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  • Watching Vesuviusby Sean Cocco

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 45.00

    Mount Vesuvius has been famous ever since its eruption in 79 CE, when it destroyed and buried the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. But less well-known is the role it played in the science and culture of early modern Italy, as Sean Cocco reveals in this ambitious and wide-ranging study. Humanists began to make pilgrimages to Vesuvius during... more...

  • The A to Z of Modern Italyby Mark Gilbert; Robert K. Nilsson

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 39.50

    The A to Z of Modern Italy is an attempt to introduce the key personalities, events, social developments, and cultural achievements of Italy since the beginning of the 19th century, when Italy first began to emerge as something more than a geographical entity and national feeling began to grow. This is done through a chronology, a list of acronyms... more...

  • Myth and Religion in Mircea Eliadeby Douglas Allen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    This multidisciplinary study is the first book devoted entirely to the critical interpretation of the writings of Mircea Eliade on myth. One of the most popular and influential historians and theorists of myth, Eliade argued that all myth is religious. Douglas Allen critically interprets Eliade's theories of religion, myth, and symbolism and analyses... more...

  • ebook. The Italian Risorgimento 2nd Editionby Taylor and Francis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    First published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Mirage Of Power Pt1 V3by Lowe & Dockrill

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Published in 2001, Mirage Of Power Pt1 V3 is a valuable contribution to the field of History. more...

  • Hidden Tuscanyby John Keahey

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 18.89

    In Hidden Tuscany , acclaimed author John Keahey takes the reader into a part of Tuscany beyond the usual tourist destinations of Chianti, Florence, and Siena. The often overlooked western portion of Tuscany is rich with history, cuisine, and scenery begging to be explored, and Keahey encourages travelers to abandon itineraries and let the grooves... more...

  • Italy‚Äôs Encounters with Modern Chinaby Maurizio Marinelli; Giovanni Andornino

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 105.00

    Developed by an international team of historians, sociologists, political scientists and economists, this collection is the most comprehensive reader of the history of Sino-Italian relations currently available in the English language. more...

  • The Secrets of Romeby Corrado Augias; A. Lawrence Jenkens

    Rizzoli 2014; US$ 17.00

    From Italy's popular author Corrado Augias comes the most intriguing exploration of Rome ever to be published. In the mold of his earlier histories of Paris, New York, and London, Augias moves perceptively through twenty-seven centuries of Roman life, shedding new light on a cast of famous, and infamous, historical figures and uncovering secrets and... more...

  • The Etruscans: A Very Short Introductionby Christopher Smith

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 7.99

    The Etruscans (c. 900 - 400 BC) were a highly sophisticated and wealthy elite. Christopher Smith explores their archaeological record and the myths that remain about their existence. Placing the Etruscans within the context of the historical period and geographical location, he looks at how they have been perceived and received throughout history. more...

  • A Sweet and Glorious Landby John Keahey

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 6.79

    In the winter of 1897-1898, Victorian writer George Gissing made a well-chronicled journey throughout southern Italy. The result was a book, By the Ionian Sea , in which he detailed the influence of ancient Greece on the peninsula and contrasted the glory of Greece and its magnificent cities to the southern Italy of the late 1800s. The book was published... more...