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  • A Brief History of Veniceby Elizabeth Horodowich

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 10.99

    In this colourful new history of Venice, Elizabeth Horodowich, one of the leading experts on Venice, tells the story of the place from its ancient origins, and its early days as a multicultural trading city where Christians, Jews and Muslims lived together at the crossroads between East and West. She explores the often overlooked role of Venice, alongside... 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...

  • The Popes and the Church of Rome in Late Antiquityby John Moorhead

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    In the past few decades there has been an explosion of interest in the period of late antiquity. Rather than being viewed within a paradigm of the fall of the Roman Empire, these centuries have come to be seen as a time of immense creativity and significance in western history. Popes and the Church of Rome in Late Antiquity places the history of... more...

  • German Airborne Divisions: Mediterranean Theatre 1942-45by Bruce Quarrie

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    Following the battle for Crete in May 1941, Hitler refused to undertake any further large-scale airborne operations due to the high casualty rate. The Fallschirmjöger subsequently took up a new role as elite 'line' infantry, and they served in the Mediterranean from 1942 to 1945, taking part in the conflict in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. Their... more...

  • Garibaldiby Ron Field

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 9.95

    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...

  • A Grammar of Cinepoiesisby Silvia Carlorosi

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    A unique contribution to the fields of film studies and critical and cinematic theory, A Grammar of Cinepoiesis explores the theoretical and practical modes of a cinema of poetry and examines how it breaks the convention of narrative in cinema. Carlorosi demonstrates how cinema of poetry is able to open a dialogue between author, text, and viewers,... more...

  • Embroidered Storiesby Edvige Giunta; Joseph Sciorra

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 65.00

    A thorough exploration of the influence of a traditional skill of the Italian diaspora more...

  • 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$ 12.99

    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...