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  • The Hills of Chiantiby Piero Antinori; Natalie Danford

    Rizzoli 2014; US$ 26.95

    The head of Italy?s "first family" of winemaking reflects on the Antinoris? six-hundred-year legacy and a life of good food and drink in the hills of Tuscany. If you know wine, you know the name Antinori. Since 1385, this noble Florentine family has produced some of Italy?s finest wines. The Hills of Chianti tells the story of the Antinoris and the... more...

  • Italian Wars 1494-1559, Theby Michael Edward Mallett; Christine Shaw

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.99

    The Italian Wars of 1494-1559 had a major impact on the whole of Renaissance Europe. In this important text, Michael Mallett and Christine Shaw place the conflict within the political and economic context of the wars. Emphasising the gap between aims and strategies of the political masters and what their commanders and troops could actually accomplish... 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...

  • A History of Earliest Italy (Routledge Revivals)by Missimo Pallottino

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    In A History of Earliest Italy , first published in 1984, Professor Pallottino illumines the wide variety of peoples, languages, and traditions of culture and trade that constituted the pre-Roman Italic world. Since the written sources are fragmentary, archaeology provides the central reservoir for evidence of the societies and institutions of... more...

  • Bagheriaby Dacia Maraini

    RCS Libri 2013; US$ 4.99

    An exploration of the landscape of early memory After being imprisoned with her family in a Japanese concentration camp, Dacia Maraini returns to her past. In sensuous detail, she describes Sicily, the town of Bagheria, and the ancestral villa to which she returned as a child after two horrific years of internment. Villa Valguarnera recalls... more...