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  • Driving Modernityby Massimo Moraglio

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    On March 26th, 1923, in a formal ceremony, construction of the Milan?Alpine Lakes autostrada officially began, the preliminary step toward what would become the first European motorway. That Benito Mussolini himself participated in the festivities indicates just how important the project was to Italian Fascism. Driving Modernity recounts the twisting... more...

  • Be Like the Foxby Erica Benner

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 28.19

    BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK 'A rich, vivid and endlessly surprising portrayal of the man and his times' Tracey Borman, BBC History Magazine 'Splendidly colourful ... does a wonderful job of bringing to life Florentine society - the world of the piazzas, the courts, the battlefields' Catherine Fletcher, Literary Review 'Enthralling... more...

  • Genoa's Freedomby Matteo Salonia

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 94.99

    This study examines the history of medieval and early modern Genoa. It analyzes political, economic, and intellectual developments and argues that the Genoese civic character emerged from the entanglement of its unique form of republicanism and its entrepreneurial economic culture. more...

  • Italian Cinemaby Barry Forshaw

    Oldcastle Books 2017; US$ 15.99

    From the unbridled sensuality of silent Italian films, to the neorealist classic Bitter Rice , to the astonishing imagination of Fellini and the more cerebral and fascinating movies of Antonioni, Italy has a filmic legacy unlike that of any other nation. And then there are the popular movies: the lively sword and sandal epics of the peplum era through... more...

  • The Holocaust and Compensated Compliance in Italyby Alexis Herr

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 82.29

    This study of the Fossoli di Carpi camp, from its origins to its postwar functions, exposes not only the pattern of silence that facilitated mass murder, but also the religious, national, and international political sources of that silence. Despite popular belief, Italy's wartime past is far from a single-note narration of benevolence. more...

  • A Life of Resistanceby Jomarie Alano

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; Not Available

    This biography of writer, translator, teacher, and feminist Ada Gobetti, the first in English or Italian, frames her activism in the Resistenza as a chapter in a lifetime of resistance. more...

  • The Politics of Everyday Life in Fascist Italyby Joshua Arthurs; Michael Ebner; Kate Ferris

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 87.13

    This book explores the complex ways in which people lived and worked within the confines of Benito Mussolini?s regime in Italy, variously embracing, appropriating, accommodating and avoiding the regime?s incursions into everyday life. The contributions highlight the experiences of ordinary Italians ? midwives and schoolchildren, colonists and... more...

  • Summary and Analysis of SPQR: A History of Ancient Romeby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of SPQR tells you what you need to know?before or after you read Mary Beard?s book.   Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.   This short summary and analysis of SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome... more...

  • Access to History: Great Britain and the Irish Question 1774-1923 Fourth Editionby Paul Adelman; Mike Byrne

    Hodder Education 2017; US$ 19.99

    Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series, combining in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A-level History students. This title: - Supports the content and assessment requirements of the 2015 A-level History specifications... more...

  • Castle of the Eaglesby Mark Felton

    Icon Books Ltd 2017; US$ 15.99

    High in the Tuscan hills above Florence, an elaborate medieval castle, converted to a POW camp on Mussolini?s personal orders, holds one of the most illustrious groups of prisoners in the history of warfare. The dozen or so British and Commonwealth senior officers includes three knights of the realm and two VCs. The youngest of them is 48, the oldest... more...