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  • Culture and Customs of Italyby Charles Killinger

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 57.00

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    Emilio Lussu was an Italian MP and Professor of Political Economy, who was imprisoned because of his opposition to Mussolini. In 1929 he escaped with two fellow prisoners from the island of Lipari. 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... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    The rise of Italian fascism is often seen as a pre-condition, as well as a precursor of, later developments in Europe most notably in Germany. As such they were also much discussed in the English speaking world throughout the 1930?s. First published in English in 1938 this book gives an account of Italian history in the years immediately following... more...

  • Desiring Italyby Susan Cahill

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 68.00

    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$ 36.00

    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...

  • Head Over Heelby Chris Harrison

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2010; US$ 17.95

    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$ 17.00

    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...

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

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    "Larvatus prodeo," announced Ren 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...