History - Italian


  • "Misfits+? in Fin-de-Siecle France and Italy: Anatomies of Difference

    By Susan A. Ashley

    Our Price: $114.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781350013391
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • 'The Tombs of the Living': Prisons and Prison Reform in Liberal Italy (Studies in Modern European History, Vol. 24)

    By Susan B. Carrafiello

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780820437781
    • Publisher: Peter Lang
    • Published: April 1998
    Examines prison reforms in Italy in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Focuses on the theories of prison reform developed by Italian intellectuals, politicians, and prison reformers before and after Italy's national unification in 1861. Covers the emergence of the positive school of criminology, reform in the criminal justice system during the first Premiership of Francesco Crispi, and reform in the Giolittian era of 1901-1914. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
  • 200,000 Heroes

    By Leon Weckstein

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781555716981
    • Publisher: Midpoint Trade Books Inc
    • Published: December 2011
  • A. D. Momigliano: Studies on Modern Scholarship

    By A.D. Momigliano

    Our Price: $39.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780520085459
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    • Published: August 1994
    "Bowersock's fascinating lectures add much to the new perception of the early empire as a time of experiment and cultural cross-fertilization."--Averil Cameron, author of Christianity and the Rhetoric of Empire "An exhilarating exploration of the multicultural world of the Roman empire. . . . Did the Latin and Greek 'novels' (from the comic Satyricon, contemporary with Nero and Paul, onwards through the whole range of romantic narratives) with their exotic locations and dramatic incident, draw on Christian belief in resurrection and the Eucharist? . . . Bowersock dissects the body of the evidence with a skeptical scalpel and magically restores it intact and alive."--Susan Treggiari, author of Roman Marriage: Iusti Coniuges from the Time of Cicero to the Time of Ulpian "Conceived in admirably broad and imaginative terms and treated with erudition and boldness in equal parts. Fiction as History, controversial as some of its conclusions may seem, opens up a whole new vein in scholarship in this field, and shows that the ancient novel is worth the attention of not only literary scholars but historians as well. A much-needed book."--B. P. Reardon, editor of Collected Ancient Greek Novels
  • Accounting for Affection: Mothering and Politics in Early Modern Rome

    By C. Castiglione

    Our Price: $24.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780230203310
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: March 2015
  • The Addis Ababa Massacre: Italy's National Shame

    By Ian Campbell

    Our Price: $39.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780190674724
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • After La Dolce Vita: A Cultural Prehistory of Berlusconi's Italy

    By Alessia Ricciardi

    Our Price: $22.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780804781503
    • Publisher: Stanford University Press
    • Published: July 2012
    This book chronicles the demise of the so-called leftist Italian cultural establishment during the long 1980s.
  • Agents of Empire: Spanish Ambassadors in Sixteenth-Century Italy

    By Michael J. Levin

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780801443527
    • Publisher: Cornell University Press
    • Published: October 2005
    Historians have long held that during the decades from the end of the Habsburg-Valois Wars in 1559 until the outbreak in 1618 of the Thirty Years' War, Spanish domination of Italy was so complete that one can refer to the period as a 'pax hispanica.' In this book, based on extensive research in the papers of the ambassadors who represented Charles V and Phillip II, Michael J. Levin instead reveals the true fragility of Spanish control and the ambiguous nature of its impact on Italian political and cultural life.
  • Agrarian Elites

    By Enrico Dal Lago

    Our Price: $62.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780807130872
    • Publisher: Louisiana State Univ Pr
    • Published: November 2005
  • Aldo Moro Murder Case

    By Richard Drake

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780674014817
    • Published: March 1996
    Aldo Moro's kidnapping and violent death in 1978 shocked Italy as no other event has during the entire history of the Republic. It had much the same effect in Italy as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy had in the United States, with both cases giving rise to endless conspiracy theories.In his thorough account of the long and anguished quest for justice in the Moro murder case, Richard Drake provides a detailed portrait of the tragedy and its aftermath as complex symbols of a turbulent age in Italian history. Since Moro's murder, documents from two parliamentary inquiries and four sets of trials explain the historical and political process and illuminate two enduring themes in Italian history. First, the records contain a wealth of examples bearing on the nation's longstanding culture of ideological extremism and violence. Second, Moro's story reveals much about the inner workings of democracy Italian style, including the roles of the United States and the Mafia.
  • American South & the Italian Mezzogiorno: Essays In Comparative History

    By Enrico Dal Lago

    Our Price: $170.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780333739716
    • Publisher: HUMANITIES PRESS
    • Published: April 2002
    In 12 essays from a 1999 London conference on American history, historians from the two countries (and Ireland) apply the principles of comparative history to the southern US and southern Italy. They find similarities in the process of modernization and striking social and cultural differences. Among the specific topics they take up are stereotypes about the regions, the ideology of the landed elites, the treatment of laborers on large landed estates, and the importance of gender in understanding social relations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Anatomy of the Red Brigades: The Religious Mind-Set of Modern Terrorists

    By Alessandro Orsini

    Our Price: $31.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780801449864
    • Publisher: Cornell University Press
    • Published: April 2011
    Acts of terrorism are usually committed in the name of a religious or idealistic political cause with the purpose of inciting change and purification, but according to Orsini (Political Science, LUISS U. of Rome), the terrorist mind-set exists regardless of social or religious conditions and can manifest itself in the form of terrorism at any time. Orsini examines the Red Brigade, a far-left terrorist group that existed in Italy from 1970 through the 1980's, to show the irrationality and unwillingness to compromise of the terrorist mind-set. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • The Ancient Shore: Dispatches from Naples

    By Shirley Hazzard

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780226322018
    • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    • Published: November 2008
    Born in Australia, Shirley Hazzard first moved to Naples as a young woman in the 1950s to take up a job with the United Nations. It was the beginning of a long love affair with the city. Battered by World War II, Naples would remain for decades one of the most violent & impoverished places in Italy, but in its passion, vivacity, & beauty, the city still justified the loving words written about it by Goethe, Byron, & other literary travelers over the centuries. This book collects the best of Hazzard's writings on Naples, along with a classic New Yorker essay by her late husband, Francis Steegmuller.
  • Angelica's Book and the World of Reading in Late Renaissance Italy

    By Brendan Dooley

    Our Price: $114.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781474270311
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Anita Garibaldi: A Biography

    By Anthony Valerio

    Our Price: $86.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780275969370
    • Published: December 2000
    Illiterate and poor, the daughter of a herdsman in 19th century Brazil, Anita Ribeiro was lifted from a life of obscurity to one that is the stuff of romance and adventure. She joined Garibaldi in 1839 to fight for a Brazilian republic. It was Anita who taught Garibaldi the guerrilla ways of the gauchos, and they lived as man and wife through a series of adventures and wars. Returning to Italy in 1848 to fight for a united republican Italy, as revolution swept throughout Europe, Anita and Garibaldi were tragically separated just one year later by her untimely death. This book, the first full biography of the remarkable life of Anita Garibaldi, tells the true story of a fascinating and important woman.