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  • The Roman Worldby John Wacher

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.95

    When originally published in 1987, this book was hailed as a landmark in the study of the Roman World. Now back in print with a new preface by the author, it is still the most comprehensive survey of the Roman World available. Ranging from the founding of Rome in the eighth century BC, and throughout the Empire and beyond this book will continue to... more...

  • Tuscany & Umbria Adventure Guideby Emma Jones

    Hunter Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99

    This history-rich region offers some of Italy's classic landscapes - pole-straight cypress trees lining dusty farm roads, rolling hills that stretch as far as the eye can see, fields of vibrant sunflowers, medieval villages perched on rocky spurs above crashing surf. Visit them all with this comprehensive guide that helps you explore the very best... more...

  • Tuscany's San Gimignano, Montepulciano & Beyondby Emma Jones

    Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 4.99

    Here we focus on the many attractions in the province of Siena, beyond the city itself, such as Montepulciano, the Crete, San Gimignano, Val d'Elsa, Pienza and the Val d'Orcia, Monte Amiata and more. The Introduction, however, provides extensive information about all of Tuscany and Umbria as well. This is the countryside of a thousand postcards,... more...

  • Italy's Orvieto, Foligno, Spoleto & Southwestern Umbriaby Emma Jones

    Hunter Publishing 2014; US$ 3.99

    Close to the border where Umbria meets Tuscany and Lazio, the city of Orvieto and the western corner of Umbria occupy a stunning and uncontaminated countryside that ranges from basalt and tufa precipices in the volcanic hinterland to rolling hills and alluvial plains of the Paglia and Tiber rivers, both of which are now regional parks. It is a history-rich... more...

  • Florence, Italyby Emma Jones

    Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 3.99

    Visitors have been drawn to Florence's architectural and artistic treasures for centuries - and for good reason. But, with an historical center of only half a square-mile, it can be hard to see the sights through the crowds. The throng on the Duomo steps, the lines for the Uffizi and the jostling for photos on Piazzale Michelangelo all require... more...

  • Roman Life in the Days of Ciceroby Alfred John Church

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Cicero, a Roman philosopher, orator, and politician, exerted an enormous influence on the development of Western culture, not only in his own time, but also in subsequent eras. Indeed, the rediscovery of a cache of his letters is often credited as being one of the driving forces behind the Renaissance. In this book, author Alfred John Church provides... more...

  • 50 Places in Rome, Florence and Venice Every Woman Should Goby Susan Van Allen

    Travelers' Tales 2014; US$ 16.99

    Following the critically acclaimed 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go , Susan Van Allen adds new gems to her selection of the best spots for female travelers in Italy's most popular cities, (Rome, Florence, and Venice), along with enticing Golden Day itineraries to make vacation dreams come true. Like a savvy traveler girlfriend whispering... more...

  • Machiavelliby Cary J. Nederman

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 7.99

    Machiavelli has been among the most commented upon, criticized and feared thinkers of the modern world. Infamous for his support of brutality and repression as valid political instruments, he is often portrayed as the pantomime villain of political theorists. In this whirlwind tour of Machiavelli?s writings and eventful life, Nederman highlights... more...

  • Botticelli Blue Skiesby Merrill Joan Gerber

    Dzanc Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Gerber heads to Florence with her husband, a history professor taking a group of students. She goes in nervous, not knowing any Italian, but gradually starts to learn her way around Florence and other cities in Italy. more...

  • Machiavelli on Businessby Niccolò Machiavelli; Stephen Brennan

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 0.00

    Business Lessons from the Renaissance Master of Gaining and Maintaining Power Generally considered the father of modern political scienceand political ethics in particularNiccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was a Renaissance Italian writer, philosopher, humanist, historian, politician, and diplomat. After his career in politics had ended, Machiavelli... more...