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  • Roman Pompeiiby Ray Laurence

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 43.95

    In this fully revised and updated edition of Roman Pompeii , Dr. Laurence looks at the latest archaeological and literary evidence relating to the city of Pompeii from the viewpoint of architect, geographer and social scientist. Enhancing our general understanding of the Roman world, this new edition includes new chapters that reveal how the young... more...

  • Globalizing Roman Cultureby Richard Hingley

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 41.95

    Richard Hingley here asks the questions: What is Romanization? Was Rome the first global culture? Romanization has been represented as a simple progression from barbarism to civilization. Roman forms in architecture, coinage, language and literature came to dominate the world from Britain to Syria. Hingley argues for a more complex and nuanced view... more...

  • Apocalypse in Romeby Ronald G. Musto

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 85.00 US$ 68.00

    On May 20, 1347, Cola di Rienzo overthrew without violence the turbulent rule of Rome?s barons and the absentee popes. A young visionary and the best political speaker of his time, Cola promised Rome a return to its former greatness. Ronald G. Musto?s vivid biography of this charismatic leader?whose exploits have enlivened the work of poets, composers,... more...

  • Society and Individual in Renaissance Florenceby William J. Connell

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 65.00 US$ 52.00

    Renaissance Florence has often been described as the birthplace of modern individualism, as reflected in the individual genius of its great artists, scholars, and statesmen. The historical research of recent decades has instead shown that Florentines during the Renaissance remained enmeshed in relationships of family, neighborhood, guild, patronage,... more...

  • The Pope's Daughterby Caroline P. Murphy

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    The illegitimate daughter of Pope Julius II, Felice della Rovere became one of the most powerful and accomplished women of the Italian Renaissance. Caroline Murphy vividly captures the untold story of a rare woman who moved with confidence through a world of popes and princes. Using a wide variety of sources, including Felice's personal correspondence,... more...

  • Machiavelliby Ross King

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    The author of The Prince ?his controversial handbook on power, which is one of the most influential books ever written?Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was no prince himself. Born to an established middle-class family, Machiavelli worked as a courtier and diplomat for the Republic of Florence and enjoyed some small fame in his time as the author of... more...

  • Dark Waterby Robert Clark

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    Birthplace of Michelangelo and home to untold masterpieces, Florence is a city for art lovers. But on November 4, 1966, the rising waters of the Arno threatened to erase over seven centuries of history and human achievement. Now Robert Clark explores the Italian city?s greatest flood and its aftermath through the voices of its witnesses. Two American... more...

  • The Montefeltro Conspiracyby Marcello Simonetta

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 26.00

    A brutal murder, a nefarious plot, a coded letter. After five hundred years, the most notorious mystery of the Renaissance is finally solved. The Italian Renaissance is remembered as much for intrigue as it is for art, with papal politics and infighting among Italy?s many city-states providing the grist for Machiavelli?s classic work on take-no-prisoners... more...

  • Mistress of the Vaticanby Eleanor Herman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Eleanor Herman, the talented author of the New York Times bestselling Sex with Kings and Sex with the Queen goes behind the sacred doors of the Catholic Church in Mistress of the Vatican , a scintillating biography of a powerful yet little-known woman whose remarkable story is ripe with secrets, sex, passion, and ambition. For almost four centuries... more...

  • The Insula of the Menander at Pompeiiby Penelope M. Allison

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 169.99 US$ 146.19

    The Insula of the Menander is one of the most completely excavated city blocks in Pompeii, with buildings ranging from small shops to large aristocratic houses. This volume, the third in a series of five volumes examining the Insula, is the first ever comprehensive study of the contents of Pompeian houses and buildings within their original contexts.... more...