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  • Machiavelliby Miles J. Unger

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 5.99

    He is the most infamous and influential political writer of all time. His name has become synonymous with cynical scheming and the selfish pursuit of power. Niccolò Machiavelli, Florentine diplomat and civil servant, is the father of political science. His most notorious work, The Prince, is a primer on how to acquire and retain power without regard... more...

  • Popular Culture in Ancient Romeby J. P. Toner

    Wiley 2013; US$ 28.95 US$ 26.06

    The mass of the Roman people constituted well over 90% of the population. Much ancient history, however, has focused on the lives, politics and culture of the minority elite. This book helps redress the balance by focusing on the non-elite in the Roman world. It builds a vivid account of the everyday lives of the masses, including their social and... more...

  • Cultural Identity in the Roman Empireby Dr Joanne Berry; Joanne Berry; Ray Laurence

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    This provocative and often controversial volume examines concepts of ethnicity, citizenship and nationhood, to determine what constituted cultural identity in the Roman Empire. The contributors draw together the most recent research and use diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives from archaeology, classical studies and ancient history to... more...

  • The English in Rome, 1362–1420by Margaret Harvey

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 42.00

    A study of the English community in Rome between 1362 and 1420 in its political, commercial and religious setting. more...

  • Roman Urbanismby Helen Parkins

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    The contributors to this volume provide an accessible and jargon-free insight into the notion of the Roman city; what shaped it, and how it both structured and reflected Roman society. Roman Urbanism challenges the established economic model for the Roman city and instead offers original and diverse approaches for examining Roman urbanization, bringing... more...

  • Fire in the Cityby Lauro Martines

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 16.99

    A gripping and beautifully written narrative, Fire in the City presents a compelling account of a key moment in the history of the Renaissance, illuminating the remarkable man who dominated the period, the charismatic Girolamo Savonarola. Lauro Martines, whose decades of scholarship have made him one of the most admired historians of Renaissance... more...

  • A History of Florence 1200-1575by John M. Najemy

    Wiley 2008; US$ 127.95 US$ 115.16

    In this history of Florence, distinguished historian John Najemy discusses all the major developments in Florentine history from 1200 to 1575. Captures Florence's transformation from a medieval commune into an aristocratic republic, territorial state, and monarchy Weaves together intellectual, cultural, social, economic, religious, and political... more...

  • Romulus' Asylumby Emma Dench

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 204.99

    Who did the Romans think they were? They were a people scattered round the ancient Mediterranean world, yet they imagined a common identity for themselves, particularly through shared myths and history. This book shows how ancient means of constructing identity compare with modern means, especially that of `race'. more...

  • Florence and Tuscanyby Ted Jones

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 14.95

    The magical landscapes and rich culture of Tuscany have fostered the inspiration and settings for literature since the works of the great Florentine poets Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio in the 14th century and has been a magnet for expatriate writers since the arrival in Florence of the English poet Geoffrey Chaucer in 1372. With its historic cities... more...

  • Redeeming "The Prince"by Maurizio Viroli

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 19.95 US$ 18.15

    In Redeeming "The Prince , " one of the world's leading Machiavelli scholars puts forth a startling new interpretation of arguably the most influential but widely misunderstood book in the Western political tradition. Overturning popular misconceptions and challenging scholarly consensus, Maurizio Viroli also provides a fresh introduction to the... more...