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  • Culture and Customs of Italyby CHARLES KILLINGER

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 73.00

    Americans have a voracious appetite for Italy. It remains a primary destination for travel, art history, cuisine, and more. Like no other source, Culture and Customs of Italy engagingly explains the scope of Italy and Italians today to students and general readers in one volume. As well, this book provides the needed context to understand the enormous... more...

  • Desiring Italyby Susan Cahill

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Under the spell of la dolce vita . . . For centuries Italy has been many things to many people. In this brilliant anthology and traveler's companion, twenty-eight first-rate women writers reveal why the land that is the heart and soul of European civilization is so seductive to women. Kate Simon walks us through a Siena filled with surprises... more...

  • Enter Mussolini (RLE Responding to Fascism)by Emilio Lussu

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    Enter Mussolini combines an account of Mussolini?s rise to power and a critique of the Italian fascist movement that was influential at a time when many observers were still sympathetic to fascism, at least in its Italian guise. It was first published in English in 1936 more...

  • The Rise of Italian Fascism (RLE Responding to Fascism)by A Rossi

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    First published in English in 1938 this book gives an account of Italian history in the years immediately following the first world war, culminating in the triumph of Mussolini. Arguing that Mussolini succeeded because he was much more ruthless than his opponents, he concludes that this is something that must be learnt from: ?in point of material... more...

  • People and Identity in Ostrogothic Italy, 489?554by Patrick Amory

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 66.00

    A new view of the Goths of Italy, challenging racist, nationalist assumptions about barbarian groups. more...

  • Renaissance Civic Humanismby James Hankins

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 34.00

    The evolution of republican concepts compared to medieval and early modern traditions of political thought. more...

  • The Failure of Italian Nationhoodby Manlio Graziano

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 30.00

    This book provides a political, economic, sociological, and cultural history of Italy that looks at its difficulties with the task of nation-building. more...

  • The Borgiasby Christopher Hibbert

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 13.11

    The name Borgia is synonymous with the corruption, nepotism, and greed that were rife in Renaissance Italy. The powerful, voracious Rodrigo Borgia, better known to history as Pope Alexander VI, was the central figure of the dynasty. Two of his seven papal offspring also rose to power and fame - Lucrezia Borgia, his daughter, whose husband was famously... more...

  • Italian Journeysby William Dean Howells

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 18.00

    When Abraham Lincoln appointed William Dean Howells Consul to Venice, the young writer embarked on a journey that would leave an indelible impression on his life and work. Howells lived in Italy for four years, from 1861, during the pivotal and tumultuous period of Italian reunification. Italian Journeys, Howell's engrossing memoir of this time, describes... more...

  • Tra Cartagine e Romaby Salvatore De Vincenzo

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 112.00

    This work investigates the Carthaginian territories in Sicily from the period of Punic settlement of the western portion of the island in the 6th century BC through the creation of the Roman province and the Augustan administration. It analyzes fundamental questions regarding the Punic and Roman presence in Sicily. Specific areas of emphasis include... more...