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  • Arenaby John Pearson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Genoa and the Genoese, 958-1528by Steven A. Epstein

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Set in the middle of the Italian Riviera, Genoa is perhaps best known as the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. But Genoa was also one of medieval Europe's major centers of trade and commerce. In Genoa and the Genoese, 958-1528 , Steven Epstein has written the first comprehensive history of the city that traces its transformation from an obscure... 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...

  • Quellen und Forschungen aus italienischen Archiven und Bibliotheken 2008by Deutsches Historisches Institut in Rom

    Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 2009; US$ 161.00

    The specialist historical journal Sources and Studies from Italian Archives and Libraries first appeared in 1898, and is published by the German Historical Institute in Rome. The articles and miscellaneous contributions (with abstracts in German or Italian respectively) deal with topics in Italo-German relations and in Italian history from the Early... more...

  • Access to History: The Unification of Italyby Robert Pearce; Andrina Stiles

    Hodder Education 2006; US$ 22.38

    Revised and redesigned to meet current student's needs. more...

  • Blood on the Altarby Tobias Jones

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 8.99

    One Sunday morning in 1993 a 16-year-old girl named Eliza Claps goes missing from a church in the centre of Potenza, Italy. Shortly before her disappearance, Elisa had met Danilo Restivo, a strange local boy with a fetish for cutting women's hair on the back of buses. Elisa's family are convinced that Resitvo is responsible for their daughter's disappearance,... more...

  • Death and the Dolce Vitaby Stephen Gundle

    Canongate Books 2011; US$ 13.29

    On 9 April 1953 an attractive twenty-one-year-old woman went missing from her family home in Rome. Thirty-six hours later her body was found washed up on a neglected beach at Tor Vaianica. Some said it was suicide; others, a tragic accident. Darker murmurs blamed her death on a drug-fuelled orgy that had gone horribly wrong. The crime gripped the nation.... more...

  • Italian Critics of Capitalismby Lorella Cedroni

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 32.99

    The writings collected in this volume present leading statements of theories of democracy and capitalism in twentieth century Italy starting from Vilfredo Pareto. The book is the first (and the unique) collection of Italian classics on capitalism, it is an important contribution for an organic and general overview of the Italian contemporary political... more...

  • The Tigress of Forliby Elizabeth Lev

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 14.95

    A Rome-based American historian tells the extraordinary story of Caterina Sforza, perhaps the most prominent woman of Renaissance Italy, who was a wife, a mother, a leader, and a warrior with the courage to battle a Borgia pope, the charm to beguile a Medici husband, and the fierceness to make Machiavelli himself wince. more...