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  • Machiavelliby Cary J. Nederman

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    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 2014; US$ 9.95

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

  • Rome Measured and Imaginedby Jessica Maier

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    At the turn of the fifteenth century, Rome was in the midst of a dramatic transformation from what the fourteenth-century poet Petrarch had termed a ?crumbling city? populated by ?broken ruins? into a prosperous Christian capital. Scholars, artists, architects, and engineers fascinated by Rome were spurred to develop new graphic modes for depicting... 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...

  • The Romansby Kevin M. McGeough

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 75.00

    A starting point for investigating this extraordinary civilization - its remarkable rise and decline, the scope of its power and wealth, the details of everyday life for its people, and its signature contributions to human culture. more...

  • 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...

  • It's True! The Romans Were the Real Gangstersby John Wright; Joshua Wright

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 10.86

    Everything you wanted to know about Romans, this is one of the first six titles launching the fantastic new non-fiction series, It's True! more...

  • Imperial Cityby Susan Vandiver Nicassio

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00

    In 1798, the armies of the French Revolution tried to transform Rome from the capital of the Papal States to a Jacobin Republic. For the next two decades, Rome was the subject of power struggles between the forces of the Empire and the Papacy, while Romans endured the unsuccessful efforts of Napoleon?s best and brightest to pull the ancient city... more...