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  • Lidia's Italyby Lidia Matticchio Bastianich; Tanya Bastianich Manuali

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 37.50

    In this exciting new book the incomparable Lidia takes us on a gastronomic journey?from Piemonte to Puglia?exploring ten different regions that have informed her cooking and helped to make her the fabulous cook that she is today. In addition, her daughter Tanya, an art historian, guides us to some of the nearby cultural treasures that enrich the pursuit... more...

  • The Medieval Super-Companiesby Edwin S. Hunt

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 36.00

    A detailed 1994 description and history of one of the most famous companies of the early fourteenth century, the Peruzzi Company. more...

  • The Last Judgmentby James A. Connor

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 20.99

    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...

  • The Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Romeby E M Berens; Joe Larkins

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 10.49

    This excellent eBook gives the reader a knowledge of a huge number of myths and legends of the classicial civilisation era. Including sections on Greek and Roman Gods, Minor Deities, Heroes and the practices of the time, it also includes a large number of illustrations. This version has been specially formatted for today's e-readers, and is a fantastic... 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of over a thousand years, from Antiquity to the Expulsion, based on some 40,000 archival records, most of them hitherto unpublished.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...

  • 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, through the... more...

  • Florenceby Christopher Hibbert

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 31.98

    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...

  • Sport Italiaby Simon Martin

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    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. Narrating the history of modern Italy through its national... more...