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  • 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$ 6.79

    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...

  • 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...

  • Primo Levi's Resistanceby Sergio Luzzatto; Frederika Randall

    Henry Holt and Co. 2016; US$ 14.00

    A daring investigation of Primo Levi's brief career as a fighter with the Italian Resistance, and the grim secret that haunted his life No other Auschwitz survivor has been as literarily powerful and historically influential as Primo Levi. Yet Levi was not only a victim or a witness. In the fall of 1943, at the very start of the Italian Resistance,... 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...

  • The Flowering of the Renaissance (Text Only)by Vincent Cronin

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; US$ 13.18

    Now available as an ebook. more...