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Northern Italy

  • The World of Ancient Rome: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes]by James Ermatinger

    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...

  • Twilight in Italyby DH Lawrence; Jan Morris

    I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 27.50

    In 1912, a young D.H. Lawrence left England for the first time and travelled to northern Italy. He spent nearly a year on the shores of Lake Garda, lodged in elegantly decaying houses set amid lemon groves and surrounded by the fading life of traditional Italy. This is a travel book unlike any other, where landscapes and people are backdrops to Lawrence's... more...

  • Venetian Humanism in an Age of Patrician Dominanceby Margaret L. King

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 76.00 US$ 60.80

    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...

  • The Archaeology of Early Rome and Latiumby Ross R. Holloway

    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...

  • 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...

  • Veniceby Milton Grundy

    Giles de la Mare Publishers Ltd 2014; US$ 11.99

    This is the ebook version, specially revised and completely updated in 2013, of Venice: The Anthology Guide, Milton Grundy?s perennially fresh classic travel guide to the city. It is based on the sixth edition, which had itself been updated, revised and reset in 2007. It is unlike any other guide, since it conducts visitors round Venice using the observations... 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...

  • Spanish Milanby Stefano D'Amico

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...