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  • Alesia 52 BCby Nic Fields; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    Caesar's Legions laid siege to Vercingetorix's Gallic army in one of the most tactically amazing battles of all time. Outnumbered 6:1, the Romans built siege lines facing inward and outward and prevented the Gauls from breaking the siege. The campaign leading to the battle revealed ingenuity on both sides, though in the end Caesar established his fame... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Venice Observedby Mary McCarthy

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    Mary McCarthy takes readers on a captivating journey to one of the world?s most beloved cities Mary McCarthy brings her novelist?s unerring eye to a book that blends art, politics, religion, music, and history to create a living portrait of ?the world?s loveliest city.? Like a painter capturing the city?s essence on canvas, McCarthy uses words... more...

  • Roman Legionary AD 284-337by Ross Cowan; Sean O'Brogain

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    Diocletian and Constantine were the greatest of the Late Roman emperors, and their era marks the climax of the legionary system. Under Constantine's successors the legions were reduced in size and increasingly sidelined in favour of new units of elite auxilia, but between AD 284 and 337 the legions reigned supreme. The legionaries defeated all-comers... 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...

  • The A to Z of Modern Italyby Mark Gilbert; Robert K. Nilsson

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of Modern Italy is an attempt to introduce the key personalities, events, social developments, and cultural achievements of Italy since the beginning of the 19th century, when Italy first began to emerge as something more than a geographical entity and national feeling began to grow. This is done through a chronology, a list of acronyms... more...

  • Watching Vesuviusby Sean Cocco

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 45.00

    Mount Vesuvius has been famous ever since its eruption in 79 CE, when it destroyed and buried the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. But less well-known is the role it played in the science and culture of early modern Italy, as Sean Cocco reveals in this ambitious and wide-ranging study. Humanists began to make pilgrimages to Vesuvius during... more...