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- University of California Press 2011; US$ 85.00
"The entire town is disguised," declared a French tourist of eighteenth-century Venice. And, indeed, maskers of all ranks?nobles, clergy, imposters, seducers, con men?could be found mixing at every level of Venetian society. Even a pious nun donned a mask and male attire for her liaison with the libertine Casanova. In Venice Incognito , James H.... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 6.99
An essential guidebook to the region. An amazing resource for anyone traveling in the area. I highly recommend using this book as a reference tool. -- S. Johnson, Amazon reviewer.Italy's northernmost zone, the Veneto includes Padua, Verona, Vicenza, plus Venice itself, which once ruled the area. Some 5,000 Renaissance villas still stand, many by... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99
We travel to grow our Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people, joining in the festivals and celebrations.... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 44.99
The city of Constantinople was named New Rome or Second Rome very soon after its foundation in AD 324; over the next two hundred years it replaced the original Rome as the greatest city of the Mediterranean. In this unified essay collection, prominent international scholars examine the changing roles and perceptions of Rome and Constantinople in Late... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 68.50
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...
- Time Out 2014; US$ 19.95
Think ‘Venice?, and images of gondolas drifting along misty canals and pigeon-feeding visitors dwarfed by the splendor of St. Mark?s and its square come unavoidably to mind. If it?s Venetian icons of the sort you?re looking for, this magical city will never disappoint. But for a more rounded experience, the longtime residents and experts who have... more...
- 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...