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  • The Italian Renaissanceby Peter Burke

    Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95

    In this brilliant and widely acclaimed work, Peter Burke presents a social and cultural history of the Italian Renaissance. He discusses the social and political institutions which existed in Italy during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and analyses the ways of thinking and seeing which characterized this period of extraordinary artistic creativity.... more...

  • 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...

  • Italy in the Seventeenth Centuryby DOMENICO SELLA

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    In his comprehensive overview of 17th century Italy, Professor Sella challenges the old view that Italy was in general decline, instead he shows it to have been a time of sharp contrasts and shifts in fortune. He starts with a balanced and critical analysis of political developments (placing the Italian states in their wider European context) before... more...

  • Van Napels naar Amsterdamby Cd. Busken Huet

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 38.50

    A bundle of traveloguess, a mixture of the classical travelstory and the modern travel literature, by one of Holland's most important writers. After 130 years it is still surprisingly up to date. more...

  • Das Staatsdenken der Renaissance - Vom gedachten zum erlebten Staatby Stefano Saracino; Manuel Knoll

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2013; US$ 36.06

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  • Sicily's Southern Coastby Joanne Lane

    Hunter Publishing 2011; US$ 6.99

    The south coast of Sicily runs from Gela to Sciacca and is relatively unvisited by tourists, except for Agrigento's splendid temples - one of Sicily's must-sees. Gela has some important historic remains. The coastline also has marvelous beaches, particularly the white cliffs of Eraclea Minoa, north of Agrigento. Sciacca is... more...

  • Italy Adventure Guideby Michael Sedge

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    Walking through rural Tuscany, treading the ancient paths of Capri, Sardinia and Sicily, hiking the magical Lake Country around Lake Como, Lake Lugano and Lake Garda, cycling along the Appian Way, canoeing through the countryside on quiet rivers, or running the rapids – this is the definitive guide to hundreds of adventurous ways to see Italy... more...

  • Italy's Amalfi Coastby Marina Carter

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 5.99

    This guide is based on our larger guide to Naples and the surrounding area, but it zeros in on the Sorrento Peninsula & the Amalfi Coast. Plush resorts line the coast and islands, Greek and Roman excavations, plus street theater and musical performances are everywhere. Positano, the most photographed fishing village in the world, clings to a rock above... more...

  • The Italian Risorgimentoby Lucy Riall

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 32.95

    Lucy Riall's engaging account is the first book of its kind on the upheavals of the years between 1815 and 1860, when a series of crises destabilised the states of Restoration Italy and led to the creation of a troubled nation state. more...

  • The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italyby Jacob Burckhardt

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 15.95

    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...