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Italy

  • Italian Women at Warby Susan Amatangelo; Stefania Benini; Norma Bouchard; Benedetta Gennaro; Lucia Re; Fiona M. Stewart; Giovanna Summerfield; Daria Valentini

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2016; US$ 74.99

    Italian Women at War explores Italian women?s participation in war and conflict throughout Italy?s modern history, beginning with the Unification and ending with the twentieth century. The essays in this volume, which focus on both historical and fictional figures, help to further the discussion on women?s participation in violence, warfare (both... more...

  • Milvian Bridge AD 312by Ross Cowan; Seán Ó?Brógáin

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    In AD 312, the Roman world was divided between four emperors. The most ambitious was Constantine, who sought to eliminate his rivals and reunite the Empire. His first target was Maxentius, who held Rome, the symbolic heart of the Empire. Inspired by a dream sent by the Christian God, at the Milvian Bridge region just north of Rome, he routed Maxentius'... more...

  • 'Ndranghetaby Anne Sergi; Anita Lavorgna

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    This book presents an historical and sociological account of the Italian mafia-type organisation known as the ?ndrangheta. It draws together diverse perspectives on the various ?ndrangheta clans and their behavioural models, focusing specifically on their organisational skills, their bonds with Calabrian society and Calabrian communities around the... more...

  • Roman Army Units in the Western Provinces (1)by Raffaele D?Amato; Raffaele Ruggeri

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    At its height the Roman Empire stretched across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, maintained by an army of modest size but great diversity. In popular culture these soldiers are often portrayed in a generic fashion, but continuing research indicates significant variations in Roman armour and equipment not only between different legions and... more...

  • City of the Soulby John A. Pinto; Colin B. Bailey

    University Press of New England 2016; US$ 44.99

    Romantic Rome?the Eternal City in word and image, from Goethe and Byron to James, from etching and watercolor to photograph more...

  • Der Staat als Zuhälterby Malte König

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 168.00

    Until the 20 th century there were brothels throughout Europe where prostitution was controlled by the state. The study examines factors in the German, French, and Italian parliaments that gave impetus to the abolition of this system. Besides hygienic, moral, and human rights concerns, the discussion also involved questions of security and foreign... more...

  • Women, dowries and agencyby Dana Wessell Lightfoot

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 105.00 US$ 90.30

    Examines labouring-status women in late medieval Valencia as they negotiated the fundamentally defining experience of their lives: marriage more...

  • Habitual Offendersby Craig A. Monson

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 40.00

    In April 1644, two nuns fled Bologna?s convent for reformed prostitutes. A perfunctory archiepiscopal investigation went nowhere, and the nuns were quickly forgotten. By June of the next year, however, an overwhelming stench drew a woman to the wine cellar of her Bolognese townhouse, reopened after a two-year absence?where to her horror she discovered... more...

  • The Eruption of Vesuviusby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    In the year 79, Pompeii was a lively resort town located on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Little did its residents know, the city was about to be struck by a natural disaster that would erase the city from the map forever. Remembered as one of the most terrible disaster of all time, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius took the lives of many residents... more...

  • The Black Prince of Florenceby Catherine Fletcher

    Random House 2016; US$ 28.19

    'Nothing in sixteenth-century history is more astonishing than the career of Alessandro de' Medici' Hilary Mantel In The Black Prince of Florence, a dramatic tale of assassination, spies and betrayal, the first retelling of Alessandro's life in two-hundred years opens a window onto the opulent, cut-throat world of Renaissance Italy. ?Astonishing... more...