History - Europe - Italy

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City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the...

Roger Crowley

"The rise and fall of Venice's empire is an irresistible story and [Roger] Crowley, with his rousing descriptive gifts and scholarly attention to detail, is its perfect chronicler."—The Financial Times  The New York Times...

Published: May 2013

The Umbrian Thursday Night Supper Clu...

Marlena De Blasi

Every week on a Thursday evening, a group of four Italian rural women gather in a stone house in the hills above Italy's Orvieto. There—along with their friend, Marlena—they cook together, sit down to a beautiful supper, drink the...

Published: Aug 2016

The Pursuit of Italy: A History of a ...

David Gilmour

A provocative, entertaining account of Italy's diverse riches, its hopes and dreams, its past and presentDid Garibaldi do Italy a disservice when he helped its disparate parts achieve unity? Was the goal of political unification a mis...

Published: Nov 2012

Rome: A History in Seven Sackings

Matthew Kneale

"This magnificent love letter to Rome" (Stephen Greenblatt) tells the story of the Eternal City through pivotal moments that defined its history—from the early Roman Republic through the Renaissance and the Reformation to ...

Published: May 2019

Death in Florence: The Medici, Savona...

Paul Strathern

One of the defining moments in Western history, the bloody and dramatic story of the battle for the soul of Renaissance Florence. By the end of the fifteenth century, Florence was well established as the home of the Renaissance. As ge...

Published: Oct 2016

Emilia-Romagna, Italy: A Personal Gui...

Zeneba Bowers

Italy's Emilia-Romagna region is often ignored by visitors, but it is rich in history, natural beauty, artwork and architecture spanning centuries. And it is the home of some of the culinary cornerstones of Italian cooking. Join Zeneb...

Published: Sep 2015

Modern Italy: A Very Short Introducti...

Anna Cento Bull

The history of modern Italy is characterized by recurrent cultural and political projects of modernity, rejuvenation, and regeneration; projects which often had their roots in a widespread dissatisfaction with social and political rea...

Published: Jan 2017

The Cenci (Celebrated Crimes Series)

Alexandre Dumas

This antiquarian book contains Alexandre Dumas's work, "The Cenci". It was first published as part of his eight-volume series "Celebrated Crimes" (1839–40), and recounts the shocking story of the the Cenci family...

Published: Jun 2015

In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Cultural...

Jordan Lancaster

"To see Naples as we saw it, in the early dawn from far up on the side of Vesuvius, is to see a picture of wonderful beauty."--Mark Twain "One may write or paint as much as one likes, but this place, the shore, the bay,...

Published: Jun 2019

Blue Guide Emilia Romagna

Alta MacAdam

This easy-to-carry guide includes Bologna, Parma, Modena, Piacenza, Ravenna, Rimini and the Po delta. Art historian, Italy resident and long-time Blue Guides author Alta Macadam explores this beautiful region of fine cities, splendid ...

Published: Jun 2017

Blue Guide Venice & The Veneto

Alta MacAdam

This easy-to-carry guide includes all the main cities of this exceptionally rich region of Italy: Venice, Padua, Verona and Vicenza. Also included are the shores of Lake Garda, the peaks of the Dolomites and the wetlands of the Po Del...

Published: May 2017

The Prince (Reader's Library Classics...

Niccol Machiavelli

The lion cannot guard himself from the toils, nor the fox from wolves. A Prince must therefore be a fox to discern toils, and a lion to drive off wolves. The modern-day term "Machiavellian" is used to describe deception, ...

Published: Dec 2021

The Borgias: The Hidden History

G. J. Meyer

The startling truth behind one of the most notorious dynasties in history is revealed in a remarkable new account by the acclaimed author of The Tudors and A World Undone. Sweeping aside the gossip, slander, and distortion that have s...

Published: Apr 2014

Living in . . . Italy

Chloe Perkins

Are you one of the 15 million Americans with Italian heritage? Ever wonder what Italy is really like? Discover what it's like to be a kid growing up in Italy with this fascinating, nonfiction Level 2 Ready-to-Read, part of a new serie...

Published: Feb 2016

The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduct...

Christopher Smith

From around 900 to 400 BC, the Etruscans were the most innovative, powerful, wealthy, and creative people in Italy. Their archaeological record is both substantial and fascinating, including tomb paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and art...

Published: Jun 2014

The Venetians: A New History: From Ma...

Paul Strathern

A colorful new history of Venice that illuminates the character of the great city-state by shining a light on some of the most celebrated personalities of European historyThe Republic of Venice was the first great economic, cultural, ...

Published: Nov 2014

A Handbook For Travellers In Southern...


This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this boo...

Published: Dec 2020
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