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  • A Sweet and Glorious Landby John Keahey

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    In the winter of 1897-1898, Victorian writer George Gissing made a well-chronicled journey throughout southern Italy. The result was a book, By the Ionian Sea , in which he detailed the influence of ancient Greece on the peninsula and contrasted the glory of Greece and its magnificent cities to the southern Italy of the late 1800s. The book was published... more...

  • Südtirolby Melani Barlai; Christina Griessler; Richard Lein

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 41.26

    Die Bombenattentate des Jahres 1967, die nicht zuletzt die österreichisch-italienischen Beziehungen massiv beeinträchtigten, gelten bis heute als Höhepunkt des Südtirolkonflikts. Die 45. Wiederkehr der Ereignisse wurde von der Andrássy Universität Budapest zum Anlass genommen, Geschichte und Gegenwart der autonomen Region mit internationalen ExpertInnen... 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...

  • Amalia's Taleby David I. Kertzer

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.99

    This quintessential David-and-Goliath saga tells the story of a wholly unexpected triumph of the poor against the rich and of a crusading city attorney who fought on behalf of an impoverished peasant. The unforgettable story of a landmark struggle for basic human rights, Amalia?s Tale is the moving drama of a rural woman whose life was ruined and... more...

  • Berniniby Franco Mormando

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 18.00

    Sculptor, architect, painter, playwright, and scenographer, Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598?1680) was the last of the great universal artistic geniuses of early modern Italy, placed by both contemporaries and posterity in the same exalted company as Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo. And his artistic vision remains palpably present today, through the... more...

  • Between Scylla and Charybdisby Shlomo Simonsohn

    BRILL 2011; US$ 292.00

    The history of the Jews in Sicily covers a period of over a thousand years, from Antiquity to the Expulsion, based on some 40,000 archival records, most of them hitherto unpublished. It illustrates the political, legal, economic, social and religious vicissitudes of the Jewish minority and its relations with the surrounding majority of Romans, Moslems... more...

  • Bitter Victoryby Carlo D'Este

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    Bitter Victory illuminates a chapter of World War II that has lacked a balanced, full-scale treatment until now. In recounting the second-largest amphibious operation in military history, Carlo D'Este for the first time reveals the conflicts in planning and the behind-the-scenes quarrels between top Allied commanders. The book explodes the myth... more...

  • The Borgias and Their Enemiesby Christopher Hibbert; Mary Hollingsworth

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 15.95

    The first major biography of the Borgias in thirty years, Christopher Hibbert's latest history brings the family and the world they lived in?the glittering Rome of the Italian Renaissance?to life. The name Borgia is synonymous with the corruption, nepotism, and greed that were rife in Renaissance Italy. The powerful, voracious Rodrigo Borgia, better... more...

  • Carabinieri Command for the Protection of Cultural Propertyby Laurie Rush; Luisa Benedettini Millington

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 35.99

    Renowned for their rigorous investigative approach, the dedicated officers of the Carabinieri Command for the Protection of Cultural Property (Carabinieri TPC) have recovered thousands of objects andbuilt legal cases resulting in high profile repatriations of cultural property. Their actions have effectively changed an art market that previously depended... more...

  • Casa Nostraby Caroline Seller Manzo

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Englishwoman Caroline Seller met Marcello Manzo at a Halloween party in London in the mid-seventies. Although she spoke little Italian and he spoke practically no English, the chemistry between them was undeniable, and it wasn?t long before Caroline was invited to visit Marcello's family in Mazara del Vallo, Sicily. A large, eccentric, and loving... more...