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- Pushkin Press 2013; US$ 9.99
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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95
This volume provides the first comprehensive English translation, with a substantial introduction and notes, of the writings of Caffaro of Genoa, as well as related texts and documents on Genoa and the crusades. The majority of early crusading historiography is from a northern European and clerical perspective. Here is a very different voice, one... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 37.95
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...
- 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...
- 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...