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- Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95
In Casanova , noted author Ian Kelly traces the life of Giacomo Casanova, a man whose very name is synonymous with sensuality, seduction and sexual prowess. But Casanova was more than just a great lover. A businessman, diplomat, spy, and philosopher, he authored more than twenty books, including a translation of The Iliad . Confidant to many infamous... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 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...
- Temple University Press 2008; US$ 33.95
The results of a decade-long research study by the author, in The Undevelopment of Capitalism Rebecca Jean Emigh argues that the expansion of the Florentine economic market in the fifteenth century helped to undo the development of markets of other economies, especially the rural economy of Tuscany, paradoxically slowing down the economic development... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
Englishwoman Caroline Seller met Marcello Manzo at a Halloween party in London in the mid-seventies. Although she spoke little Italian and he spoke practically no English, the chemistry between them was undeniable, and it wasn?t long before Caroline was invited to visit Marcello's family in Mazara del Vallo, Sicily. A large, eccentric, and loving... more...
- 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...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 34.95
This collection, by an international team of scholars, presents exciting research currently being undertaken on early modern Italy which questions the conventional boundaries of medical history. Brings together historians of medicine and scholars of different backgrounds who are re-visiting the field from new perspectives and with the support of innovative... more...
- 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...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 25.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...