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  • 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...

  • History of the Italian Agricultural Landscapeby Emilio Sereni; R. Burr Litchfield

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 54.00

    Emilio Sereni's classic work is now available in an English language edition. History of the Italian Agricultural Landscape is a synthesis of the agricultural history of Italy in its economic, social, and ecological context, from antiquity to the mid-twentieth century. From his perspective in the Italian tradition of cultural Marxism, Sereni guides... 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...

  • Ideological Profile of Twentieth-Century Italyby Norberto Bobbio; Lydia G. Cochrane

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Anyone interested in the entire sweep of political thought over the last hundred years will find in Norberto Bobbio's Ideological Profile of Twentieth-Century Italy a masterful, thought-provoking guide. Home to the largest communist party in a democratic society, Italy has been a unique place politically, one where Christian democrats, liberals,... more...

  • Italian Anarchism, 1864-1892by Nunzio Pernicone

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.50

    Historians have frequently portrayed Italian anarchism as a marginal social movement that was doomed to succumb to its own ideological contradictions once Italian society modernized. Challenging such conventional interpretations, Nunzio Pernicone provides a sympathetic but critical treatment of Italian anarchism that traces the movement's rise, transformation,... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Italian Risorgimentoby Martin Clark

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    The Unification of Italy in the nineteenth century was the unlikely result of a lengthy and complex process of Italian ‘revival' (‘ Risorgimento' ). Few Italians supported Unification and the new rulers of Italy were unable to resolve their disputes with the Catholic Church, the local power-holders in the South and the peasantry. In this fascinating... more...

  • The Red Brigades and the Discourse of Violenceby Marco Briziarelli

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book explores the communicative practices of the Italian radical group Red Brigades (Brigate Rosse, or BR), the relationship the group established with the Italian press, and the specific social historical context in which the BR developed both its own self-understanding and its complex dialectical connection with the society at large. The BR?s... 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...