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  • Food and Foodways in Italy from 1861 to the Presentby Emanuela Scarpellini

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Despite being a universal experience, eating occures with remarkable variety across time and place: not only do we not eat the same things, but the related technologies, rituals, and even the timing are in constant flux. This lively and innovative history paints a fresco of the Italian nation by looking at its storied relationship to food. more...

  • Confronting Americaby Alessandro Brogi

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    Throughout the Cold War, the United States encountered unexpected challenges from Italy and France, two countries with the strongest, and determinedly most anti-American, Communist Parties in Western Europe. Based primarily on new evidence from communist archives in France and Italy, as well as research archives in the United States, Alessandro Brogi's... more...

  • Garibaldiby Ron Field; Peter Dennis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    This book looks closely at the life, military experiences and key battlefield exploits of Giuseppe Garibaldi. Born on 4 July 1807 in the city of Nice, the turning point in his life occurred in April 1833 when he met Giovanni Battista Cuneo, a member of the secret movement known as 'Young Italy'. Joining this society, Garibaldi took an oath dedicating... more...

  • The Boundaries of Erosby Guido Ruggiero

    Oxford University Press 1985; US$ 54.99

    Using the records of several Venetian courts that dealt with sex crimes, the author traces the evolution of both licit and illicit sexuality during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. By studying illicit sexuality, Professor Ruggiero anllows the reader to understand more fully the institutions, languages, social life, and values not only of this... more...

  • A Guide to Romeby P. S. Quick

    Andrews UK 2016; US$ 4.49

    This fantastic book gives readers an opportunity to visit and enjoy not only the major attractions that a guided tour usually includes, but also many other interesting sights that are not as commonly featured. By providing five different walking routes and detailed information about each attraction passed, the book allows the reader to choose how much... more...

  • Sicilyby John Julius Norwich

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 13.99

    'Sicily is the key to everything' Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The author of the classic book on Venice turns his sights to Sicily in this beautiful book full of maps and colour photographs. 'I discovered Sicily almost by mistake . . .We drove as far as Naples, then put the car on the night ferry to Palermo. There was a degree of excitement in the... more...

  • Mafia Brotherhoodsby John Dickie

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 11.99

    BLOOD BROTHERHOODS is the enthralling new history of Italian organised crime by the author of the international bestseller COSA NOSTRA. Mafia. Camorra. 'Ndrangheta. The Sicilian mafia, or Cosa Nostra, is far from being Italy's only dangerous criminal fraternity. The south of the country hosts two other major mafias: the camorra, from Naples and its... 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...

  • Modern Italy, 1871 to the Presentby Martin Clark

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    This classic textbook covers the social, economic and political history of Italy from unification in 1870 to the present time. This new edition brings students right up to date, with increased coverage of the the 1980's and 90's and a new section on the turbulent reign of Silvio Berlusconi. Other changes include updating the coverage of Liberal Italy... 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...