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  • Milan, Italyby Catherine Richards

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 5.99

    For those in the know, Milan has always been a choice destination. What Milan has always offered is chic, and so discretely that many casual visitors have initially failed to spot its charms. For those who do want to discover Milan's secrets and who are prepared to venture behind the city's somewhat austere façades, the city offers a fine... more...

  • The Archaeology of Early Rome and Latiumby Ross R. Holloway

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    The archaeology of early Rome has progressed rapidly and dramatically over the last century; most recently with the discovery of the shrine of Aeneas at Lavinium and the reports of the walls of the Romulan city discovered on the city slopes of the Palatine Hill. The Archaeology of Early Rome and Latium presents the most recent discoveries in Rome... more...

  • Ancient Romeby J. C. Coulston; Hazel Dodge

    Oxbow Books 2000; US$ 17.50

    A major new book on the archaeology of Rome. The chapters, by an impressive list of contributors, are written to be as up-to-date and useful as possible, detailing lots of new research. There are new maps for the topography and monuments of Rome, a huge research bibliography containing 1,700 titles and the volume is richly illustrated. Essential for... more...

  • Venetian Humanism in an Age of Patrician Dominanceby Margaret L. King

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 76.00 US$ 60.80

    In comprehensive detail Margaret King analyzes the activities of the patricians who were predominant in the ranks of the humanists and who made humanist thought a powerful tool in the service of their class and of the city itself. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make... more...

  • The World of Ancient Rome: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes]by James Ermatinger

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 189.00

    While the political history and prominent figures of Ancient Rome are well known, accounts of daily life in that time and place often remain untold. This fascinating encyclopedia explores this period from a social and cultural perspective, digging into the day-to-day activities of how Romans dressed, what they ate, how they worked, and what they did... more...

  • War, Diplomacy and the Rise of Savoy, 1690?1720by Christopher Storrs

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 64.00 US$ 52.48

    An account of the transformation of the state of Savoy under Duke Victor Amadeus II. more...

  • Luciaby Andrea Di Robilant

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    In 1787, the beautiful Lucia is married off to Alvise Mocenigo, scion of one of the most powerful Venetian families. But their life as a golden couple will be suddenly transformed when Venice falls to Bonaparte. We witness Lucia's painful series of miscarriages and the pressure on her to produce an heir; her impassioned affair with an Austrian officer;... more...

  • Veniceby Peter Ackroyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 21.00

    Peter Ackroyd at his most magical and magisterial -- a glittering, evocative, fascinating, story-filled portrait of Venice. In this sumptuous vision of Venice, Peter Ackroyd turns his unparalleled skill at evoking place from London and the River Thames, to Italy and the city of myth, mystery and beauty, set like a jewel in its glistening lagoon. His... more...

  • Venice is a Fish: A Cultural Guideby Tiziano Scarpa

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    Built on an inverted forest, paved with a tortoiseshell of boulders, Venice is a maze of tiny alleys, bridges and squares. Tiziano Scarpa wanders through the city, recounting the customs and secrets that only Venetians know. With everything from practical advice for aspiring Venetian lovers to hints at where to find the best bacaro, Scarpa waves the... more...

  • The Military Organisation of a Renaissance Stateby M. E. Mallett; J. R. Hale

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 60.00 US$ 49.20

    This book describes the role and organization of the land forces of a renaissance state. more...