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  • Norman Kings of Sicily and the Rise of the Anti-Islamic Critiqueby Joshua C. Birk

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.53

    This book is an investigative study of Christian and Islamic relations in the kingdom of Sicily during the eleventh and twelfth centuries. It has three objectives. First, it establishes how and why the Norman rulers of Sicily, all of whom were Christians, incorporated Muslim soldiers, farmers, scholars, and bureaucrats into the formation of their... more...

  • Quantitative Studies of the Renaissance Florentine Economy and Societyby Richard Lindholm

    Anthem Press 2017; US$ 30.36

    The book is a collection of nine quantitative studies about Renaissance Florentine economy and society. Topics include plague outbreaks, interest rates, wealth distribution, taxes and subsidies, art history, neighbourhood segregation, competitive markets and monopoly power, women’s work and business risk. more...

  • Visitors to Veronaby Caroline Webb

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 29.00

    Even before the advent of mass tourism, Verona was a popular destination with travellers, including those undertaking the popular ?Grand Tour? across Europe. In this book, Caroline Webb compares the experiences of travellers from the era of Shakespeare to the years following the incorporation of the Veneto into the new kingdom of Italy in 1866. She... more...

  • Educational Theatre for Women in Post-World War II Italyby Daniela Cavallaro

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2016; US$ 85.98

    This book explores an important moment in Italian women?s theatre and cultural history: plays written for all-women casts between 1946 and the mid-1960s, authored for the most part by women and performed exclusively by women. Because they featured only female roles, they concentrated on aspects of specifically women?s experience, be it their spirituality,... more...

  • Italian Americans: The History and Culture of a Peopleby Eric Martone

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 100.00

    This wide-ranging work relates the entire saga of the Italian-American experience from immigration through assimilation to achievement. The book highlights the enormous contributions that Italian Americans?the fourth largest European ethnic group in the United States?have made to the professions, politics, academy, arts, and popular culture of America.... more...

  • Seventeenth-Century Opera and the Sound of the Commedia dell?Arteby Emily Wilbourne

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 55.00

    In this book, Emily Wilbourne boldly traces the roots of early opera back to the sounds of the commedia dell?arte. Along the way, she forges a new history of Italian opera, from the court pieces of the early seventeenth century to the public stages of Venice more than fifty years later. Wilbourne considers a series of case studies structured around... more...

  • Kommunikation und Konfrontationby Gregor Metzig

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 116.82

    For the first time, the book examines the emergence of the Habsburgs as a leading ruling dynasty under Maximilian I from the perspective of its most important diplomats. It analyzes their influence on European power politics, while also describing their career paths and their role as cultural communicators. This perspective from the field of communication... more...

  • Cosa Nostraby Giovanni Falcone; Marcelle Padovani

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    Le témoignage fascinant du célèbre juge de la lutte anti-mafia On meurt généralement parce qu?on est seul, ou parce qu?on est entré dans un jeu trop grand. On meurt souvent parce qu?on ne dispose pas des alliances nécessaires, ou parce qu?on est privé de soutien. En Sicile, la mafia frappe les serviteurs de l'État que l'État ne parvient pas à... more...

  • Le Dernier des jugesby Roberto Scarpinato; Anna Rizzello

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 5.99

    Les réflexions d'un pilier de la lutte anti-mafia. Roberto Scarpinato est « le dernier des juges », dernier survivant de la génération des juges Falcone et Borsellino, brutalement assassinés par la mafia en 1992. Il est l?un des procureurs du procès Andreotti, et a instruit les plus importants procès menés contre la mafia et ses liens au sein du... more...

  • Le Retour du Princeby Roberto Scarpinato; Saverio Lodato; Deborah Puccio-Den

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 16.99

    Quand dirigeants politiques et membres de la mafia trouvent un terrain d'entente... Mémoire historique de la justice anti-mafia, cette haute figure de l?État de droit n?a cessé de donner un sens politique à son travail de magistrat. Son Retour du Prince est une indispensable réflexion civique. Edwy Plenel « Le véritable pouvoir est toujours... more...