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- 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...
- 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...
- BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2012; US$ 33.40
Hauptbeschreibung Dieser Band versammelt wissenschaftliche Studien und Erfahrungsberichte zur Politikberatung in Verfassungsreformen in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. Ferner wird über die Rolle von Wissen und Sachverständigen im Europäischen Konvent berichtet. Ein weiterer Beitrag betrachtet - am Beispiel kommunaler Verfassungsreformen... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 109.99
Absolutism in Renaissance Milan shows how authority above the law, once the preserve of pope and emperor, was claimed by the ruling Milanese dynasties, the Visconti and the Sforza, and why this privilege was finally abandoned by Francesco II Sforza (d. 1535), the last duke. As new rulers, the Visconti and the Sforza had had to impose their regime by... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 1997; US$ 179.95
Ancien régime Piedmont is a little-studied area, and so there exists a geographical and conceptual imbalance in the historiography of the Napoleonic era which this work addresses. It concentrates on the character and shape of mainstream political life in an area representative of the much of the territory controlled by the Napoleonic régime.... more...
- Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2013; US$ 64.86
Filippo Coarelli lässt in diesem Buch das antike Rom wieder auferstehen: Er führt uns vom Forum Romanum über das Tal mit dem Kolosseum, die Kaiserforen und den Palatin bis zum Kapitol. Neben der historischen Einordnung und der städtebaulichen Entwicklung erwarten den Romliebhaber detaillierte Beschreibungen der Monumente, die durch zahlreiche Grundrisse,... 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...
- Robert Hale 2014; US$ 9.99
This is the story of ordinary life in an extraordinary place. The beautiful city of Venice has been a fantasy land for people from around the globe for centuries, but what is it like to live there? To move house by boat, to get a child with a broken leg to hospital or set off for school one morning only to find that the streets have become rivers... 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 115.00
This book provides a broad overview of the main features of Spanish Milan and their transformations during the 16th and 17th centuries. At the same time, it addresses an important and long-lasting historiographical debate that traditionally interpreted the Spanish period as one of decline for Italian cities in general and Milan in particular. more...