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  • Remaking Italy in the Twentieth Centuryby Roy Palmer Domenico

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 23.99

    Although the unification of Italy in 1870 initially defined the nation's geographic boundaries, Italians faced the new challenge of determining their nation's social, political, and cultural identity as they entered the twentieth century. In Remaking Italy in the Twentieth Century, noted scholar Roy P. Domenico examines the struggle between Liberals,... more...

  • 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...

  • 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 studyillustrates the opportunities seized by a small dynasty to legitimize its rule and pursue its ambitions, and develops a hypothesis about the cultural... 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...

  • 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...

  • Roman Legionary AD 284-337by Ross Cowan; Sean O'Brogain

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    Diocletian and Constantine were the greatest of the Late Roman emperors, and their era marks the climax of the legionary system. Under Constantine's successors the legions were reduced in size and increasingly sidelined in favour of new units of elite auxilia, but between AD 284 and 337 the legions reigned supreme. The legionaries defeated all-comers... 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...