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  • Hidden Tuscanyby John Keahey

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    In Hidden Tuscany , acclaimed author John Keahey takes the reader into a part of Tuscany beyond the usual tourist destinations of Chianti, Florence, and Siena. The often overlooked western portion of Tuscany is rich with history, cuisine, and scenery begging to be explored, and Keahey encourages travelers to abandon itineraries and let the grooves... more...

  • A Sweet and Glorious Landby John Keahey

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    In the winter of 1897-1898, Victorian writer George Gissing made a well-chronicled journey throughout southern Italy. The result was a book, By the Ionian Sea , in which he detailed the influence of ancient Greece on the peninsula and contrasted the glory of Greece and its magnificent cities to the southern Italy of the late 1800s. The book was... more...

  • Italian Foreign Policyby Federico Chabod; William McCuaig

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 80.00

    Federico Chabod (1901-1960) was one of Italy's best-known historians, noted for his study of Italian history in a European context. This is the first English translation of his most important book. Although he carried out his extensive archival research for this work from 1936 until 1943, the fall of fascism and Chabod's active participation in the... more...

  • Diary of the Fallby Michel Laub; Margaret Jull Costa

    Other Press 2014; US$ 15.95

    A cruel schoolboy prank leaves the only Catholic boy in an elite Jewish school in Porto Alegre terribly injured. Years later, one of his classmates revisits that episode, trying to come to terms with the choices he made then and his present demons.  DIARY OF THE FALL is the story of three generations: a man's struggle for forgiveness; a father with... more...

  • The Life of Cesare Borgiaby Rafael Sabatini

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    Though best known for sweeping historical epics such as Scaramouche and the Captain Blood series, Rafael Sabatini also dabbled in nonfiction from time to time, usually with wonderful results. This biography of Italian aristocrat and clergyman Cesare Borgia is packed with the kind of vivid descriptive detail that you don't usually find in musty... more...

  • The Hills of Chiantiby Piero Antinori; Natalie Danford

    Rizzoli 2014; US$ 26.95

    The head of Italy?s "first family" of winemaking reflects on the Antinoris? six-hundred-year legacy and a life of good food and drink in the hills of Tuscany. If you know wine, you know the name Antinori. Since 1385, this noble Florentine family has produced some of Italy?s finest wines. The Hills of Chianti tells the story of the Antinoris and the... 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. Amalia Bagnacavalli, an illiterate young peasant from the mountains near Bologna, is forced by poverty to take in a child from the city?s foundling... more...

  • Prisoner of the Vaticanby David I. Kertzer

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006; US$ 14.99

    Praise for David Kertzer and Prisoner of the Vatican: "Kertzer once again proves himself a truly compelling historian." -- André Aciman "Prisoner of the Vatican reads like exciting fiction. And it has astounding contemporary relevance." -- Alfred Uhry "Kertzer?s careful scholarship and lucid writing make the human character of this religious institution... more...

  • Dynastische Politik und Legitimationsstrategien der Della Rovereby Sebastian Becker

    De Gruyter Mouton 2015; US$ 154.00

    After the demise of the House of Montefeltro in 1508, rule shifted to the House of Della Rovere, situated in the small but culturally important and geostrategically well-positioned Duchy of Urbino. This study shows the opportunities seized by a small dynasty to legitimize its rule and pursue its ambitions, and develops a hypothesis about the cultural... more...

  • Mussoliniby Peter Neville

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    This new edition of Peter Neville?s Mussolini traces and analyses the life of one of the most fascinating twentieth century European dictators, Benito Mussolini, while placing his life in its historic Italian context. Engaging and accessible, the Duce?s career is traced from his roots as a journalist and socialist to his capture and execution in... more...