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  • A Nation Collapsesby Elena Agarossi; Harvey Fergusson II

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 29.00

    A Nation Collapses examines the Italian surrender of 1943 and its tragic consequences. more...

  • Sprezzaturaby Peter D'Epiro; Mary Desmond Pinkowish

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.95

    A witty, erudite celebration of fifty great Italian cultural achievements that have significantly influenced Western civilization from the authors of What Are the Seven Wonders of the World? “Sprezzatura,” or the art of effortless mastery, was coined in 1528 by Baldassare Castiglione in The Book of the Courtier . No one has demonstrated effortless... more...

  • Access to History: The Unification of Italy 1789-1896 Fourth Editionby Robert Pearce; Andrina Stiles; Jane Tyler

    Hodder Education 2015; US$ 27.06

    Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series, combining in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A-level History students. This title: - Supports the content and assessment requirements of the 2015 A-level History specifications... 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 discusses national citizenship and italianità at home and abroad, in its multi-faceted, contested, and often controversial form. more...

  • Prisoner of the Vaticanby David I. Kertzer

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006; US$ 14.58

    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$ 28.00

    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...

  • Arenaby John Pearson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99

    First published in 1973, Arena discusses the Year AD 80, when the Colosseum opened with quite the longest and most nauseating organized mass orgy in history. It was a mammoth celebration on the grandest scale, a fitting inauguration for an arena built to epitomize all the majesty and power of the Roman Empire, a building which also held the seeds... more...

  • Genoa and the Genoese, 958-1528by Steven A. Epstein

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Set in the middle of the Italian Riviera, Genoa is perhaps best known as the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. But Genoa was also one of medieval Europe's major centers of trade and commerce. In Genoa and the Genoese, 958-1528 , Steven Epstein has written the first comprehensive history of the city that traces its transformation from an obscure... more...

  • On Crimes and Punishments and Other Writingsby Cesare Beccaria; Jeremy Parzen; Aaron Thomas

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2009; Not Available

    Long appreciated as a foundational text in criminology, Beccaria’s arguments have become central in debates over capital punishment. This new edition presents Beccaria’s On Crimes and Punishments as an important and influential work of Enlightenment political theory. more...