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  • 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 House Of Mediciby Christopher Hibbert

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    It was a dynasty with more wealth, passion, and power than the houses of Windsor, Kennedy, and Rockefeller combined. It shaped all of Europe and controlled politics, scientists, artists, and even popes, for three hundred years. It was the house of Medici, patrons of Botticelli, Michelangelo and Galileo, benefactors who turned Florence into a global... 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...

  • Myth and Religion in Mircea Eliadeby Douglas Allen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    This multidisciplinary study is the first book devoted entirely to the critical interpretation of the writings of Mircea Eliade on myth. One of the most popular and influential historians and theorists of myth, Eliade argued that all myth is religious. Douglas Allen critically interprets Eliade's theories of religion, myth, and symbolism and analyses... more...

  • Power And Imaginationby Lauro Martines

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.95

    The great Italian city-states: Venice, Florence, Milan, and the others. The particular nature of their history and culture through the five centuries of their emergence, magnificent flowering, and twilight is brilliantly explored in terms of the internal shifts of economic, social, and political power?by violence, by manipulation, by the gradual pressures... more...

  • A Woman, a Man, and Two Kingdomsby Francis Steegmuller

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 23.00

    Pre-revolutionary Paris comes to life in this fascinating story surrounding the correspondence between two colorful and witty society figures: the French author Louise d'Épinay and the Italian priest-diplomat Ferdinando Galiani. Their friends included Voltaire, Diderot, Melchior Grimm, and the famous women of the salons, and their letters touched upon... more...

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    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

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    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

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    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

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