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  • Naples in the Eighteenth Centuryby Girolamo Imbruglia

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 43.00

    Essays on the political and cultural importance of Naples in the eighteenth century. more...

  • The Last Judgmentby James A. Connor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 15.99

    Painted on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel, 28 years after Michelangelo completed the glorious and hopeful ceiling, The Last Judgment is full of stark images depicting the End of Days. James Connor uses the famous fresco as the lens by which to view the end of the Renaissance, arguing that Michelangelo's imagery and composition reflect the... more...

  • Pompeii Awakenedby Judith Harris

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 42.00

    On that fateful day in AD 79 the city of Pompeii was lost, and in time its location, its inhabitants and even its name were buried and forgotten. Not until 1755 did it emerge from its layer of volcanic rock, and the impact of that discovery was immediate and far-reaching. The evocative story of Pompeii's awakening lies not just in its uniquely preserved... more...

  • Isabella de'Mediciby Caroline P. Murphy

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    The magnificent, alluring and ultimately tragic life of Isabella, the most brilliant woman of the Medici. more...

  • The Cronaca di Partenopeby Samantha Kelly

    BRILL 2011; US$ 182.00

    This volume offers the first critical edition of and thorough introduction to one of medieval Naples? most notable expressions of local memory and identity and a foundational text in the subsequent development of Neapolitan historiography. more...

  • Between Scylla and Charybdisby Shlomo Simonsohn

    BRILL 2011; US$ 292.00

    The history of the Jews in Sicily covers a period of over a thousand years, from Antiquity to the Expulsion, based on some 40,000 archival records, most of them hitherto unpublished. It illustrates the political, legal, economic, social and religious vicissitudes of the Jewish minority and its relations with the surrounding majority of Romans, Moslems... more...

  • Romeby Robert Hughes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95

    From Robert Hughes, one of the greatest art and cultural critics of our time, comes a sprawling, comprehensive, and deeply personal history of Rome?as city, as empire, and, crucially, as an origin of Western art and civilization, two subjects about which Hughes has spent his life writing and thinking. Starting on a personal note, Hughes takes us to... more...

  • Florenceby Christopher Hibbert

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available

    This book is as captivating as the city itself. Hibbert's gift is weaving political, social and art history into an elegantly readable and marvellously lively whole. The author's book on Florence will also be at once a history and a guide book and will be enhanced by splendid photographs and illustrations and line drawings which will describe all teh... more...

  • Berniniby Franco Mormando

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 18.00

    Sculptor, architect, painter, playwright, and scenographer, Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680) was the last of the great universal artistic geniuses of early modern Italy, placed by both contemporaries and posterity in the same exalted company as Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo. And his artistic vision remains palpably present today,... more...

  • Sport Italiaby Simon Martin

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 35.00

    The Italian love affair with sport is passionate, voracious, all-consuming. It provides a backdrop and a narrative to almost every aspect of daily life in Italy and the distinctively pink-coloured newspaper 'La Gazzetta dello Sport' is devoured by over three million hungry readers every day. _x000D_ _x000D_ Narrating the history of modern Italy through... more...