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  • The Italian Risorgimentoby Martin Clark

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    The Unification of Italy in the nineteenth century was the unlikely result of a lengthy and complex process of Italian revival' ( Risorgimento' ). Few Italians supported Unification and the new rulers of Italy were unable to resolve their disputes with the Catholic Church, the local power-holders in the South and the peasantry. In this fascinating... more...

  • Sicilyby Sandra Benjamin

    Steerforth Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Tourists, armchair travelers, and historians will all delight in this fluid narrative that can be read straight through, dipped into over time, or used as a reference guide to each period in Sicily?s fascinating tale. Emigration of people from Sicily often overshadows the importance of the people who immigrated to the island through the centuries.... more...

  • Medici Moneyby Tim Parks

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 11.98

    The Medici are famous as the rulers of Florence at the high point of the Renaissance. Their power derived from the family bank, and this book tells the fascinating, frequently bloody story of the family and the dramatic development and collapse of their bank (from Cosimo who took it over in 1419 to his grandson Lorenzo the Magnificent who presided... more...

  • The Dark Heart of Italyby Tobias Jones

    Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 10.99

    An essential guide to the strange, sometimes sinister culture of contemporary Italy. In 1999 Tobias Jones travelled to Italy, expecting to discover the pastoral bliss described by centuries of foreign visitors and famous writers. Instead, he discovered a very different country, besieged by unfathomable terrorism and deep-seated paranoia, where crime... more...

  • Florentine Tuscanyby William J. Connell; Andrea Zorzi

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 64.00

    A collection of the best recent research on the Republic of Florence in Tuscany during the Renaissance. 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. The year... more...

  • Antoninaby Wilkie Collins

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Published in 1850, Antonina, or The Fall of Rome was Wilkie Collins's first novel. Using accurate historical details about the Roman emperor Honorius and the Gothic king Alaric, he presents the fictitious character of Antonina and narrates her escapades during the siege of Rome. As she flees the city to preserve her honor, she does not realize... more...

  • A Political History of National Citizenship and Identity in Italy, 1861?1950by Sabina Donati

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 65.00

    This book examines the fascinating origins and the complex evolution of Italian national citizenship from the unification of Italy in 1861 until just after World War II. It does so by exploring the civic history of Italians in the peninsula, and of Italy's colonial and overseas native populations. Using little-known documentation, Sabina Donati delves... more...

  • Prisoner of the Vaticanby David I. Kertzer

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006; US$ 14.99

    We think of Italy as an ancient nation, but in fact the unified Italian state was born only in the nineteenth century ? and only against the adamant refusal of the pope to relinquish his rule of Rome. In this riveting chronicle of international intrigue, the renowned historian David Kertzer delves into secret Vatican archives to reveal a venomous... more...

  • Remaking Italy in the Twentieth Centuryby Roy Palmer Domenico

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 25.99

    Although the unification of Italy in 1870 initially defined the nation's geographic boundaries, Italians faced the new challenge of determining their nation's social, political, and cultural identity as they entered the twentieth century. In Remaking Italy in the Twentieth Century, noted scholar Roy P. Domenico examines the struggle between Liberals,... more...