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- 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...
- Oxbow Books 2008; US$ 35.00
Older than both ceramics and metallurgy, textile production is a technology which reveals much about prehistoric social and economic development. This book examines the archaeological evidence for textile production in Italy from the transition between the Bronze Age and Early Iron Ages until the Roman expansion (1000-400 BCE), and sheds light on both... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...