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  • Embroidered Storiesby Edvige Giunta; Joseph Sciorra

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 65.00

    For Italian immigrants and their descendants, needlework represents a marker of identity, a cultural touchstone as powerful as pasta and Neapolitan music. Out of the artifacts of their memory and imagination, Italian immigrants and their descendants used embroidering, sewing, knitting, and crocheting to help define who they were and who they have... more...

  • The Italian Economy in the 1990sby P. Doole; S. Mortali; S. Persuad; Prof H M Scobie; H.M. Scobie

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 230.00

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Long Search for a Third Wayby Dr Ilaria Favretto

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 150.00

    Ilaria Favretto presents a detailed study which traces the origins of the Third Way by comparing the European Left's contemporary neo-revisionism with past revisionist attempts. Focussing its analysis on the British Labour Party and the Italian Left, The Long Search for a Third Way provides new interpretations and insights into the histories of... more...

  • Casanovaby Ian Kelly

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 15.95

    "A sheer testament to the power of the written word." ( The New York Times ) Giacomo Casanova's energy was dazzling. He made and lost fortunes, founded state lotteries, and wrote forty-two books and 3,600 pages of memoirs recording the tastes and smells of the years before the French Revolution-as well as his affairs and sexual encounters with... more...

  • La Bella Figuraby Beppe Severgnini

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    Join the bestselling author of Ciao, America! on a lively tour of modern Italy that takes you behind the seductive face it puts on for visitors? la bella figura ?and highlights its maddening, paradoxical true self   You won?t need luggage for this hypothetical and hilarious trip into the hearts and minds of Beppe Severgnini?s fellow Italians. In... more...

  • The Undevelopment of Capitalismby Rebecca Emigh

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 33.95

    The results of a decade-long research study by the author, in The Undevelopment of Capitalism Rebecca Jean Emigh argues that the expansion of the Florentine economic market in the fifteenth century helped to undo the development of markets of other economies, especially the rural economy of Tuscany, paradoxically slowing down the economic development... more...

  • Casa Nostraby Caroline Seller Manzo

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Englishwoman Caroline Seller met Marcello Manzo at a Halloween party in London in the mid-seventies. Although she spoke little Italian and he spoke practically no English, the chemistry between them was undeniable, and it wasn?t long before Caroline was invited to visit Marcello's family in Mazara del Vallo, Sicily. A large, eccentric, and loving... more...

  • Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italyby Lidia Matticchio Bastianich; Tanya Bastianich Manuali

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 35.00

    In this inspiring new book, Lidia Bastianich awakens in us a new respect for food and for the people who produce it in the little-known parts of Italy that she explores. All of the recipes reflect the regions from which they spring, and in translating them to our home kitchens, Lidia passes on time-honored techniques and wonderful, uncomplicated recipes... more...

  • Medical Charlatanism in Early Modern Italyby David Gentilcore

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 164.99

    This is an exploration and reconstruction of the role of charlatans, itinerant medical practitioners, in Italy from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. David Gentilcore examines the goods and services charlatans provided, their marketing strategies, and dealings with the public, and shows how the authorities attempted to regulate and control their... more...

  • Spaces, Objects and Identities in Early Modern Italian Medicineby Sandra Cavallo; David Gentilcore

    Wiley 2009; US$ 34.95

    This collection, by an international team of scholars, presents exciting research currently being undertaken on early modern Italy which questions the conventional boundaries of medical history. Brings together historians of medicine and scholars of different backgrounds who are re-visiting the field from new perspectives and with the support of innovative... more...