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- Michelin Travel & Lifestyle 2012; US$ 14.99
This eBook version of the Green Guide Tuscany by Michelin has been completely revised with new text, photography and maps. Now helpfully organized by district, the guide helps you discover the region's peaks and valleys covered with rows of vines and grains and pockets of olive trees, as well as its breath-taking cities, such as Renaissance Florence.... more...
- Michelin Travel & Lifestyle 2010; US$ 6.99
This eBook version of Must Sees Rome by Michelin hits the city's highlights for a 24-hour visit, a weekend or longer. Visit the mighty Colosseum of ancient Rome. Explore St Peter's Square and the Sistine Chapel. Shopping awaits on the Via dei Condotti. Share a quiet meal behind Piazza Navona, and dip your hand in the Trevi Fountain. This pocket-size... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 44.00
We live in a material world—our homes are filled with things, from electronics to curios and hand-me-downs, that disclose as much about us and our aspirations as they do about current trends. But we are not the first: the early modern period was a time of expanding consumption, when objects began to play an important role in defining gender... more...
- 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... more...
- ATF Press 2014; US$ 24.95
The cover-up of child sexual abuse by the Catholic Church has been occurring under the pontificate of six popes since 1922. For 1500 years, the Catholic Church accepted that clergy who sexually abused children deserved to be stripped of their status as priests and then imprisoned. A series of papal and Council decrees from the twelfth century... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 18.99
A gripping and beautifully written narrative that reads like a novel, Fire in the City presents a compelling account of a key moment in the history of the Renaissance, illuminating the remarkable man who dominated the period, the charismatic Savonarola. Lauro Martines, whose decades of scholarship have made him one of the most admired historians... more...