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Italy

  • Armies of the Italian Wars of Unification 1848–70 (1)by Gabriele Esposito; Giuseppe Rava

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 9.99

    In the 1840s, post-Napoleonic Italy was 'a geographical expression' – not a country, but a patchwork of states, divided between the Austrian-occupied north, and a Spanish-descended Bourbon monarchy, who ruled the south from Naples. Two decades later, it was a nation united under a single king and government, thanks largely to the efforts of the Kings... more...

  • Mirrors of Heaven or Worldly Theaters?by Jonathan E. Glixon

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 54.99

    Mirrors of Heaven or Worldly Theaters? Venetian Nunneries and Their Music is the first in-depth study of the dynamic role of musical rituals at Venetian convents in the Early Modern era, examining the nuns as patrons and performers, of both simple plainchant and complex sacred polyphony. The book also considers organs, bells, and musical and theatrical... more...

  • Conserving health in early modern cultureby Ssandra Cavallo; Tessa Storey

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 110.00

    Conserving Health brings together scholarship from across the disciplinary spectrum to illustrate the role of preventive culture in early modern England and Italy, its ubiquity but also how patterns of healthy living differed in different countries. more...

  • The Royal Society and the Discovery of the Two Siciliesby Manuela D’Amore

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.65

    This book illuminates a lesser-known aspect of the British history of travel in the Enlightenment: that of the Royal Society’s special contribution to the “discovery” of the south of Italy in the age of the Grand Tour. By exploring primary source journal entries of philosophy and travel, the book provides evidence of how the Society helped raise... more...

  • The Medici Bankby Prof. Raymond de Roover

    Borodino Books 2017; US$ 3.99

    Professor Raymond de Roover received his MBA from Harvard University in June 1938, and it was during that summer that he, together with his wife, Florence Edler, an American scholar studying European economic history, photographed the records that would form the basis for this Medici Bank study. First published in 1948, this publication examines the... more...

  • Hospitals and charityby Sally Mayall Brasher

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 110.00

    This is the first book in English to provide a comprehensive examination of the hospital movement that arose and prospered in northern Italy between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries. Throughout this flourishing urbanised area hundreds of independent semi-religious facilities appeared, offering care for the ill, the poor and pilgrims en route to... more...

  • Castle of the Eaglesby Mark Felton

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 18.89

    Vincigliata Castle, a menacing medieval fortress set in the beautiful Tuscan hills, has become a very special prisoner of war camp on Benito Mussolini’s personal order. Within are some of the most senior officers of the Allied army, guarded by almost two hundred Italian soldiers and a vicious fascist commando who answers directly to “Il Duce” Mussolini... more...

  • Italian Sociology,1945–2010by Andrea Cossu; Matteo Bortolini

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 50.82

    This book provides a comprehensive profile of the development of sociology in Italy from the post-war period to the present day. The first English-language account of the history of Italian sociology, it focuses on the process of institutionalization of the discipline within the Italian university system and its changing relationships with extra-academic... more...

  • My Autobiographyby Benito Mussolini; Richard Washburn Child

    Borodino Books 2017; US$ 3.99

    The dictated biography of Benito Mussolini, spanning from his early youth to his successful coup in Rome. Mussolini boisterously narrates his life story, first as a Socialist Radical in his youth, then as a Fascist strongman following World War I. “My Autobiography,” first published in 1928, is an in-depth account of the life of a Fascist Revolutionary... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: Medieval Italy (2004)by Christopher Kleinhenz

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 70.00

    First published in 2004, Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia provides an introduction to the many and diverse facets of Italian civilization from the late Roman empire to the end of the fourteenth century. It presents in two volumes articles on a wide range of topics including history, literature, art, music, urban development, commerce and economics,... more...