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- 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...
- 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$ 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... 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95
This volume is 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 and Caffaros voice offers an exciting... more...
- Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2010; US$ 62.91
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 2009; US$ 30.00
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...
- Hg2 2010; US$ 12.00
Local Milan experts point the way to such must-sees as the world-class shopping in the quadrilatero d'oro (fashion's square mile), the city-wide ritual of "happy food" at happy hour, the chic and friendly famiglia restaurants, and the high-energy club scene. Immaculately designed and impeccably researched by writers who spend lengths of time visiting... more...