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- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 45.00
Mount Vesuvius has been famous ever since its eruption in 79 CE, when it destroyed and buried the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. But less well-known is the role it played in the science and culture of early modern Italy, as Sean Cocco reveals in this ambitious and wide-ranging study. Humanists began to make pilgrimages to Vesuvius during... more...
- Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 40.00
Chariots and Other Wheeled Vehicles in Italy before the Roman Empire presents evidence for transport by wheeled vehicle in Italy before the Roman Imperial period, the beginning of which is often thought to be marked by Augustuss conquest of Egypt in 30 BC. The study begins with a glossary of technical terms and with evidence for roads and the animals... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 36.99
The A to Z of Modern Italy is an attempt to introduce the key personalities, events, social developments, and cultural achievements of Italy since the beginning of the 19th century, when Italy first began to emerge as something more than a geographical entity and national feeling began to grow. This is done through a chronology, a list of acronyms... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95
The Unification of Italy in the nineteenth century was the unlikely result of a lengthy and complex process of Italian revival' ( Risorgimento' ). Few Italians supported Unification and the new rulers of Italy were unable to resolve their disputes with the Catholic Church, the local power-holders in the South and the peasantry. In this fascinating... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99
In Hidden Tuscany , acclaimed author John Keahey takes the reader into a part of Tuscany beyond the usual tourist destinations of Chianti, Florence, and Siena. The often overlooked western portion of Tuscany is rich with history, cuisine, and scenery begging to be explored, and Keahey encourages travelers to abandon itineraries and let the grooves... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 105.00
Developed by an international team of historians, sociologists, political scientists and economists, this collection is the most comprehensive reader of the history of Sino-Italian relations currently available in the English language. more...
- Edition Raetia 2013; US$ 6.61
Im Jahre 1939 wurde die deutsch- und ladinischsprachige Bevölkerung Südtirols unfreiwillig vor die Alternative gestellt, die Heimat zu verlassen und nach Deutschland abzuwandern oder im italienischen Staat zu verbleiben und damit ihre Sprache und kulturelle Eigenart aufs Spiel zu setzen. Die beiden Diktatoren Hitler und Mussolini hatten beschlossen,... more...
- Rizzoli 2014; US$ 17.00
From Italy's popular author Corrado Augias comes the most intriguing exploration of Rome ever to be published. In the mold of his earlier histories of Paris, New York, and London, Augias moves perceptively through twenty-seven centuries of Roman life, shedding new light on a cast of famous, and infamous, historical figures and uncovering secrets and... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99
In the winter of 1897-1898, Victorian writer George Gissing made a well-chronicled journey throughout southern Italy. The result was a book, By the Ionian Sea , in which he detailed the influence of ancient Greece on the peninsula and contrasted the glory of Greece and its magnificent cities to the southern Italy of the late 1800s. The book was published... more...