmark struggle for basic human rights, Amalia?s Tale is the moving drama of a rural woman whose life was ruined and... more...

  • The Borgias and Their Enemiesby Christopher Hibbert; Mary Hollingsworth

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 15.95

    The first major biography of the Borgias in thirty years, Christopher Hibbert's latest history brings the family and the world they lived in?the glittering Rome of the Italian Renaissance?to life. The name Borgia is synonymous with the corruption, nepotism, and greed that were rife in Renaissance Italy. The powerful, voracious Rodrigo Borgia, better... more...

  • The Pope and Mussoliniby David I. Kertzer

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 20.00

    PULITZER PRIZE WINNER From National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer comes the gripping story of Pope Pius XI?s secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. This groundbreaking work, based on seven years of research in the Vatican and Fascist archives, including reports from Mussolini?s spies inside the highest levels of the... more...