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Italy

  • Giro d'Italiaby Colin O'Brien

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 13.31

    Born of tumult in 1909, the Giro d'Italia helped unite a nation. Since then it has reflected it too; the race's capricious and unpredictable nature matching the passions and extremes of Italy itself. A desperately hard race through a beautiful country, the Giro has bred characters and stories that dramatise the shifting culture and society of its... more...

  • Die akademische "Achse Berlin-Rom"?by Andrea Albrecht; Lutz Danneberg; Simone De Angelis

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 137.99

    Die "Achse Berlin-Rom" war mehr als ein politisch-militärisches Projekt, sie erstreckte sich auf alle Bereiche der Gesellschaft. Wissenschaft und Kunst machten keine Ausnahme. Auch hier entstanden intensive Beziehungen, deren Wurzeln bis in die 1920er Jahre zurückreichten. Zahlreiche Intellektuelle beteiligten sich an dieser akademischen "Achse" zwischen... more...

  • The Routledge History of the Renaissanceby William Caferro

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 250.00

    Drawing together the latest research in the field, The Routledge History of the Renaissance treats the Renaissance not as a static concept, but as one of ongoing change within an international framework. It takes as its unifying theme the idea of exchange and interchange through the movement of goods, ideas, disease and people, across social, religious,... more...

  • Faith and Fascismby Jorge Dagnino

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 73.24

    This is a study of the Federazione Universitaria Cattolica Italiana (FUCI) between 1925 and 1943, the organisation of Catholic Action for the university sector. The FUCI is highly significant to the study of Catholic politics and intellectual ideas, as a large proportion of the future Christian Democrats who ruled the country after World War II were... more...

  • The Italian Antimafia, New Media, and the Culture of Legalityby Robin Pickering-Iazzi

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2017; Not Available

    The Italian Antimafia, New Media, and the Culture of Legality is the first book to examine the online battles between the mafia and its growing cohort of opponents. 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$ 83.00

    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...