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Italy

  • Meet Me in Veniceby Suzanne Ma

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 25.99

    This compelling book explores the flood of Chinese immigrants to the West through the extraordinary story of Ye Pei, a determined teenager who set off to Venice to reunite with her mother, who had left years earlier. In a remarkable feat of immersion journalism, Suzanne Ma takes readers deep into a misunderstood subculture, illuminating the humanity... more...

  • Sleepwalking into a New World: The Emergence of Italian City Communes in the Twelfth Centuryby Chris Wickham

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Amid the disintegration of the Kingdom of Italy in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, a new form of collective government?the commune?arose in the cities of northern and central Italy. Sleepwalking into a New World takes a bold new look at how these autonomous city-states came about, and fundamentally alters our understanding of one of the most... more...

  • This Has Happenedby Piera Sonnino; Ann Goldstein; David Denby; Mary Doria Russell

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    In the vein of Primo Levi's bestseller Survival in Auschwitz comes this rare and stark testimonial of an Italian woman who survived the Nazi concentration camps. more...

  • Cooking and Eating in Renaissance Italyby Katherine A. McIver

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99

    Renaissance Italy?s art, literature, and culture continue to fascinate. The domestic life has been examined more in recent years, and this book reveals the preparation, eating, and the sociability of dining in Renaissance Italy. more...

  • Spanish-Italian Relations and the Influence of the Major Powers, 1943-1957by Pablo Del Hierro Lecea

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Spanish-Italian Relations and the Influence of the Major Powers examines complex relations between Spain and Italy, beginning in 1943 and continuing until 1957, contending that the relationship cannot be examined in isolation and must be understood in its broader context. more...

  • The Popes and the Church of Rome in Late Antiquityby John Moorhead

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    In the past few decades there has been an explosion of interest in the period of late antiquity. Rather than being viewed within a paradigm of the fall of the Roman Empire, these centuries have come to be seen as a time of immense creativity and significance in western history. Popes and the Church of Rome in Late Antiquity places the history of... more...

  • A Lady?s Manby Roberto Bizzocchi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Three people in a marriage: a woman and two men. This was the eighteenth-century Italian aristocratic model of marriage, characterized by the presence of the cicisbeo, the escort of another man's wife. Was it a brazen depravity or a complex and refined social institution, revealing aspects of Italian civilization in the Age of the Enlightenment? more...

  • A Lady?s Manby Roberto Bizzocchi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Three people in a marriage: a woman and two men. This was the eighteenth-century Italian aristocratic model of marriage, characterized by the presence of the cicisbeo, the escort of another man's wife. Was it a brazen depravity or a complex and refined social institution, revealing aspects of Italian civilization in the Age of the Enlightenment? more...

  • Bolt Action: Armies of France and the Alliesby Warlord Games

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    World War II was truly a 'world' war, and many nations joined the fight against Germany and the Axis. This latest supplement for Bolt Action covers the armies of France, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Norway, Holland and Belgium that stood against the German Blitzkrieg, as well as the resistance forces that sprung up in the aftermath of occupation,... more...

  • Zeugnisse der Gefangenschaftby Gabriele Hammermann

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 56.00

    More than 600,000 Italians were held captive by the Nazi regime between 1943 and 1945 and sentenced to forced labor. Testimonies of Captivity gives the Italian military internees a chance to tell their own stories. Their fate in Germany and Italy after 1945 has been long neglected despite the unusual nature of their experiences with... more...