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  • Discovery of the Worldby Luciana Castellina

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    Luciana Castellina is one of Italy?s most prominent left intellectuals and a cofounder of the newspaper il manifesto. In this coming-of agememoir, based on her diaries, she recounts her political awakening as a teenage girl in Fascist Italy?where she used to play tennis with Mussolini?s daughter?and the subsequent downfall of the regime. Discovery... more...

  • Access to History: The Unification of Italy [Third Edition]by Robert Pearce; Andrina Stiles

    Hodder Education 2006; US$ 17.99

    The Third Edition of this popular title has been updated to reflect the needs of the current A Level specifications. The title examines reasons why progress towards unification was so slow at first and why after 1850 it became so speedy. In doing so, it gives due attention to the roles played by Cavour, Mazzini, Garibaldi, Pope Pius IX, Napoleon III,... more...

  • The Origins of the Platonic Academy of Florenceby Arthur M. Field

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Founded by Cosimo de' Medici in the early 1460s, the Platonic Academy shaped the literary and artistic culture of Florence in the later Renaissance and influenced science, religion, art, and literature throughout Europe in the early modern period. This major study of the Academy's beginnings presents a fresh view of the intellectual and cultural life... more...

  • Politics and Culture in Renaissance Naplesby Jerry H. Bentley

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.95

    Examining the cultural history of Renaissance Naples with an emphasis on humanism, the author also evaluates Naples in the broader context of fifteenth-century Italy and Renaissance Europe in general. He addresses several prominent themes of Renaissance history: patron- client relationships, the development of a realistic, Machiavellian approach to... more...

  • Emergence of a Bureaucracyby R. Burr Litchfield

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 53.95

    Burr Litchfield traces the development of the patrician elite of Florence from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries, the growth of a bureaucratic state in Tuscany during this period, and the changing relationship of the patricians to the state apparatus. His discussion of this largely neglected period of Italian history shows that the elite... more...

  • Magic Tales and Fairy Tale Magicby Ruth B. Bottigheimer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    This book examines magic's generally maleficent effect on humans from ancient Egypt through the Middle Ages, including tales from classical mythology, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim cultures. It shows that certain magical motifs lived on from age to age, but that it took until the Italian Renaissance for magic tales to become fairy tales. more...

  • Italian Renaissance, Theby John Stephens

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    In this fascinating study, John Stephens inteprets the significance of the immense cultural change which took place in Italy from the time of Petrarch to the Reformation, and considers its wider contribution to Europe beyond the Alps. His important analysis (which is designed for students and serious general readers of history as well as the specialist)... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Deadly Sisterhoodby Leonie Frieda

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; Not Available

    This book is one of drama on a grand scale, a Renaissance epic, as Christendom emerged from the shadows of the calamitous 14th century. The sweeping tale involves inspired and corrupt monarchs, the finest thinkers, the most brilliant artists and the greatest beauties in Christendom. Here are the stories of its most remarkable women, who are all joined... more...