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Italy

  • Hidden Tuscanyby John Keahey

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    In Hidden Tuscany , acclaimed author John Keahey takes the reader into a part of Tuscany beyond the usual tourist destinations of Chianti, Florence, and Siena. The often overlooked western portion of Tuscany is rich with history, cuisine, and scenery begging to be explored, and Keahey encourages travelers to abandon itineraries and let the grooves... more...

  • A Sweet and Glorious Landby John Keahey

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    In the winter of 1897-1898, Victorian writer George Gissing made a well-chronicled journey throughout southern Italy. The result was a book, By the Ionian Sea , in which he detailed the influence of ancient Greece on the peninsula and contrasted the glory of Greece and its magnificent cities to the southern Italy of the late 1800s. The book was... more...

  • My Two Italiesby Joseph Luzzi

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 23.99

    A poignant personal account from a child of Calabrian peasants whose lifelong study of Italy unveils the mysteries of this Bel Paese , ?Beautiful Land,? where artistic genius and political corruption have gone hand in hand from the time of Michelangelo to The Sopranos The child of Italian immigrants and an award-winning scholar of Italian literature,... more...

  • Italian Foreign Policyby Federico Chabod; William McCuaig

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 80.00

    Federico Chabod (1901-1960) was one of Italy's best-known historians, noted for his study of Italian history in a European context. This is the first English translation of his most important book. Although he carried out his extensive archival research for this work from 1936 until 1943, the fall of fascism and Chabod's active participation in the... more...

  • The Origins of the Platonic Academy of Florenceby Arthur M. Field

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Founded by Cosimo de' Medici in the early 1460s, the Platonic Academy shaped the literary and artistic culture of Florence in the later Renaissance and influenced science, religion, art, and literature throughout Europe in the early modern period. This major study of the Academy's beginnings presents a fresh view of the intellectual and cultural life... more...

  • Politics and Culture in Renaissance Naplesby Jerry H. Bentley

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.95

    Examining the cultural history of Renaissance Naples with an emphasis on humanism, the author also evaluates Naples in the broader context of fifteenth-century Italy and Renaissance Europe in general. He addresses several prominent themes of Renaissance history: patron- client relationships, the development of a realistic, Machiavellian approach to... more...

  • Emergence of a Bureaucracyby R. Burr Litchfield

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 53.95

    Burr Litchfield traces the development of the patrician elite of Florence from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries, the growth of a bureaucratic state in Tuscany during this period, and the changing relationship of the patricians to the state apparatus. His discussion of this largely neglected period of Italian history shows that the elite... more...

  • In Search of Florentine Civic Humanismby Hans Baron

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    Hans Baron's Crisis of the Early Italian Renaissance is widely considered one of the most important works in Italian Renaissance studies. Princeton University Press published this seminal book in 1955. Now the Press makes available a two-volume collection of eighteen of Professor Baron's essays, most of them thoroughly revised, unpublished, or presented... more...

  • History of the Italian Agricultural Landscapeby Emilio Sereni; R. Burr Litchfield

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 54.00

    Emilio Sereni's classic work is now available in an English language edition. History of the Italian Agricultural Landscape is a synthesis of the agricultural history of Italy in its economic, social, and ecological context, from antiquity to the mid-twentieth century. From his perspective in the Italian tradition of cultural Marxism, Sereni guides... more...

  • Ideological Profile of Twentieth-Century Italyby Norberto Bobbio; Lydia G. Cochrane

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Anyone interested in the entire sweep of political thought over the last hundred years will find in Norberto Bobbio's Ideological Profile of Twentieth-Century Italy a masterful, thought-provoking guide. Home to the largest communist party in a democratic society, Italy has been a unique place politically, one where Christian democrats, liberals,... more...