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Italy

  • Zeugnisse der Gefangenschaftby Gabriele Hammermann

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 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 the National Socialist... more...

  • The Body of Il Duceby Sergio Luzzatto; Frederika Randall

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    A brilliant young historian follows the odyssey of Mussolini's body in an original exploration of the history and legacy of Italian Fascism Bullet-ridden, spat on, butchered bloody: this was the fate of Il Duce, strung up beside his dead mistress in a Milan square, as reviled in death as he was adored in life. With Italy's defeat in World War... more...

  • Savoia-Marchetti S.79 Sparviero Torpedo-Bomber Unitsby Marco Mattioli; Richard Caruana

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    Italy's Sparviero (Sparrowhawk) saw combat with the Regia Aeronautica in France, Yugoslavia, Greece, North Africa, East Africa and in the Mediterranean versus the Royal Navy. Italy's most successful wartime bomber, the S.79 was also the most produced, with around 1370 built between 1936 and early 1944. Initially developed by Savoia-Marchetti as a transport... more...

  • The Fallby Diogo Mainardi; Margaret Jull Costa

    Other Press 2014; US$ 20.00

    THE FALL is a memoir like no other. Its 424 short passages match the number of steps taken by Diogo Mainardi's son Tito as he walks, with great difficulty, alongside his father through the streets of Venice, the city where a medical mishap during Tito's birth left him with Cerebral Palsy. As they make their way toward the hospital where both their... more...

  • The Novelist and the Archivistby Claudio Povolo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    In the 19th century, Alessandro Manzoni dedicated himself to writing the novel I promessi sposi that encouraged the Italian Risorgimento. This book traces how the renowned novelist was inspired by an event that occurred at the beginning of the 17th century, which he came to know about thanks to the secret collaboration of a Venetian archivist. more...

  • Gender and Society in Renaissance Italyby Judith C. Brown; Robert C. Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This major new collection of essays by leading scholars of Renaissance Italy transforms many of our existing notions about Renaissance politics, economy, social life, religion, medicine, and art. All the essays are founded on original archival research and examine questions within a wide chronological and geographical framework - in fact the pan-Italian... more...

  • Twentieth Century Italyby Jonathan Dunnage

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    Following a historically chronological approach, and with a clear focus on the marked regional diversity characterising Italy, this volume analyses the impact of social, economic, cultural and political transformation on the lives of Italians. It assesses their living standards, their health and education, their working conditions and their leisure... more...

  • Italian Birds of Passageby Simona Frasca

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This book reviews the period from the unification of Italy to the fascist era through significant Neapolitan performers such as Gilda Mignonette and Enrico Caruso. It traces the transformation of a popular tradition written in dialect into a popular tradition, written in Italian, that contributed to the production of "American" identity. more...

  • Thinking Italian Animalsby Deborah Amberson; Elena Past

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This bracing volume collects work on Italian writers and filmmakers that engage with nonhuman animal subjectivity. These contributions address 3 major strands of philosophical thought: perceived borders between man and animals, historical and fictional crises, and human entanglement with the nonhuman and material world. more...

  • Mussoliniby Peter Neville

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    This new edition of Peter Neville?s Mussolini traces and analyses the life of one of the most fascinating twentieth century European dictators, Benito Mussolini, while placing his life in its historic Italian context. Engaging and accessible, the Duce?s career is traced from his roots as a journalist and socialist to his capture and execution in... more...