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  • Venice Revealedby Paolo Barbaro

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 16.03

    Surrounded by the sea, cut by as many canals as streets, the city of Venice is unique. Built on fill reinforced with pilings made of huge tree trunks, it defies nature and belief. No city has been more often painted or written about, and it has been a tourist destination for centuries for its food, cafe and street life. But Venice is dying, literally... more...

  • Ripe for the Pickingby Annie Hawes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 12.68

    During the course of Annie Hawes' new book, local culinary superstar, Ciccio, gradually takes over as Annie's constant companion. How irresistible is a man who first demonstrates his affection and esteem by inviting her into his vineyard to help himmix up cow manure, which she spends the afternoon slapping onto an old pizza oven to improve its insulation,... more...

  • Venice in Environmental Peril?by Dominic Standish

    UPA 2011; US$ 40.99

    Venice is perceived to be in peril due to rising sea levels, tourism, and modern development. This book is based on interviews with Venetian environmentalists about Venice?s environmental risks, especially regarding the city?s anticipated mobile dams. It offers a ten-point proposal to modernize Venice while preserving its ancient heritage. more...

  • Two Romesby Lucy Grig; Gavin Kelly

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 44.99 US$ 38.69

    An integrated collection of essays by leading scholars, Two Romes explores the changing roles and perceptions of Rome and Constantinople in Late Antiquity. This important examination of the "two Romes" in comparative perspective illuminates our understanding not just of both cities but of the whole late Roman world. more...

  • Von Pompejus' ersten Consulat bis zum Untergang des abendländischen Reichsby Meyer Isler

    De Gruyter 1848; US$ 224.00

    Niebuhr, Barthold Georg: Historische Und Philologische Vorträge. Römische Geschichte Bis Zum Untergang Des Abendländischen Reichs: Von Pompejus' ... Abendländischen Reichs: Abtheilung 1. Band 3 more...

  • Veniceby William H. McNeill

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 32.00

    In this magisterial history, National Book Award winner William H. McNeill chronicles the interactions and disputes between Latin Christians and the Orthodox communities of eastern Europe during the period 1081?1797. Concentrating on Venice as the hinge of European history in the late medieval and early modern period, McNeill explores the technological,... more...

  • Against Veniceby Régis Debray; John Howe

    Pushkin Press 2013; US$ 10.19

    A beautifully designed new edition of Against Venice, an antidote to the cliches of Venice and an irreverent and witty criticism of the world of parties and palazzo, by Regis Debray, the famous controversial French intellectual who fought alongside Che Guevara. Cover by fashion designer Julie Verhoeven. Numerous writers have made declarations of love... more...

  • The Honest Courtesanby Margaret F. Rosenthal

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 45.00

    The Venetian courtesan has long captured the imagination as a female symbol of sexual license, elegance, beauty, and unruliness. What then to make of the cortigiana onesta ?the honest courtesan who recast virtue as intellectual integrity and offered wit and refinement in return for patronage and a place in public life? Veronica Franco (1546-1591)... more...

  • Rome and Environsby Filippo Coarelli

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 37.95 US$ 30.36

    This superb guide brings the work of Filippo Coarelli, one of the most widely published and well-known scholars of Roman topography, archeology and art, to a broad English-language audience. Conveniently organized by walking tours and illustrated throughout with clear maps, drawings, and plans, Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide covers all... more...

  • Absolutism in Renaissance Milanby Jane Black

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 129.99 US$ 111.79

    Black shows how authority above the law, once the preserve of pope and emperor, was seized, exploited, and eventually relinquished, by the ruling Milanese dynasties. Lawyers supported the free use of absolute power at first, but both sides eventually realized that society could not function unless property and other rights were respected. more...