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  • The Pope's Daughterby Caroline P. Murphy

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 12.99

    The untold story of Felice della Rovere, the illegitimate daughter of Pope Julius II, and her rise to wealth and power in Renaissance Rome. more...

  • Mussolini's Romeby Borden W. Painter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 31.00

    In 1922 the Fascist 'March on Rome' brought Benito Mussolini to power. He promised Italians that his fascist revolution would unite them as never before and make Italy a strong and respected nation internationally. more...

  • The Montefeltro Conspiracyby Marcello Simonetta

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • Dark Waterby Robert Clark

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 11.99

    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 Insula of the Menander at Pompeii, 3by Penelope M. Allison

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 134.99

    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...

  • 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

    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...

  • Machiavelliby Miles J. Unger

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 12.38

    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...

  • Benedetto Accolti and the Florentine Renaissanceby Robert Black

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 48.00

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