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  • The Etruscans: A Very Short Introductionby Christopher Smith

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 7.99

    The Etruscans (c. 900 - 400 BC) were a highly sophisticated and wealthy elite. Christopher Smith explores their archaeological record and the myths that remain about their existence. Placing the Etruscans within the context of the historical period and geographical location, he looks at how they have been perceived and received throughout history. more...

  • A Sweet and Glorious Landby John Keahey

    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...

  • Italian Foreign Policyby Federico Chabod; William McCuaig

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    Federico Chabod (1901-1960) was one of Italy's best-known historians, noted for his study of Italian history in a European context. This is the first English translation of his most important book. Although he carried out his extensive archival research for this work from 1936 until 1943, the fall of fascism and Chabod's active participation in the... more...

  • Mussoliniby Taylor and Francis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    Benito Mussolini was a brilliant Socialist journalist who in 1914 declared war, put himself at the head if the anti-Socialist movement in Italy, manoeuvred himself into power by 1933 and ruled the country until overthrown in 1943. He was a dynamic but insecure personality, who appeared dictatorial but always had to share power with the military and... more...

  • Modern Italy, 1871 to the Presentby Martin Clark

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    This classic textbook covers the social, economic and political history of Italy from unification in 1870 to the present time. This new edition brings students right up to date, with increased coverage of the the 1980's and 90's and a new section on the turbulent reign of Silvio Berlusconi. Other changes include updating the coverage of Liberal Italy... more...

  • First Wordsby Rosetta Loy

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    An internationally acclaimed novelist and journalist movingly chronicles her childhood in Rome during World War II, providing a rare account by a Catholic of Jewish persecution and Papal responsibility In 1937, Rosetta Loy was a privileged five-year-old growing up in the heart of the well-to-do Catholic intelligentsia of Rome. But her childhood... more...

  • Dynastische Politik und Legitimationsstrategien der della Rovereby Sebastian Becker

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    After the demise of the House of Montefeltro in 1508, rule shifted to the House of della Rovere, situated in the small but culturally important and geostrategically well-positioned Duchy of Urbino. This study sheds new light on the hypothesis about the cultural-political rise and fall of the Urbinos in the 16th century. more...

  • Südtirolby Melani Barlai; Christina Griessler; Richard Lein

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 41.26

    Die Bombenattentate des Jahres 1967, die nicht zuletzt die österreichisch-italienischen Beziehungen massiv beeinträchtigten, gelten bis heute als Höhepunkt des Südtirolkonflikts. Die 45. Wiederkehr der Ereignisse wurde von der Andrássy Universität Budapest zum Anlass genommen, Geschichte und Gegenwart der autonomen Region mit internationalen ExpertInnen... more...

  • Sicilyby John Julius Norwich

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    'Sicily is the key to everything' Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The author of the classic book on Venice turns his sights to Sicily in this beautiful book full of maps and colour photographs. 'I discovered Sicily almost by mistake . . .We drove as far as Naples, then put the car on the night ferry to Palermo. There was a degree of excitement in the... more...

  • The Popes and the Church of Rome in Late Antiquityby John Moorhead

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    In the past few decades there has been an explosion of interest in the period of late antiquity. Rather than being viewed within a paradigm of the fall of the Roman Empire, these centuries have come to be seen as a time of immense creativity and significance in western history. Popes and the Church of Rome in Late Antiquity places the history of... more...