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  • Roman Guardsman 62 BC-AD 324by Ross Cowan

    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...

  • Gell, hinter den Bergen ist Deutschlandby Gottfried Solderer

    Edition Raetia 2013; US$ 6.34

    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...

  • The Secrets of Romeby Corrado Augias; A. Lawrence Jenkens

    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...

  • Alesia 52 BCby Nic Fields; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    Caesar's Legions laid siege to Vercingetorix's Gallic army in one of the most tactically amazing battles of all time. Outnumbered 6:1, the Romans built siege lines facing inward and outward and prevented the Gauls from breaking the siege. The campaign leading to the battle revealed ingenuity on both sides, though in the end Caesar established his fame... more...

  • 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...

  • Mussoliniby M. Clark

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    Benito Mussolini was a brilliant Socialist journalist who in 1914 declared war, put himself at the head if the anti-Socialist movement in Italy, manoeuvred himself into power by 1933 and ruled the country until overthrown in 1943. He was a dynamic but insecure personality, who appeared dictatorial but always had to share power with the military and... more...

  • Blood Brotherhoodsby John Dickie

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 35.00

    MAFIA. CAMORRA. ?NDRANGHETA. The Sicilian mafia, known as Cosa Nostra, is far from being Italy?s only dangerous criminal fraternity. The country hosts two other major mafias: the camorra from Naples; and, from the poor and isolated region of Calabria, the mysterious ?ndrangheta, which has now risen to become the most powerful mob group active today.... more...

  • First Wordsby Rosetta Loy

    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...

  • Südtirolby Melani Barlai; Christina Griessler; Richard Lein

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 39.57

    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...

  • The Stones of Florenceby Mary McCarthy

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    The perfect companion piece to Mary McCarthy?s  Venice Observed , this captivating book takes readers on a timeless journey to Florence, past and present Mary McCarthy?s classic celebrates the Italian city often looked upon as the provincial sister to the better-dressed, more ?feminine? Venice. To McCarthy, Florence, or  Firenze , is a place... more...