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  • Imperial Designsby Shirley Ann Smith

    Fairleigh Dickinson 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...

  • Konversionen in Rom in der Frühen Neuzeitby Ricarda Matheus

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 126.00

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 Based on numerous unpublished Vatican sources, this study examines the institutional, political, and religious aspects of this phenomenon as well as the individual fate of the converts.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

  • Music at the Gonzaga Court in Mantuaby Donald Sanders

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 37.99

    In Music at the Gonzaga Court in Mantua , Donald C. Sanders examines the history of musical composition and performance at the northern Italian court of Mantua from the fifteenth century to the seventeenth century. Music is discussed in the context of the visual art, poetry, and theater that graced the court and of the Gonzaga family's interaction... more...

  • The Pike: Gabriele d?Annunzio, Poet, Seducer and Preacher of Warby Lucy Hughes-Hallett

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    WINNER OF THE 2013 SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION AND THE 2013 COSTA BOOK AWARDS BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR. The story of Gabriele D?Annunzio, poet, daredevil ? and Fascist. more...

  • Soft Soil, Black Grapesby Simone Cinotto

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 69.00

    From Ernest and Julio Gallo to Francis Ford Coppola, Italians have shaped the history of California wine. More than any other group, Italian immigrants and their families have made California viticulture one of America’s most distinctive and vibrant achievements, from boutique vineyards in the Sonoma hills to the massive industrial wineries of... more...

  • Italian Fascism and the Female Bodyby Gigliola Gori

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 67.95

    In this first text to examine women and sport in Italy during the period 1861-1945, the role women's engagement in sporting activity had upon gender emancipation is explored in the context of the pre-fascist, fascist and post-war eras. more...

  • My Cousin the Saintby Justin Catanoso

    HarperCollins 2008; Not Available

    An inspiring story of faith and family across two continents Like millions of other Italians in the early twentieth century, Justin Catanoso's grandfather immigrated to America to escape poverty and hardship. Nearly a hundred years later, Justin, born and raised in New Jersey, knows little of his family beyond the Garden State. That changes in... more...

  • Seasons in Basilicataby David Yeadon

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Award-winning travel writer and illustrator, David Yeadon embarks with his wife, Anne on an exploration of the "lost word" of Basilicata, in the arch of Italy's boot. What is intended as a brief sojourn turns into an intriguing residency in the ancient hill village of Aliano, where Carlo Levi, author of the world-renowned memoir Christ Stopped at... more...

  • The Borgias and Their Enemiesby Christopher Hibbert

    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,... more...

  • The Pope and Mussoliniby David I. Kertzer

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 32.00

    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 Church, will forever change... more...