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  • 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

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

  • 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$ 14.38

    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$ 38.99

    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

    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$ 30.00

    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...

  • Das Forum Romanumby Prof. Dr Klaus Freyberger

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2012; US$ 57.23

    Ein Platz als Mittelpunkt der Welt: das Forum Romanum. Über 1500 Jahre römischer Geschichte haben hier ihre Spuren hinterlassen, und noch heute beeindrucken die Überreste der Tempel, Basiliken und Ehrenmonumente jeden Rombesucher. Doch wer traf sich auf dem Forum? Was tat man dort? Wer gab die Bauten in Auftrag, und wozu wurden sie benutzt? Neueste... more...