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- 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...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00
Hans Baron's Crisis of the Early Italian Renaissance is widely considered one of the most important works in Italian Renaissance studies. Princeton University Press published this seminal book in 1955. Now the Press makes available a two-volume collection of eighteen of Professor Baron's essays, most of them thoroughly revised, unpublished, or presented... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 23.99
A poignant personal account from a child of Calabrian peasants whose lifelong study of Italy unveils the mysteries of this Bel Paese , ?Beautiful Land,? where artistic genius and political corruption have gone hand in hand from the time of Michelangelo to The Sopranos The child of Italian immigrants and an award-winning scholar of Italian literature,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99
In the nonfiction tradition of John Berendt ("Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil") and Erik Larson ("The Devil in the White City"), New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston presents a gripping account of crime and punishment in the lush hills surrounding Florence , Italy . In 2000, Douglas Preston fulfilled a dream to move his family... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...