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  • The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italyby Jacob Burckhardt

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 17.00

    Jacob Burckhardt was born in 1818 in Basel, Switzerland. He studied history at the University of Berlin and taught art history and the Italian Renaissance in Berlin and Basel. His essay, as he called The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, was first published in 1860. Rich in its detailed account of the arts, fashions, manners, and thought... more...

  • The Hunchback's Tailorby Alexander J. De Grand

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2001; US$ 125.00

    This work examines the political life of Italy's most notable prime minister after Cavour. Alongside Georges Clemenceau and David Lloyd George, Giovanni Giolitti (1842-1928) stands out as one of the major liberal reformers of late 19th- and early 20th-century Europe. more...

  • Italyby Roland Sarti

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 85.00

    Exploring more than 500 years of the country's history, "Italy" provides readers interested in modern Italy or European history with a greater understanding of Italy's past, from the Renaissance to the present. This guide presents the milestones in Italy's history in an interesting and readable way. more...

  • The Empire of Stereotypesby Robert Casillo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 115.00

    A study of Italian stereotypes seen in the works of Northern European and American travel writers. more...

  • Barbar ? König ? Tyrannby Andreas Goltz

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 174.14

    Theodoric the Great is one of the most fascinating characters among the rulers from the time of the migrations of the Germanic peoples. Like no other Germanic king, this East Goth polarised the world of his time and made an impression on posterity. Opinions on him range from glorifying him as the ideal ruler to condemning him as a tyrant... more...

  • The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italyby Jacob Burckhardt

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 3.99

    Burckhardt’s the most influential interpretation of the Italian Renaissance in the 19th century. The book is about political and economic changes taking place in the West of his day. Burckhardt has traced the cultural patterns of evolution from the medieval period to the awakening of modern fortitude and creativity of the Renaissance. A treat... more...

  • The Migration of Power and North-South Inequalitiesby Emanuela Paoletti

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 110.00

    This book examines negotiations on migration in the Mediterranean. It argues that migration is a bargaining chip which countries in the South use to increase their leverage versus their counterparts in the North. This proposition opens up new understandings reframing relations of inequalities among states. more...

  • La Bella Vitaby Leigh Aminda; Pietro Pesce

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 15.95 US$ 13.08

    Carla Bruni. Giorgio Armani. Luciano Pavarotti. Giada De Laurentiis. Sophia Loren. The Leonardos (Da Vinci e DiCaprio). From fettucine to fashion and back again, nobody does La Bella Vita like the Italians. Whether preparing a meal or sculpting the David, singing an aria or seducing a lover, Italians take their time, and do it right! In this bellissimo... more...

  • Ciao Bellaby Helena Frith-Powell

    Gibson Square 2012; US$ 9.99

    You really must read? Ciao Bella.' Sunday Times 'Fascinating? comic? delightful' Sunday Times 'Humorous? rich and satisfying.' Daily Telegraph 'Beautifully written, it made me laugh and I wanted to follow in Helena's footsteps round Italy.' Kate Figes 'A travel book with a difference.' Coventry Evening Telegraph 'An ideal stocking filler.' Evening... more...

  • 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Goby Susan Van Allen

    Travelers' Tales 2009; US$ 18.99

    Imagine creating your Italian dream vacation with a fun-loving savvy traveler girlfriend whispering in your ear. Go along with writer Susan Van Allen on a femme-friendly ride up and down the boot, to explore this extraordinarily enchanting country where Venus (Vixen Goddess of Love and Beauty) and The Madonna (Nurturing Mother of Compassion) reign... more...