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  • Utterly Lost in Translation - Even More Misadventures in English Abroadby Charlie Croker

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 10.19

    The search for the globe?s funniest language howler continues apace. As with his two previous volumes, Charlie Croker has scoured Kazakhstan hotel foyers, South Korean supermarkets and Argentinian airports, plucking from the mistranslation tree only the very choicest of fruits for your delectation. There is the French hotel advising that ‘pets are... more...

  • The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italyby Jacob Burckhardt

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    Dive into the rich tapestry that was the Italian Renaissance with this masterwork from Swiss historian Jacob Burckhardt. Considered to be a seminal example of historiography of the era, The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy plunges readers into an immersive experience of a uniquely significant period. more...

  • Theoderich der Großeby Manfred Clauss

    Primus Verlag 2015; US$ 125.85

    Obwohl Theoderich aus einer eher unbedeutenden Familie stammte, wurde er zum mächtigsten germanischen Herrscher der Völkerwanderungszeit. Früh war er mit dem Römischen Reich in Kontakt gekommen und konnte die Gunst des oströmischen Kaisers gewinnen. Sein Verhältnis zum Kaiser verschlechterte sich jedoch, als er für seine Goten ein besseres Siedlungsgebiet... more...

  • Meet Me in Veniceby Suzanne Ma

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 25.99

    This compelling book explores the flood of Chinese immigrants to the West through the extraordinary story of Ye Pei, a determined teenager who set off to Venice to reunite with her mother, who had left years earlier. In a remarkable feat of immersion journalism, Suzanne Ma takes readers deep into a misunderstood subculture, illuminating the humanity... more...

  • Rom in Aufruhrby Mathias Heigl

    transcript 2015; US$ 47.70

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  • Sleepwalking into a New World: The Emergence of Italian City Communes in the Twelfth Centuryby Chris Wickham

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Amid the disintegration of the Kingdom of Italy in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, a new form of collective government?the commune?arose in the cities of northern and central Italy. Sleepwalking into a New World takes a bold new look at how these autonomous city-states came about, and fundamentally alters our understanding of one of the most... more...

  • Innovation and Creativity in Late Medieval and Early Modern European Citiesby Professor Bert De Munck; Professor Karel Davids

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 154.95

    Late medieval and early modern cities are often depicted as cradles of artistic creativity and hotbeds of new material culture. Cities in Renaissance Italy and in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century north-western Europe are the most obvious cases in point. But, how did this come about? Contributors to this volume set out to analyze whether, in what... more...

  • Prevailby Jeff Pearce; Richard Pankhurst

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 27.95

    Jeff Pearce has worked as a talk show host, a magazine editor in London?s famous “City? district, and a journalism instructor in Myanmar. He is the author of several novels published in the United States and the United Kingdom under pseudonyms and under his own name. He has also written several books on history and current affairs. He lives in Toronto,... more...

  • Die rechtliche Stellung römischer Soldaten im Prinzipatby Christoph Schmetterer

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 36.72

    Im Prinzipat wandelte sich die römische Armee zu einer Berufsarmee. Die Soldaten blieben nunmehr ein (Berufs-)Leben lang in der Armee und hatten eine Rechtsposition, die sich grundlegend von jener der Zivilisten unterschied. Schon der Eintritt in die Armee konnte erhebliche Auswirkungen auf den Status eines Soldaten haben. So waren römische Soldaten... more...

  • Twentieth Century Italyby Jonathan Dunnage

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    Following a historically chronological approach, and with a clear focus on the marked regional diversity characterising Italy, this volume analyses the impact of social, economic, cultural and political transformation on the lives of Italians. It assesses their living standards, their health and education, their working conditions and their leisure... more...