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  • The Tombs of Pompeiiby Virginia L. Campbell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book offers a comprehensive overview of the tombs of Pompeii and its immediate environs, examining the funerary culture of the population, delving into the importance of social class and self-representation, and developing a broad understanding of Pompeii?s funerary epigraphy and business. The Pompeian corpus of evidence has heretofore been studied... more...

  • The Pope's Daughterby Caroline P. Murphy

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    The illegitimate daughter of Pope Julius II, Felice della Rovere became one of the most powerful and accomplished women of the Italian Renaissance. Caroline Murphy vividly captures the untold story of a rare woman who moved with confidence through a world of popes and princes. Using a wide variety of sources, including Felice's personal correspondence,... more...

  • Cultural Identity in the Roman Empireby Dr Joanne Berry; Joanne Berry; Ray Laurence

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    This provocative and often controversial volume examines concepts of ethnicity, citizenship and nationhood, to determine what constituted cultural identity in the Roman Empire. The contributors draw together the most recent research and use diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives from archaeology, classical studies and ancient history to... more...

  • Rome in the Eastby Warwick Ball

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    In this lavishly illustrated and arresting study, Warwick Ball presents the story of Rome's overwhelming fascination with the East through a coverage of the historical, architectural and archaeological evidence unparalleled in both breadth and detail. This was a fascination of the new world for the old, and of the mundane for the exotic - a love affair... more...

  • The English in Rome, 1362?1420by Margaret Harvey

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 52.00 US$ 42.64

    A study of the English community in Rome between 1362 and 1420 in its political, commercial and religious setting. more...

  • Roman Urbanismby Helen Parkins

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    The contributors to this volume provide an accessible and jargon-free insight into the notion of the Roman city; what shaped it, and how it both structured and reflected Roman society. Roman Urbanism challenges the established economic model for the Roman city and instead offers original and diverse approaches for examining Roman urbanization, bringing... more...

  • A History of Florence by John M. Najemy

    Wiley 2008; US$ 127.95 US$ 110.89

    In this history of Florence, distinguished historian John Najemy discusses all the major developments in Florentine history from 1200 to 1575. Captures Florence's transformation from a medieval commune into an aristocratic republic, territorial state, and monarchy Weaves together intellectual, cultural, social, economic, religious, and political... more...

  • Romulus' Asylumby Emma Dench

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 204.99 US$ 176.29

    Who did the Romans think they were? They were a people scattered round the ancient Mediterranean world, yet they imagined a common identity for themselves, particularly through shared myths and history. This book shows how ancient means of constructing identity compare with modern means, especially that of `race'. more...

  • Florence and Tuscanyby Ted Jones

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 14.95

    The magical landscapes and rich culture of Tuscany have fostered the inspiration and settings for literature since the works of the great Florentine poets Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio in the 14th century and has been a magnet for expatriate writers since the arrival in Florence of the English poet Geoffrey Chaucer in 1372. With its historic cities... more...

  • Redeeming "The Prince"by Maurizio Viroli

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 19.95 US$ 15.96

    In Redeeming "The Prince , " one of the world's leading Machiavelli scholars puts forth a startling new interpretation of arguably the most influential but widely misunderstood book in the Western political tradition. Overturning popular misconceptions and challenging scholarly consensus, Maurizio Viroli also provides a fresh introduction to the... more...