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  • Bound in Veniceby Alessandro Marzo Magno

    Europa 2013; US$ 9.99

    Venice in the fifteenth century is the mercantile and cultural capital of the world. There, the first printers, publishing houses and bookstores open for business. Among the innovators who are driving these new cultural enterprises, one remarkable visionary, Aldo Manuzio, stands head and shoulders above the rest. He is credited with inventing the figure... more...

  • Arenaby John Pearson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    First published in 1973, Arena discusses the Year AD 80, when the Colosseum opened with quite the longest and most nauseating organized mass orgy in history. It was a mammoth celebration on the grandest scale, a fitting inauguration for an arena built to epitomize all the majesty and power of the Roman Empire, a building which also held the seeds... more...

  • Understand Mussolini's Italy: Teach Yourselfby David Evans

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; Not Available

    Mussolini's Italy is a compelling introduction to this infamous fascist dictator and his extraordinary rule. Though sometimes regarded as a farcical ruler, Mussolini's 'brutal friendship' with Hitler and his tyrannical killing of over a million people cannot be ignored as crucial aspects of modern European history. David Evans' pacy and nuanced analysis... more...

  • The Secrets of Italyby Corrado Augias; Alta L. Price

    Rizzoli 2014; US$ 26.95

    One of Italy's best-known writers takes a Grand Tour through her cities, history, and literature in search of the true character of this contradictory nation. There is Michelangelo, but also the mafia. Pavarotti, but also Berlusconi. The debonair Milanese, but also the infamous captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship. This is Italy, admired and... more...

  • The Venetiansby Paul Strathern

    Pegasus Books 2013; US$ 24.99

    The Republic of Venice was the first great economic, cultural, and naval power of the modern Western world. After winning the struggle for ascendency in the late 13th century, the Republic enjoyed centuries of unprecedented glory and built a trading empire which at its apogee reached as far afield as China, Syria, and West Africa. This golden period... more...

  • Sicilyby John Julius Norwich

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 34.92

    'Sicily is the key to everything' Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The author of the classic book on Venice turns his sights to Sicily in this beautiful book full of maps and colour photographs. 'I discovered Sicily almost by mistake . . . We drove as far as Naples, then put the car on the night ferry to Palermo. There was a degree of excitement... more...

  • The Flowering of the Renaissance (Text Only)by Vincent Cronin

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    Now available as an ebook. more...

  • The Flowering of the Renaissance (Text Only)by Vincent Cronin

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

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  • The Garments of Court and Palaceby Philip Bobbitt

    Atlantic Books 2015; Not Available

    Philip Bobbitt is the Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence at Columbia University and Senior Fellow at the University of Texas. He has served as a senior official at the White House, the State Department, and the National Security Council, in both Republican and Democratic administrations. He is a Fellow of the American Academy for... more...

  • Monte Cassinoby Matthew Parker

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 17.00

    Monte Cassino is the true story of one of the bitterest and bloodiest of the Allied struggles against the Nazi army. Long neglected by historians, the horrific conflict saw over 350,000 casualties, while the worst winter in Italian memory and official incompetence and backbiting only worsened the carnage and turmoil. Combining groundbreaking research... more...