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Italy

  • Seventeenth-Century Opera and the Sound of the Commedia dell?Arteby Emily Wilbourne

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 55.00

    In this book, Emily Wilbourne boldly traces the roots of early opera back to the sounds of the commedia dell?arte. Along the way, she forges a new history of Italian opera, from the court pieces of the early seventeenth century to the public stages of Venice more than fifty years later. Wilbourne considers a series of case studies structured around... more...

  • Cosa Nostraby Giovanni Falcone; Marcelle Padovani

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    Le témoignage fascinant du célèbre juge de la lutte anti-mafia On meurt généralement parce qu?on est seul, ou parce qu?on est entré dans un jeu trop grand. On meurt souvent parce qu?on ne dispose pas des alliances nécessaires, ou parce qu?on est privé de soutien. En Sicile, la mafia frappe les serviteurs de l'État que l'État ne parvient pas à... more...

  • Le Dernier des jugesby Roberto Scarpinato; Anna Rizzello

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 5.99

    Les réflexions d'un pilier de la lutte anti-mafia. Roberto Scarpinato est « le dernier des juges », dernier survivant de la génération des juges Falcone et Borsellino, brutalement assassinés par la mafia en 1992. Il est l?un des procureurs du procès Andreotti, et a instruit les plus importants procès menés contre la mafia et ses liens au sein du... more...

  • Le Retour du Princeby Roberto Scarpinato; Saverio Lodato; Deborah Puccio-Den

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 16.99

    Quand dirigeants politiques et membres de la mafia trouvent un terrain d'entente... Mémoire historique de la justice anti-mafia, cette haute figure de l?État de droit n?a cessé de donner un sens politique à son travail de magistrat. Son Retour du Prince est une indispensable réflexion civique. Edwy Plenel « Le véritable pouvoir est toujours... more...

  • Rails Across Europeby David Cable

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97

    The two volumes covering Rails Across Europe are divided into one covering the North and West of the continent, the other dealing with the South and East. The photos were taken by David Cable, well-regarded author of several photographic albums of trains throughout the world, supplemented by a few taken by friends. The books show pictures of modern... 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...

  • Sicilyby Katie Caldesi

    Hardie Grant Books 2016; US$ 9.21

    In Sicily, Italian aficionados Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi head to the island to immerse themselves in diverse food scene, and soak up the varied landscapes. Thanks to its rich history Sicilian food has Italian, Greek, Spanish, French and Arab influences, making the food full of exotic flavours and extremely delicious. Starting in the capital, Palermo,... more...

  • Modern Italy: A Very Short Introductionby Anna Cento Bull

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 7.99 US$ 7.19

    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...

  • 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...