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- 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...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00
This is the first study to undertake a detailed examination of the role of chaplains in the Kingdom of Sicily. It analyzes sources and terminology, chaplains? life circumstances and areas of activity, and how they were seen by their contemporaries. The study shows that in Southern Italy, no chapels royal functioned as instruments of royal power. Instead,... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95
Focusing on the Italian Army in North Africa during World War II, which fought alongside the Afrikakorps under Rommel versus Montgomery and Patton, this title combines with the previous Warrior series books on the subject (and other Osprey titles) to complete the picture of the War in the Desert. Despite the attention paid to the Afrikakorps... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 26.99
Hidden Tuscany vividly displays the coastal areas of Tuscany, a territory often overlooked by visitors to Italy eager to see Chianti, Florence or Siena. Veteran journalist and Italophile John Keahey points out the keen distinctions that the western cities maintain: in food, lifestyle, and the way its artists are paving new directions in art that... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00
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...
- Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95
For four centuries, from the civil wars of the Late Republic to Constantine's bloody reunification of the Empire, elite corps of guardsmen were at the heart of every Roman army. Whether as bodyguards or as shock troops in battle, the fighting skills of praetorians, speculatores, singulares and protectores determined the course of Roman history. ... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 55.00
Abramo Basevi published his study of Verdi’s operas in Florence in 1859, in the middle of the composer’s career. The first thorough, systematic examination of Verdi’s operas, it covered the twenty works produced between 1842 and 1857—from Nabucco and Macbeth to Il trovatore , La traviata , and Aroldo . But while Basevi’s... more...
- Edition Raetia 2013; US$ 11.56
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...