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  • Women, Dowries and Agencyby Dana Wessell Lightfoot

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 105.00

    Examines labouring-status women in late medieval Valencia as they negotiated the fundamentally defining experience of their lives: marriage 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...

  • 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...

  • The Birth of the Westby Paul Collins

    PublicAffairs 2013; US$ 26.00

    The tenth century dawned in violence and disorder. Charlemagne's empire was in ruins, most of Spain had been claimed by Moorish invaders, and even the papacy in Rome was embroiled in petty, provincial conflicts. To many historians, it was a prime example of the ignorance and uncertainty of the Dark Ages. Yet according to historian Paul Collins, the... more...

  • Flashpoint Triesteby Christian Jennings

    University Press of New England 2017; US$ 24.99

    At the end of World War II in Europe, all the contending forces?the Allies, the Nazis, the Red Army, Italian Fascists, and Yugoslav Partisans?fought for control of the city of Trieste more...

  • The Concept of Resistance in Italyby Maria Laura Mosco; Pietro Pirani

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2017; US$ 43.99

    Reassesses the Italian Resistance movement, historically conceived, and explores the concept of Resistance within the contemporary cultural context from a multidisciplinary perspective. more...

  • Monte Cassinoby Matthew Parker

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 18.00

    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...

  • The Borgiasby Alexandre Dumas

    The Floating Press 1841; US$ 4.99 US$ 4.34

    Nobody has ever detailed history's most ruthless rulers and tyrants with as much flair and passion as French writer Alexandre Dumas. This gripping exposition of the Borgias, the Italian clan that earned notoriety as one of the world's most power-hungry and corrupt families, is a pulse-pounding read that fans of the true crime genre will find... more...