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  • April Bloodby Lauro Martines

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 19.99

    One of the world's leading historians of Renaissance Italy brings to life here the vibrant--and violent--society of fifteenth-century Florence. His disturbing narrative opens up an entire culture, revealing the dark side of Renaissance man and politician Lorenzo de' Medici. On a Sunday in April 1478, assassins attacked Lorenzo and his brother... more...

  • Resurrecting Pompeiiby Estelle Lazer

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 46.95

    Recognizing the important contribution of the human skeletal evidence to the archaeology of Pompeii, Lazer presents an in-depth study of the people of pompeii, and gives students an essential resource in the study of this fascinating historical event. more...

  • Daily Life in the Roman Cityby GREGORY ALDRETE

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 77.00

    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

    'This marvellous book won the Wolfson History Prize and is a model of subtle but accessible writing about the past' Judith Rice, Guardian 'Classicist Mary Beard has had a great time rooting about that ghostly place and she has brought it quite splendidly back to life' Nicholas Bagnall, Sunday Telegraph 'To the vast field of... more...

  • Ancient Romeby William E. Dunstan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 67.99

    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 life... more...

  • Benedetto Accolti and the Florentine Renaissanceby Robert Black

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 46.00

    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$ 62.00

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

  • Romulus' Asylumby Emma Dench

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 164.99

    Modern treatments of Rome have projected in highly emotive terms the perceived problems, or the aspirations, of the present: 'race-mixture' has been blamed for the collapse of the Roman empire; more recently, Rome and Roman society have been depicted as 'multicultural'. Moving beyond these and beyond more traditional, juridical approaches... more...

  • Tuscanyby Alistair Moffat

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 11.83

    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... more...