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    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 68.00

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

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    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...

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

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    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 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 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...

  • The Origins of Fascist Ideology 1918-1925by Emilio Gentile

    Enigma Books 2005; US$ 18.00

    The masterwork by Gentile fills a broad gap in the understanding of the origins of a major political movement of the 20th Century: fascism. This is the first detailed and definitive study of the development and initial success of fascism as it originated in Italy right after the First World War. the author traces each major influence and gives us... more...

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    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2010; US$ 58.50

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  • 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...

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    Alma Books 2013; US$ 11.99

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