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  • Vital Subjectsby Rhiannon Noel Welch

    Liverpool University Press 2016; US$ 89.99

    Vital Subjects examines cultural production - literature, sociology and public health discourse, and early film - from the years between Unification and the end of the First World War (ca. 1860 and 1920) in order to explore how race and colonialism were integral to modern Italian national culture, rather than a marginal afterthought or a Fascist aberration. more...

  • A Bold and Dangerous Familyby Caroline Moorehead

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 22.39

    The acclaimed author of A Train in Winter and Village of Secrets delivers the next chapter in "The Resistance Quartet": the astonishing story of the aristocratic Italian family who stood up to Mussolini's fascism, and whose efforts helped define the path of Italy in the years between the World Wars?a profile in courage that remains relevant today.... more...

  • The Venetian Ghettoby Riccardo Calimani

    Mondadori 2013; US$ 9.99

    The creation of the Venice Ghetto and the consequent confinement of the Jewish population within a restricted area of the city dates back to the beginning of the sixteenth century. It was the scene of many events closely linked to the city?s history, and it flourished between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. This book recounts the incredible... more...

  • To My Leftby Federico Rampini

    Mondadori 2013; US$ 9.99

    ?It was my duty to write this book because I have two children in their twenties facing, like all their peers, the most difficult labor market since the Great Depression. I act on my responsibilities because I belong to a certain generation of the Western Left who believed that they could improve society using the market and globalization. I wanted... more...

  • Monte Cassinoby Matthew Parker

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 17.00

    Monte Cassino is the true story of one of the bitterest and bloodiest of the Allied struggles against the Nazi army. Long neglected by historians, the horrific conflict saw over 350,000 casualties, while the worst winter in Italian memory and official incompetence and backbiting only worsened the carnage and turmoil. Combining groundbreaking research... 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...

  • Mafia Brotherhoodsby John Dickie

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Watching Vesuviusby Sean Cocco

    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...

  • The A to Z of Modern Italyby Mark Gilbert; Robert K. Nilsson

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 39.99

    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...