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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 Niccol˛ 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 scienceand political ethics in particularNiccol˛ di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was a Renaissance Italian writer, philosopher, humanist, historian, politician, and diplomat. After his career in politics had ended, Machiavelli... more...

  • Ancient Romeby Matthew Dillon; Lynda Garland

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    In this second edition, Ancient Rome presents an extensive range of material, from the early Republic to the death of Augustus, with two new chapters on the Second Triumvirate and The Age of Augustus. Dillon and Garland have also included more extensive late Republican and Augustan sources on social developments, as well as further information on... more...

  • 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...

  • Rome, Postmodern Narratives of a Cityscapeby Dom Holdaway

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Until the mid-twentieth century the Western imagination seemed intent on viewing Rome purely in terms of its classical past or as a stop on the Grand Tour. This collection of essays looks at Rome from a postmodern perspective, including analysis of the city's 'unmappability', its fragmented narratives and its iconic status in literature and film. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...