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  • Rome: A History in Seven Sackingsby Matthew Kneale

    Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 13.99

    A fascinating history of the city of Rome, seen through the eyes of its most significant sackings, from the Gauls to the Nazis and everything in between. No city on earth has preserved its past as Rome has. Visitors can cross bridges that were crossed by Cicero and Julius Caesar, explore temples visited by Roman emperors, and step into churches... more...

  • The Mediciby Mary Hollingsworth

    Head of Zeus 2017; US$ 16.99

    A fresh telling of the rise and fall of the House of Medici, the family that dominated political and cultural life in Florence for three centuries. more...

  • Visualizing Veniceby Kristin L. Huffman; Andrea Giordano; Caroline Bruzelius

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Visualizing Venice presents the ways in which the use of innovative technology can provide new and fascinating stories about places and times within history. Written by those behind the Visualizing Venice project, this book explores the variety of disciplines and analytical methods generated by technologies such as 3D images and interoperable... more...

  • A Bold and Dangerous Familyby Caroline Moorehead

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 22.39

    The acclaimed author of A Train in Winter and Village of Secrets delivers the next chapter in "The Resistance Quartet": the astonishing story of the aristocratic Italian family who stood up to Mussolini's fascism, and whose efforts helped define the path of Italy in the years between the World Wars—a profile in courage that remains relevant today.... more...

  • Biography of an Industrial Townby Alessandro Portelli

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.48

    A pioneering work in oral history, this book tells the story of the rise and fall of the industrial revolution and the apogee and crisis of the labor movement through an oral history of Terni, a steel town in Central Italy and the seat of the first large industrial enterprise in Italy. This story is told through a combination of stories, songs, myths... more...

  • Italiener auf dem Balkanby Karlo Ruzicic-Kessler

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 103.99

    Als Deutschland 1941 Jugoslawien zerschlug, war auch Italien zur Stelle. Italienische Truppen besetzten beträchtliche Teile des Landes und etablierten dort bis 1943 ein brutales Besatzungsregime – in Kooperation mit dem deutschen "Achsen"-Partner, im Konflikt mit den kroatischen Verbündeten und in schärfster Konfrontation mit den kommunistischen Partisanen.... more...

  • Etruscologyby Alessandro Naso

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 413.99

    This handbook has two purposes: it is intended (1) as a handbook of Etruscology or Etruscan Studies, offering a state-of-the-art and comprehensive overview of the history of the discipline and its development, and (2) it serves as an authoritative reference work representing the current state of knowledge on Etruscan civilization. The organization... more...

  • Federico Barocciby Judith W. Mann

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Reviewers of a recent exhibition termed Federico Barocci (ca. 1533–1612), 'the greatest artist you’ve never heard of'. One of the first original iconographers of the Counter Reformation, Barocci was a remarkably inventive religious painter and draftsman, and the first Italian artist to incorporate extensive color into his drawings. The purpose of this... more...

  • The Agency of Things in Medieval and Early Modern Artby Gra?yna Jurkowlaniec; Ika Matyjaszkiewicz; Zuzanna Sarnecka

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This volume explores the late medieval and early modern periods from the perspective of objects. While the agency of things has been studied in anthropology and archaeology, it is an innovative approach for art historical investigations. Each contributor takes as a point of departure active things: objects that were collected, exchanged, held in hand,... more...

  • Censorship and Heresy in Revolutionary England and Counter-Reformation Romeby Giorgio Caravale

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.58

    This book explores the secrets of the extraordinary editorial success of Jacobus Acontius'  Satan's Stratagems , an important book that intrigued readers and outraged religious authorities across Europe. Despite condemnation by the Catholic Church, the work, first published in Basel in 1565, was a resounding success. For the next century it was... more...