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Italy

  • Bolt Action: Armies of France and the Alliesby Warlord Games

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    World War II was truly a 'world' war, and many nations joined the fight against Germany and the Axis. This latest supplement for Bolt Action covers the armies of France, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Norway, Holland and Belgium that stood against the German Blitzkrieg, as well as the resistance forces that sprung up in the aftermath of occupation,... more...

  • Zeugnisse der Gefangenschaftby Gabriele Hammermann

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 56.00

    More than 600,000 Italians were held captive by the Nazi regime between 1943 and 1945 and sentenced to forced labor. Testimonies of Captivity gives the Italian military internees a chance to tell their own stories. Their fate in Germany and Italy after 1945 has been long neglected despite the unusual nature of their experiences with the National Socialist... more...

  • The Body of Il Duceby Sergio Luzzatto; Frederika Randall

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    A brilliant young historian follows the odyssey of Mussolini's body in an original exploration of the history and legacy of Italian Fascism Bullet-ridden, spat on, butchered bloody: this was the fate of Il Duce, strung up beside his dead mistress in a Milan square, as reviled in death as he was adored in life. With Italy's defeat in World War... more...

  • Savoia-Marchetti S.79 Sparviero Torpedo-Bomber Unitsby Marco Mattioli; Richard Caruana

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    Italy's Sparviero (Sparrowhawk) saw combat with the Regia Aeronautica in France, Yugoslavia, Greece, North Africa, East Africa and in the Mediterranean versus the Royal Navy. Italy's most successful wartime bomber, the S.79 was also the most produced, with around 1370 built between 1936 and early 1944. Initially developed by Savoia-Marchetti as a transport... more...

  • Religion and Politics in the Risorgimentoby Danilo Raponi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This book examines Anglo-Italian political and cultural relations and analyses the importance of religion in the British 'Orientalist' perception of Italy. It puts religion at the centre of a harsh political and cultural war, one that was fought on international, diplomatic, and domestic levels. more...

  • The Fallby Diogo Mainardi; Margaret Jull Costa

    Other Press 2014; US$ 20.00

    THE FALL is a memoir like no other. Its 424 short passages match the number of steps taken by Diogo Mainardi's son Tito as he walks, with great difficulty, alongside his father through the streets of Venice, the city where a medical mishap during Tito's birth left him with Cerebral Palsy. As they make their way toward the hospital where both their... more...

  • The Novelist and the Archivistby Claudio Povolo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    In the 19th century, Alessandro Manzoni dedicated himself to writing the novel I promessi sposi that encouraged the Italian Risorgimento. This book traces how the renowned novelist was inspired by an event that occurred at the beginning of the 17th century, which he came to know about thanks to the secret collaboration of a Venetian archivist. more...

  • Die Stunde der Patinnenby Mathilde Schwabendeder-Hain

    Verlagsgruppe Styria 2014; US$ 22.70

    Modernität und Emanzipation machen auch vor dem organisierten Verbrechen nicht Halt. Als ihre Brüder verhaftet werden, übernimmt Giusy Vitale das Kommando im sizilianischen Familienclan. Sie wird Herrin über Leben und Tod und als erste Frau wegen Vergehens gegen den Mafiaparagrafen von der Staatsanwaltschaft Palermo angeklagt. Nunzia Graviano führt... more...

  • Gender and Society in Renaissance Italyby Judith C. Brown; Robert C. Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This major new collection of essays by leading scholars of Renaissance Italy transforms many of our existing notions about Renaissance politics, economy, social life, religion, medicine, and art. All the essays are founded on original archival research and examine questions within a wide chronological and geographical framework - in fact the pan-Italian... more...

  • Twentieth Century Italyby Jonathan Dunnage

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    Following a historically chronological approach, and with a clear focus on the marked regional diversity characterising Italy, this volume analyses the impact of social, economic, cultural and political transformation on the lives of Italians. It assesses their living standards, their health and education, their working conditions and their leisure... more...