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  • Modern Italy: A Very Short Introductionby Anna Cento Bull

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    This Very Short Introduction considers the history of Italy from the Risorgimento (the movement leading to Italian Unification in 1861) to the present. It also discusses Italy's political system and style of government; economic modernisation; emigration, internal migration and immigration; and the modern Italian culture and lifestyle. more...

  • Dolce Vita Confidentialby Shawn Levy

    Orion 2016; US$ 24.99

    From the ashes of the Second World War, Rome was reborn as the epicentre of film, fashion, creative energy, tabloid media and bold-faced libertinism that made 'Italian' a global synonym for taste, style and flair. A confluence of cultural contributions created a bright, burning moment in history: it was the heyday of fashion icons such as Pucci,... more...

  • Italy and Its Eastern Border, 1866-2016by Marina Cattaruzza

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This is the first scholarly work in Modern European History which elucidates consistently how border issues affect the history of nations and states in the 19th and 20th centuries. The book rethinks the Italian history of the last 150 years from the perspective of its eastern periphery and of the profound impact that events on the border had on the... more...

  • Italian Futurism and the First World Warby Selena Daly

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; Not Available

    Selena Daly?s work is the first comprehensive study of Futurism during the First World War period. In this book, she examines the cultural, political, and military engagement of the Futurists with the war effort, both on the battlefields and on the home front. more...

  • Italy and the Cultural Politics of World War Iby Graziella Parati; Diego Lazzarich; Cinzia Blum; Allison Scardino Belzer; Giorgio Bertellini; Michael Syrimis; Antonio Gibelli; Loretta De Franceschi; Steven E. Rowe

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2016; US$ 74.99

    In Italy and the Cultural Politics of World War I , well-known scholars of history, political science, film, literature, and cultural studies explore the impact that the Great War had on twentieth-century culture and the enduring legacy of the cultural products that it engendered. more...

  • Garibaldiby Charles de Saint-Cyr; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Dans une petite maison basse, simple, modeste, charmante, pittoresquement située sur le rivage niçois et dont la blanche façade tout ensoleillée regardait gaîment les flots d'azur, naquit, le 4 juillet 1807, un enfant qu'on appela Giuseppe. Son père, Domenico Garibaldi, honnête capitaine au cabotage, descendait d'une vieille famille ligure... more...

  • The Life of Flavius Josephusby Flavius Josephus

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 1.99

    The family from which I am derived is not an ignoble one, but hath descended all along from the priests; and as nobility among several people is of a different origin, so with us to be of the sacerdotal dignity, is an indication of the splendor of a family. Now, I am not only sprung from a sacerdotal family in general, but from the first of the twenty-four... more...

  • 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$ 15.99

    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$ 46.80

    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...