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  • 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...

  • The Sack of Romeby Judith Hook; Patrick Collinson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 45.00

    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...

  • Iusti Lipsii Saturnalium Sermonum libri duo, qui de gladiatoribusby Andrea Steenbeek

    BRILL 2011; US$ 136.00

    In the Saturnalian dialogues (1582) Lipsius describes all aspects of the gladiatorial combats. This theme fits perfectly well into his other historiographical works about roman customs and institutions, but above all he presents the gladiators as enlightening examples in his stoic ethical theory. Lipsius bespricht in den Saturnaliengespräche (1582)... more...

  • Roman Urban Street Networksby Alan Kaiser

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 49.95

    This book explores how Roman perceptions of streets influenced their decisions about where to place urban buildings. Using textual evidence as well as the physical evidence from Pompeii, Ostia, Silchester, and Empúries, Alan Kaiser argues that ideals about the arrangement of space united the phenomenon of Roman urbanism. more...

  • Pompeii and Herculaneumby Alison E. Cooley; M. G. L. Cooley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    The original edition of Pompeii: A Sourcebook was a crucial resource for students of the site. Now updated to include material from Herculaneum, the neighbouring town also buried in the eruption of Vesuvius, Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook allows readers to form a richer and more diverse picture of urban life on the Bay of Naples.   ... more...

  • Rome and Religion in the Medieval Worldby Valerie L. Garver; Owen M. Phelan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 139.95

    The original essays in this volume build upon Thomas F.X. Noble’s interest in Rome, especially his landmark contributions to the origins of the Papal States and early medieval image controversies, thus providing a panoramic and interdisciplinary exploration of Rome and religious culture. Drawing upon a wide range of sources, including manuscripts,... more...

  • Apocalypse in Romeby Ronald G. Musto

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 63.00

    On May 20, 1347, Cola di Rienzo overthrew without violence the turbulent rule of Rome?s barons and the absentee popes. A young visionary and the best political speaker of his time, Cola promised Rome a return to its former greatness. Ronald G. Musto?s vivid biography of this charismatic leader?whose exploits have enlivened the work of poets, composers,... more...

  • Society and Individual in Renaissance Florenceby William J. Connell

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 68.95

    Renaissance Florence has often been described as the birthplace of modern individualism, as reflected in the individual genius of its great artists, scholars, and statesmen. The historical research of recent decades has instead shown that Florentines during the Renaissance remained enmeshed in relationships of family, neighborhood, guild, patronage,... more...