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  • Italy 1530-1630by Eric Cochrane

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    This book covers one of the more obscure periods of Italian history. What we know of it is presented almost always pejoratively: an unrelieved tale of political absolution, rural refeudalisation, economic crisis, religious repression and cultural decline. But this picture is both incomplete and inaccurate, and in this important new survey Eric Cochrane... more...

  • The Essential Mae Brussellby Mae Brussell; Alex Constantine; Paul Krassner

    Feral House 2014; US$ 18.99

    Fascinating research from the woman who inspired an entire generation of anti-Fascist conspiratorial investigations. more...

  • The Risorgimento and the Unification of Italyby Derek Beales; Eugenio F. Biagini

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    This book introduces the reader to the relationship between the Italian national movement, achieved by the Risorgimento, and the Italian unification in 1860. These themes are discussed in detail and related to the broader European theatre. Covering the literary, cultural, religious and political history of the period, Beales and Biagini show Italy... more...

  • Prevailby Jeff Pearce; Richard Pankhurst

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 27.99

    It was the war that changed everything, and yet it?s been mostly forgotten: in 1935, Italy invaded Ethiopia. It dominated newspaper headlines and newsreels. It inspired mass marches in Harlem, a play on Broadway, and independence movements in Africa. As the British Navy sailed into the Mediterranean for a white-knuckle showdown with Italian ships,... more...

  • Italy Since 1800by Roger Abaslom

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Since unification, Italy has grown from a backward agrarian society into one of the world's leading industrial powers. Yet her history exhibits spectacular disunities, inconsistencies and paradoxes. Dominated by political Catholicism, she has also been home to Fascism, the mafia, and the largest Communist movement outside the Eastern Bloc. Her politics... more...

  • Twentieth Century Italyby Jonathan Dunnage

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    Following a historically chronological approach, and with a clear focus on the marked regional diversity characterising Italy, this volume analyses the impact of social, economic, cultural and political transformation on the lives of Italians. It assesses their living standards, their health and education, their working conditions and their leisure... more...

  • Sleepwalking into a New Worldby Chris Wickham

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Amid the disintegration of the Kingdom of Italy in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, a new form of collective government?the commune?arose in the cities of northern and central Italy. Sleepwalking into a New World takes a bold new look at how these autonomous city-states came about, and fundamentally alters our understanding of one of the most... more...

  • Meet Me in Veniceby Suzanne Ma

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 25.99

    This compelling book explores the flood of Chinese immigrants to the West through the extraordinary story of Ye Pei, a determined teenager who set off to Venice to reunite with her mother, who had left years earlier. In a remarkable feat of immersion journalism, Suzanne Ma takes readers deep into a misunderstood subculture, illuminating the humanity... more...

  • Mercenaries and their Mastersby Michael Mallett

    Pen and Sword 2009; US$ 10.99

    Michael Mallett’s classic study of Renaissance warfare in Italy is as relevant today as it was when it was first published a generation ago. His lucid account of the age of the condottieri - the mercenary captains of fortune - and of the soldiers who fought under them is set in the wider context of the Italian society of the time and of the warring... more...

  • Politics and Religion in Napoleonic Italyby Michael Broers

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    The Politics of Religion in Napoleonic Italy explores the intense cultural conflict created by French rule in Italy at the start of the nineteenth century. Napoleon's desire for cultural conformity struck at the heart of Italian religious life. Yet the reforms imposed by French rule created resentment and resistance across Italy, finally leading... more...