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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'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...

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

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2013; US$ 34.75

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  • 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...

  • The Italian Risorgimentoby Lucy Riall

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 32.95

    The Risorgimento was a turbulent and decisive period in the history of Italy. 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 in 1860. Comprehensive, yet original, this... 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...

  • 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$ 110.00

    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$ 196.00

    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 and heretical... more...