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  • April Bloodby Lauro Martines

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03

    April Blood offers us a fresh portrait of Renaissance Florence, where dazzling artistic achievements went side by side with violence, craft, and bare-knuckle politics. At the center of the canvas is the figure of Lorenzo the Magnificent--poet, statesman, connoisseur, patron of the arts, and ruthless "boss of bosses." This extraordinarily vivid account... more...

  • Resurrecting Pompeiiby Estelle Lazer

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 46.95

    Resurrecting Pompeii  provides an in-depth study of a unique site from antiquity with information about a population who all died from the same known cause within a short period of time. Pompeii has been continuously excavated and studied since 1748. Early scholars working in Pompeii and other sites associated with the AD 79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius... more...

  • Imperial Cityby Susan Vandiver Nicassio

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 19.00

    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...

  • Daily Life in the Roman City: Rome, Pompeii, and Ostiaby Gregory Aldrete

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 61.00

    Despite the fact that the majority of the inhabitants of the Roman Empire lived an agricultural existence and thus resided outside of urban centers, there is no denying the fact that the core of Roman civilization?its essential culture and politics?was based in cities. Even at the furthest boundaries of the Empire, Roman cities shared a remarkable... more...

  • Machiavelliby Miles J. Unger

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 17.00

    He is the most infamous and influential political writer of all time. His name has become synonymous with cynical scheming and the selfish pursuit of power. Niccolò Machiavelli, Florentine diplomat and civil servant, is the father of political science. His most notorious work, The Prince, is a primer on how to acquire and retain power without regard... more...

  • Pompeiiby Mary Beard

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.31

    WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE 2008 'The world's most controversial classicist debunks our movie-style myths about the Roman town with meticulous scholarship and propulsive energy' Laura Silverman, Daily Mail The ruins of Pompeii, buried by an explosion of Vesuvius in 79 CE, offer the best evidence we have of everyday life in the Roman... more...

  • Ancient Romeby William E. Dunstan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 77.99

    Ancient Rome masterfully synthesizes the vast period from the origins of Rome to the end of antiquity, seamlessly weaving a panoramic view of how the Romans gradually imposed their rule from Britain to Arabia. William E. Dunstan's compelling narrative balances political and cultural developments, as readers gain fascinating insights about daily... more...

  • Benedetto Accolti and the Florentine Renaissanceby Robert Black

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    The first biography of one of the outstanding humanists of the fifteenth-century Renaissance. more...

  • Florentine Tuscanyby William J. Connell; Andrea Zorzi

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 64.00 US$ 52.48

    A collection of the best recent research on the Republic of Florence in Tuscany during the Renaissance. more...

  • Tuscanyby Alistair Moffat

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 10.14

    If you travel to the region, you'll want to take with you Moffat's Tuscany: A History; and if you read the book, you'll want to travel to the region' - The Herald 'In this compelling narrative - Moffat takes the reader on a delicious trip through the geography, history and culture of the region - an impressive book' - Sunday Telegraph 'facts and figures... more...