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Italy

  • Worldly Consumersby Genevieve Carlton

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    Though the practical value of maps during the sixteenth century is well documented, their personal and cultural importance has been relatively underexamined. In Worldly Consumers , Genevieve Carlton explores the growing availability of maps to private consumers during the Italian Renaissance and shows how map acquisition and display became central... more...

  • Traces of Timeby Lucio Mariani; Anthony Molino

    Open Letter 2015; US$ 9.99

    Encompassing Mariani's career, Traces of Time examines the poet's relationship to history and how poetry can exist outside of it. more...

  • The Garments of Court and Palaceby Philip Bobbitt

    Atlantic Books 2015; Not Available

    A New York Times -bestselling author presents a provocative new interpretation of The Prince The Prince , a political treatise by the Florentine public servant and political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli, is widely regarded as the most important exploration of politics?and in particular the politics of power?ever written. In Garments of Court... more...

  • Agents of Witchcraft in Early Modern Italy and Denmarkby Louise Nyholm Kallestrup

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This book offers a comparison of lay and inquisitorial witchcraft prosecutions. In most of the early modern period, witchcraft jurisdiction in Italy rested with the Roman Inquisition, whereas in Denmark only the secular courts raised trials. Kallestrup explores the narratives of witchcraft as they were laid forward by people involved in the trials.... more...

  • The Flowering of the Renaissance (Text Only)by Vincent Cronin

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    Now available as an ebook. more...

  • The Flowering of the Renaissance (Text Only)by Vincent Cronin

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

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  • Dynastische Politik und Legitimationsstrategien der della Rovereby Sebastian Becker

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    After the demise of the House of Montefeltro in 1508, rule shifted to the House of della Rovere, situated in the small but culturally important and geostrategically well-positioned Duchy of Urbino. This study sheds new light on the hypothesis about the cultural-political rise and fall of the Urbinos in the 16th century. more...

  • Fault Linesby Giacomo Parrinello

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 120.00

    Earth's fractured geology is visible in its fault lines. It is along these lines that earthquakes occur, sometimes with disastrous effects. These disturbances can significantly influence urban development, as seen in the aftermath of two earthquakes in Messina, Italy, in 1908 and in the Belice Valley, Sicily, in 1968. Following the history of these... more...

  • Sicilyby John Julius Norwich

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    'Sicily is the key to everything' Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The author of the classic book on Venice turns his sights to Sicily in this beautiful book full of maps and colour photographs. 'I discovered Sicily almost by mistake . . . We drove as far as Naples, then put the car on the night ferry to Palermo. There was a degree of excitement... more...

  • Sicilyby John Julius Norwich

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 33.20

    'Sicily is the key to everything' Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The author of the classic book on Venice turns his sights to Sicily in this beautiful book full of maps and colour photographs. 'I discovered Sicily almost by mistake . . . We drove as far as Naples, then put the car on the night ferry to Palermo. There was a degree of excitement... more...