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  • Roman Legionary AD 284-337by Ross Cowan; Sean O'Brogain

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    Diocletian and Constantine were the greatest of the Late Roman emperors, and their era marks the climax of the legionary system. Under Constantine's successors the legions were reduced in size and increasingly sidelined in favour of new units of elite auxilia, but between AD 284 and 337 the legions reigned supreme. The legionaries defeated all-comers... more...

  • Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafiaby John Dickie

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 22.99

    Prologue * Introduction * Men of Honour * The Genesis of the Mafia, 1860-1876 * The Mafia Enters the Italian System, 1876-1890 * Corruption in High Places, 1890-1904 * Socialism, Fascism, Mafia, 1893-1943 * The Mafia Establishes Itself in America, 1900-1941 * War and Rebirth, 1943-1950 * God, Concrete, Heroin, and Cosa Nostra, 1950-1963 * The "First"... more...

  • Enquiring History: Italian Unification 1815-1871by Ed Podesta; Pam Canning; John Mitchell

    Hodder Education 2015; US$ 22.38

    Think more deeply and work more independently at A level History through a carefully thought-out enquiry approach from SHP. Enquiring History: It makes you think!. The OFSTED report on school history suggests that the current generation of A Level students have been poorly served by exam-based textbooks which spoon-feed students while failing to enthuse... more...

  • Italian Sexualities Uncovered, 1789-1914by Valeria P. Babini; Chiara Beccalossi; Lucy Riall

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    1. Introduction; Valeria P. Babini, Chiara Beccalossi and Lucy Riall PART I: SEXUALITY, POLITICS AND FAMILY 2. Sexuality and Politics; Lady Morgan and the Morality of the Italians, Roberto Bizzocchi 3. The Sex Lives of Italian Patriots; Lucy Riall PART II: SEXUALITY, CLASSES AND SOCIAL GROUPS 4. Sex in Belli's Rome: Eros, Social Groups and Religion;... more...

  • Fascism and Ideologyby Salvatore Garau

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book develops a number of new conceptual tools to tackle some of the most hotly debated issues concerning the nature of fascism, using three profoundly different national contexts in the inter-war years as case studies: Italy, Britain and Norway. It explores how fascist ideology was the result of a sustained struggle between competing internal... more...

  • Italian Masculinity as Queer Melodramaby John Champagne

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    "Champagne's book offers a different perspective on questions of identity and difference through his focus on the queer melodramatic. He links the music (melos) of melodrama to theatrics as expressed through his discussions of theater, lyric opera, film, and painting. While cinema has been a focus of critical writing on gender and sexuality, especially... more...

  • 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...

  • Rom in Aufruhrby Mathias Heigl

    transcript 2015; US$ 45.68


  • 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

    Foreword; D.Denby Translator's Note; A.Goldstein This Has Happened Epilogue; G.Papi Afterword; M.D.Russell Further Reading Reading Group Guide for This Has Happened more...