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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'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...

  • Unter dem Vesuvby Holger Sonnabend

    Primus Verlag 2011; US$ 15.99

    Hauptbeschreibung Für die Betroffenen war es eine Katastrophe, für die Nachwelt ein Glücksfall. Am 24. August 79 n. Chr. brach völlig unerwartet der Vesuv aus und bedeckte die malerisch am Golf von Neapel gelegene Stadt Pompeji mit einer dicken Schicht aus Asche und Vulkangestein. Als die Archäologen später die versunkene Welt von Pompeji wieder... 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...

  • Leisure and Ancient Romeby J. P. Toner

    Wiley 2013; US$ 89.95

    In this book Toner offers a new way of looking at Roman society at all levels, not just among the elite, by examining the imperial games and the baths as well as gambling, the taverns, theatre and carnivals. more...

  • Lernstraße »Der Untergang von Pompeji«by Thomas Must

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 6.76

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  • Adventure Guide to Venice & the Venetoby Marissa Fabris

    Hunter Publishing 2006; US$ 15.00

    This guidebook does a good job of presenting its information in a concise, meaningful way. You can easily flip through its well-marked sections and feel as if you are taking a trip all over Virginia! I like that each section (History, Shopping) starts with a quick intro, telling you the overall feel of that area. It's not afraid to tell you that one... more...

  • Patrons and Adversariesby Caroline Castiglione

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 35.00

    Four generations of the aristocratic Barberini family and its "vassals" clashed over how the early modern Roman countryside should be governed. Villagers cultivated noble interference, but they frequently resisted it through the strategies of adversarial literacy, and political ways of reading and writing, that challenged the noble hegemony. more...