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- OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 129.99
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...
- Hunter Publishing 2006; US$ 6.99
No competing guides exist that provide in-depth hotel, restaurant and other practical information for the region of the Italian Lakes and Milan (Lombardia). Culinary delights abound here. Risotto, polenta, minestrone, ossobucco originated in the region. The little town of Gorgonzola is here as well, where you can get the best you-know-what in the world.... more...
- Pushkin Press 2013; US$ 12.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 37.00
Margaret King shows what the death of a little boy named Valerio Marcello over five hundred years ago can tell us about his time. This child, scion of a family of power and privilege at Venice's time of greatness, left his father in a state of despair so profound and so public that it occasioned an outpouring of consoling letters, orations, treatises,... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99
A detailed guide to every aspect of Genoa: history, culture, foods, restaurants, hotels, sightseeing, things to do - written by an author who knows the place intimately. Two marble-carved lions crouch flanking the stairs leading to the entrance of Genoa's monumental cathedral of San Lorenzo. Their proud features are marred by graffiti - cartoonish... 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...
- Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 5.99
For those in the know, Milan has always been a choice destination. What Milan has always offered is chic, and so discretely that many casual visitors have initially failed to spot its charms. For those who do want to discover Milan's secrets and who are prepared to venture behind the city's somewhat austere façades, the city offers a fine... more...