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  • Daily Life in the Roman City: Rome, Pompeii, and Ostiaby Gregory Aldrete

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 61.00

    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...

  • Benedetto Accolti and the Florentine Renaissanceby Robert Black

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 44.00

    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$ 74.99

    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...

  • Florentine Tuscanyby William J. Connell; Andrea Zorzi

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 64.00

    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$ 204.99

    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$ 10.14

    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...

  • Invisible Romansby Robert C. Knapp

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.31

    Robert Knapp seeks out the ordinary people who formed the fabric of everyday life in ancient Rome and the outlaws and pirates who lay beyond it. They are the housewives, prostitutes, freedmen, slaves, soldiers, and gladiators who lived commonplace lives and left almost no trace in history - until now. But their words are preserved in literature,... more...

  • The Sack of Romeby Judith Hook; Patrick Collinson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 47.00

    The sack of Rome shocked the Christian world. Following the battle of Pavia, Pope Clement VII joined (1526) the French-led League of Cognac to resist the threatened Habsburg domination of Europe. Emperor Charles V appealed to the German diet for support and raised an army, which entered Italy in 1527 and joined the imperial forces from Milan, commanded... more...

  • World Of Romeby Michael Grant

    Orion 2011; US$ 26.15

    An informative and accessible guide to the Roman world. Grant is 'justly recognised as an expert and civilized guide to the ancient world' THE ECONOMIST The Romans changed the Western world and theirs became the first golden age. This is their empire of magnificence and corruption; the republic, the dictators and the slaves; the civilization... more...