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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Politics and Diplomacy in Early Modern Italyby Daniela Frigo; Adrian Belton

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 30.00

    This 2000 volume was the first attempt to reconstruct foreign policy and diplomacy in the major Italian states during the early modern period. more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • Head Over Heelby Chris Harrison

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2010; US$ 4.36

    A whitewashed fishing village, a shapely signorina and an infatuated young man -- head over heels on the heel of the boot. This is Chris Harrison's hilarious and captivating story of leaving his previous life for La Dolce Vita -- or rather the Southern Italian version of that seductive way of life,with its luscious foods, physical beauty and sun-drenched... more...

  • La Bella Vitaby Leigh Aminda; Pietro Pesce

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 15.95

    Prada. Sophia Loren. Prosecco for due. From fettucine to fashion and back again, nobody does La Bella Vita like the Italians. Whether preparing a meal, sculpting the David, or seducing a lover, Italians take their time, and do it right! In this bellissimo primer, Romans Aminda Leigh and Pietro Pesce show you how to achieve that sensual perfection in... more...

  • The Everything Travel Guide to Italyby Kim Kavin

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 15.95

    From the fashionable beaches of Capri to the awe-inspiring ruins of ancient Rome, Italy has something for everyone. This guide will help you get the most out of your trip to this beautiful country. Whether you want to discover the rural beauty of Tuscany, take a gondola ride through Venice, or admire the glory of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City,... more...

  • Rome, Ostia, Pompeiiby Ray Laurence; David J. Newsome

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 149.99

    Rome, Ostia, Pompeii: Movement and Space demonstrates how studies of the Roman city are shifting focus from static architecture to activities and motion within urban spaces. This volume provides detailed case studies from the three best-known cities from Roman Italy, revealing how movement contributes to our understanding of the ways different elements... more...

  • Dissimulation and the Culture of Secrecy in Early Modern Europeby Jon R. Snyder

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    "Larvatus prodeo," announced René Descartes at the beginning of the seventeenth century: "I come forward, masked." Deliberately disguising or silencing their most intimate thoughts and emotions, many early modern Europeans besides Descartes-princes, courtiers, aristocrats and commoners alike-chose to practice the shadowy art of dissimulation. For men... more...