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  • Be Like the Foxby Erica Benner

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 28.19

    One needs to be a fox to recognize snares, and a lion to frighten the wolves Niccolò Machiavelli lived in a fiercely competitive world, one where brute wealth, brazen liars and ruthless self-promoters seemed to carry off all the prizes; where the wealthy elite grew richer at the expense of their fellow citizens. In times like these, many looked... 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$ 81.12

    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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 85.90

    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...

  • Lake Trasimene 217 BCby Nic Fields; Donato Spedaliere

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 14.99

    Following Hannibal's crushing victory at the battle of the Trebbia, the reeling Roman Republic sent a new army under the over-confident consul Caius Flaminius to destroy the Carthaginian invaders ? unbeknownst to him they were ready and waiting. The destruction of the Roman force at Lake Trasimene firmly established Hannibal as one of the Ancient World's... more...

  • Alessandro Torloniaby Daniela Felisini

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 106.14

    This book provides a vivid biography of a towering Italian banker, pioneer and entrepreneur. It weaves the entrepreneurial ventures of Alessandro Torlonia (1800-1886) through the narratives of business and politics in the Nineteenth century, the growth of European financial markets and the decline of Papal power during the Italian Risorgimento.... more...

  • Measuring Wellbeingby Giovanni Vecchi

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 97.99

    The book recounts the evolution of the wellbeing of the Italians -- from rags to riches -- over the last hundred and fifty years. Giovanni Vecchi blends economic ideas with newly-constructed historical statistics on a footing which accounts for the historical context. more...