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Italy

  • 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...

  • Chemistry and Chemists in Florenceby Marco Fontani; Mary Virginia Orna; Mariagrazia Costa

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    This brief offers a novel vision of the city of Florence, tracing the development of chemistry via the biographies of its most illustrious chemists. It documents not only important scientific research that came from the hands of Galileo Galilei and the physicists who followed in his footsteps, but also the growth of new disciplines such as chemistry,... more...

  • Curious and Modern Inventionsby Rebecca Cypess

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 55.00

    Early seventeenth-century Italy saw a revolution in instrumental music. Large, varied, and experimental, the new instrumental repertoire was crucial for the Western tradition?but until now, the impulses that gave rise to it had yet to be fully explored. Curious and Modern Inventions offers fresh insight into the motivating forces behind this music,... more...

  • At War on the Gothic Lineby Christian Jennings

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 28.99

    Narrative history at its richest?the little-known story of the Allies' effort to break the German defenses in Northern Italy. Told through the eyes of the multinational force that fought it. more...

  • A Guide to Romeby P. S. Quick

    Andrews UK 2016; US$ 4.49

    This fantastic book gives readers an opportunity to visit and enjoy not only the major attractions that a guided tour usually includes, but also many other interesting sights that are not as commonly featured. By providing five different walking routes and detailed information about each attraction passed, the book allows the reader to choose how much... more...

  • Daily Life in Ancient Romeby Brian K. Harvey

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2016; US$ 20.50

    "One really must admire Harvey?s achievement in this sourcebook. With just 350 passages (more than half of them consisting of Latin inscriptions, from all over Rome?s empire), Harvey manages to give his readers a real sense of Roman private values and behaviors. His translations of the original texts are superb?both accurate and elegant. And he contextualizes... more...

  • Conversion to Catholicism in Early Modern Italyby Peter A. Mazur

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, conversion took on a new importance within the Catholic world, as its leaders faced the challenge of expanding the church's reach to new peoples and continents while at the same time reinforcing its authority in the Old World. Based on new archival research, this book details the extraordinary stories of... more...

  • Primo Levi's Resistanceby Sergio Luzzatto; Frederika Randall

    Henry Holt and Co. 2016; US$ 30.99

    A daring investigation of Primo Levi's brief career as a fighter with the Italian Resistance, and the grim secret that haunted his life No other Auschwitz survivor has been as literarily powerful and historically influential as Primo Levi. Yet Levi was not only a victim or a witness. In the fall of 1943, at the very start of the Italian Resistance,... more...