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  • 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...

  • Head Over Heelby Chris Harrison

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2010; US$ 17.99

    A vivid journey into the heart of southern Italy, introducing us along the way to a cast of eccentric characters. more...

  • Italian Journeysby William Dean Howells

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Tra Cartagine e Romaby Salvatore De Vincenzo

    De Gruyter 2013; 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... more...

  • Umland der Stadt Romby Jochen Mayer; Christian Winkle

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2012; US$ 51.50

    Roms Monumente werden seit Jahrhunderten gründlich erforscht und sind den zahlreichen Besuchern der Ewigen Stadt hinlänglich bekannt. Doch die vielen Städte und Denkmäler außerhalb Roms sind nur wenigen ein Begriff. Erstmalig stellt dieser Band basierend auf den neuesten historischen und archäologischen Erkenntnissen die bedeutendsten antiken Stätten... more...

  • In the Society of Fascistsby Giulia Albanese; Roberta Pergher

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    This work seeks to take a fresh look at the contentious question of the longevity and popularity of Mussolini's regime in Italy. In particular, it draws upon new research to challenge what has been the most influential paradigm over the last couple of decades, namely, the interpretation of Italian fascism as a consensual dictatorship. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Cultureby Zygmunt G. Baranski; Rebecca J. West

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 28.00

    Provides a comprehensive account of the culture of modern Italy. more...

  • Demografiepolitikby Michael Hüther; Gerhard Naegele

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 44.99

    Ein Buch unter dem Titel ?Demografiepolitik? soll die aus den kollektiven Entwicklungen der Schrumpfung und der Alterung der Bevölkerung einerseits und aus der individuellen Perspektive des längeren Lebens andererseits resultierenden Befunde, Fragen, Probleme und Handlungsbedarfe politikfeldübergreifend aufnehmen und thematisieren. Dahinter steht... more...

  • Il senso ritrovatoby Ervin Laszlo; Pier Mario Biava

    Springer Milan 2013; US$ 29.99

    Stiamo vivendo una crisi sistemica, epocale, che non riguarda solo l?economia e la finanza, ma anche l?ecosistema, il nostro mondo di valori e la cultura su cui si è basata finora la nostra vita su questo pianeta. Di fronte a una crisi di queste proporzioni, occorre mettere in discussione il paradigma in base al quale si è organizzata la nostra società.... more...