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- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00
At the turn of the fifteenth century, Rome was in the midst of a dramatic transformation from what the fourteenth-century poet Petrarch had termed a ?crumbling city? populated by ?broken ruins? into a prosperous Christian capital. Scholars, artists, architects, and engineers fascinated by Rome were spurred to develop new graphic modes for depicting... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 20.00
Rome, the Eternal City - birthplace of western civilisation and soul of the ancient world - has a history that stretches back two thousand five hundred years. It is also one of the most-visited places in the world, but where does one begin to delve into two millennia of history, culture, art and architecture, whilst also navigating the vibrant modern... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 9.95
Business Lessons from the Renaissance Master of Gaining and Maintaining Power Generally considered the father of modern political science—and political ethics in particular—Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was a Renaissance Italian writer, philosopher, humanist, historian, politician, and diplomat. After his career in politics had ended, Machiavelli... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00
Daily life in Late Antiquity was heavily influenced by the tradition of Roman games. This is the first comprehensive study of the world of games in Late Antiquity, with special attention to specific forms of games in the provinces. Using both documentary and archeological sources, the author suggests new regional and chronological differentiations... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00
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...
- ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 100.00
". . . Nicely put together, the reader will find this work, just one from the series, Daily Life through Artifacts , an absorbing work of reference that not only prompts further reading but interdisciplinary study. . . . [S]cholars, young and old, as well as the general reader, will find [it] as useful as it is accessible." - ARBA ]]> more...
- Travelers' Tales 2014; US$ 16.95
Following the critically acclaimed 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go , Susan Van Allen adds new gems to her selection of the best spots for female travelers in Italy's most popular cities, (Rome, Florence, and Venice), along with enticing Golden Day itineraries to make vacation dreams come true. Like a savvy traveler girlfriend whispering... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Italy springs to life in the pages of this collection of luminous essays, vignettes and observations from Vernon Lee. Presented as fragments from an old diary kept by an expatriate whose youth was spent in Rome, the vivid descriptions and innovative narrative structure make this an unforgettable read. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95
This work gives students of all levels access to a comprehensive collection of primary sources on the early history of Italy, from the early expansion of Roman power to the first emmergence of Italy as a unified and cultural political unit. The sources, presented in translation, cover the Roman conquest of Italy, the mechanisms used by Rome to govern... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 139.95
The original essays in this volume build upon Thomas F.X. Nobles 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...