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  • Italy?s Encounters with Modern Chinaby Maurizio Marinelli; Giovanni Andornino

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • Hidden Tuscanyby John Keahey

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    In Hidden Tuscany , acclaimed author John Keahey takes the reader into a part of Tuscany beyond the usual tourist destinations of Chianti, Florence, and Siena. The often overlooked western portion of Tuscany is rich with history, cuisine, and scenery begging to be explored, and Keahey encourages travelers to abandon itineraries and let the grooves... 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...

  • The Etruscans: A Very Short Introductionby Christopher Smith

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    The Etruscans (c. 900 - 400 BC) were a highly sophisticated and wealthy elite. Christopher Smith explores their archaeological record and the myths that remain about their existence. Placing the Etruscans within the context of the historical period and geographical location, he looks at how they have been perceived and received throughout history. 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...

  • Italian Foreign Policyby Federico Chabod; William McCuaig

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 89.00 US$ 71.20

    Federico Chabod (1901-1960) was one of Italy's best-known historians, noted for his study of Italian history in a European context. This is the first English translation of his most important book. Although he carried out his extensive archival research for this work from 1936 until 1943, the fall of fascism and Chabod's active participation in the... more...

  • Mussoliniby Taylor and Francis

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Dynastische Politik und Legitimationsstrategien der della Rovereby Sebastian Becker

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 123.50

    Nach dem Aussterben der da Montefeltro 1508 ging die Herrschaft über das kleine, aber kulturell bedeutende und in geostrategisch sensibler Position liegende Herzogtum Urbino an das Haus della Rovere über. Die Arbeit zeigt, welche Möglichkeiten einer kleinen Dynastie offenstanden, um ihre Ziele zu verfolgen sowie ihre Herrschaft zu legitimieren,... more...