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- Hodder Education 2006; Not Available
The Third Edition of this popular title has been updated to reflect the needs of the current A Level specifications. The title examines reasons why progress towards unification was so slow at first and why after 1850 it became so speedy. In doing so, it gives due attention to the roles played by Cavour, Mazzini, Garibaldi, Pope Pius IX, Napoleon III,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 80.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00
After the demise of the House of Montefeltro in 1508, rule shifted to the House of della Rovere, situated in the small but culturally important and geostrategically well-positioned Duchy of Urbino. This study sheds new light on the hypothesis about the cultural-political rise and fall of the Urbinos in the 16th century. more...
- 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...
- 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...