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  • 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...

  • Remaking Italy in the Twentieth Centuryby Roy Palmer Domenico

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 25.99

    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...

  • The Venetiansby Paul Strathern

    Pegasus Books 2013; US$ 16.99

    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 Man Who Closed the Asylumsby John Foot

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    When the wind of the 1960s blew through the world of psychiatry In 1961, when Franco Basaglia arrived outside the grim walls of the Gorizia asylum, on the Italian border with Yugoslavia, it was a place of horror, a Bedlam for the mentally sick and excluded, redolent of Basaglia?s own wartime experience inside a fascist gaol. Patients were frequently... more...

  • Access to History: The Unification of Italy 1789-1896 Fourth Editionby Robert Pearce; Andrina Stiles

    Hodder Education 2015; Not Available

    Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series, combining in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A Level History students. This title: - Supports the content and assessment requirements of the 2015 A Level History specifications... more...