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  • The Tigress of Forliby Elizabeth Lev

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 14.95

    A Rome-based American historian tells the extraordinary story of Caterina Sforza, perhaps the most prominent woman of Renaissance Italy, who was a wife, a mother, a leader, and a warrior with the courage to battle a Borgia pope, the charm to beguile a Medici husband, and the fierceness to make Machiavelli himself wince. more...

  • The Monster of Florenceby Douglas Preston; Mario Spezi

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99

    DOUGLAS PRESTON worked as a writer and editor for the American Museum of Natural History and taught writing at Princeton University. He has written for The New Yorker, Natural History, National Geographic, Harper's, Smithsonian, and The Atlantic. The author of several acclaimed nonfiction books, Preston is also the co-author with Lincoln Child of the... more...

  • Paradise of Citiesby John Julius Norwich

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    John Julius Norwich?s A History of Venice has been dubbed ?indispensable? by none other than Jan Morris. Now, in his second book on the city once known as La Serenissima, Norwich advances the story in this elegant chronicle of a hundred years of Venice?s highs and lows, from its ignominious capture by Napoleon in 1797 to the dawn of the 20th century.... more...

  • 1434by Gavin Menzies

    HarperCollins 2008; US$ 12.99

    The New York Times bestselling author of 1421 offers another stunning reappraisal of history, presenting compelling new evidence that traces the roots of the European Renaissance to Chinese exploration in the fifteenth century. The brilliance of the Renaissance laid the foundation of the modern world. Textbooks tell us that it came about as a result... more...

  • History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy or, Florentine Historiesby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    Complete interlinked edition complemented by author biography and analysis. Introduction by HUGO ALBERT RENNERT, Ph.D. Professor of Romanic Languages and Literature, University of Pennsylvania. "The people who inhabit the northern parts beyond the Rhine and the Danube, living in a healthy and prolific region, frequently increase to such vast multitudes... more...

  • The Medieval Super-Companiesby Edwin S. Hunt

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 48.00

    A detailed 1994 description and history of one of the most famous companies of the early fourteenth century, the Peruzzi Company. more...

  • Mafia Brotherhoodsby John Dickie

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 18.05

    BLOOD BROTHERHOODS is the enthralling new history of Italian organised crime by the author of the international bestseller COSA NOSTRA. Mafia. Camorra. 'Ndrangheta. The Sicilian mafia, or Cosa Nostra, is far from being Italy's only dangerous criminal fraternity. The south of the country hosts two other major mafias: the camorra, from Naples and its... more...

  • Romeby Robert Hughes

    Orion 2011; US$ 17.83

    For almost a thousand years, Rome held sway as the spiritual and artistic centre of the world. Hughes vividly recreates the ancient Rome of Julius Caesar, Marcus Aurelius, Nero, Caligula, Cicero, Martial and Virgil. With the artistic blossoming of the Renaissance, he casts his unwavering critical eye over the great works of Raphael, Michelangelo and... more...

  • Mafia Brotherhoodsby John Dickie

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; Not Available

    BLOOD BROTHERHOODS is the enthralling new history of Italian organised crime by the author of the international bestseller COSA NOSTRA. Mafia. Camorra. 'Ndrangheta. The Sicilian mafia, or Cosa Nostra, is far from being Italy's only dangerous criminal fraternity. The south of the country hosts two other major mafias: the camorra, from Naples and its... more...

  • Romeby Robert Hughes

    Orion 2011; Not Available

    For almost a thousand years, Rome held sway as the spiritual and artistic centre of the world. Hughes vividly recreates the ancient Rome of Julius Caesar, Marcus Aurelius, Nero, Caligula, Cicero, Martial and Virgil. With the artistic blossoming of the Renaissance, he casts his unwavering critical eye over the great works of Raphael, Michelangelo and... more...