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- 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...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.95
From the author of the best-selling A Venetian Affair , here is the charming chronicle of his search for the identity of a mysterious old rose. Andrea di Robilant?s tale takes us back to the time of Josephine Bonaparte, as well as into some of the most delightful rose gardens in Italy today, brought to colorful life on the page in the watercolors... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
The social and linguistic history of medieval Sicily is both intriguing and complex. Before the Muslim invasion of 827, the islanders spoke dialects of either Greek or Latin or both. On the arrival of the Normans around 1060 Arabic was the dominant language, but by 1250 Sicily was an almost exclusively Christian island, with Romance dialects in evidence... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00
This is the first in-depth study of the feminist movement that swept Italy during the "long 1970s" (1968-1983), and one of the first to use a combination of oral history interviews and newly-released archive sources to analyze the origins, themes, practices and impacts of "second-wave" feminism. While detailing the local and national contexts in which... more...