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- 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...
- DK Publishing 2011; US$ 25.00
With beautifully commissioned photographs, and spectacular 3-D aerial views revealing the charm of each destination, these amazing travel guides show what others only tell. DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have been updated to include: expanded hotel& restaurant listings, enhanced itineraries, and easier-to-read print! Consistently chosen over... more...
- Rough Guides 2009; US$ 21.99
The Rough Guide to Florence & the Best of Tuscany is the essential companion to discovering the romantic Italian city and its breath-taking surrounds. The full-colour introduction highlights the renaissance architecture that dominates the streets of Florence, as well as the dramatic and varied scenery of the best pockets of Tuscany. There are full... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 25.00
Roman Disasters looks at how the Romans coped with, thought about, and used disasters for their own ends. Rome has been famous throughout history for its great triumphs. Yet Rome also suffered colossal disasters. From the battle of Cannae, where fifty thousand men fell in a single day, to the destruction of Pompeii, to the first appearance... 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...