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by John Pearson Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2011)

First published in 1973, Arena discusses the Year AD 80, when the Colosseum opened with quite the longest and most nauseating organized mass orgy in history. It was a mammoth celebration on the grandest scale,...

First Words

by Rosetta Loy Henry Holt and Co. (August 12, 2014)

An internationally acclaimed novelist and journalist movingly chronicles her childhood in Rome during World War II, providing a rare account by a Catholic of Jewish persecution and Papal responsibility

In 1937,...

Midnight In Sicily

by Peter Robb Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 05, 2014)

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year

A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year

From the author of M and A Death in Brazil comes Midnight in Sicily.

South of mainland Italy lies the island...

A Sweet and Glorious Land

by John Keahey St. Martin's Press (July 15, 2014)

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...

Mussolini's National Project in Argentina

by David Aliano Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (August 31, 2012)

Mussolini’s National Project in Argentina offers a new look at the theoretical questions surrounding the promotion of a national project within another nation-state. Using the Italian project in Argentina...

101 Places in Italy: A Private Grand Tour: 1001 Unforgettable Works of Art

by Francis Russell Wilmington Square Books (April 21, 2014)

A selection of the most remarkable places, sites, sights in Italy by a veteran visitor, distinguished scholar and intrepid traveler.

The Book of the Courtier

by Baldassare Castiglione Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

An insider's view of court life during the Renaissance, here is the handiwork of a 16th-century diplomat who was called upon to resolve the differences in a war of etiquette among the Italian nobility.

A Dark Song of Blood

by Ben Pastor Bitter Lemon Press (April 01, 2014)

Rome, 1944, the last days of Nazi occupation. A German officer investigates three murders in a city drenched in violence.

Italian Opera Houses and Festivals

by Karyl Charna Lynn & Martin Stiglio Scarecrow Press (November 01, 2005)

This work recreates the social, political, architectural, and performance histories of each Italian opera house by including eyewitness accounts from Italian newspapers, journals, and books of the time. It covers...

Historical Dictionary of Modern Italy

by Mark Gilbert & Robert K. Nilsson Scarecrow Press (September 19, 2007)

Italy is a country that exercises a hold on the imagination of people all over the world. Its long history has left an inexhaustible treasure chest of cultural achievement. The historic cities of Rome, Florence,...

Remaking Italy in the Twentieth Century

by Roy Palmer Domenico Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 13, 2002)

Although the unification of Italy in 1870 initially defined the nation's geographic boundaries, Italians faced the new challenge of determining their nation's social, political, and cultural identity as they...

Fascism, Anti-Fascism, and the Resistance in Italy: 1919 to the Present

by Stanislao G. Pugliese Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 13, 2004)

While the historical significance of fascism and anti-fascism is still being hotly debated in Italy and across Europe, this anthology brings to light a wide range of voices-political, literary, and popular-that...

Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema

by Gino Moliterno Scarecrow Press (September 29, 2008)

The Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema provides a better understanding of the role Italian cinema has played in film history through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black-&-white...

Venice: Lion City: The Religion of Empire

by Garry Wills Washington Square Press (May 28, 2013)

Garry Wills's Venice: Lion City is a tour de force -- a rich, colorful, and provocative history of the world's most fascinating city in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, when it was at the peak of its glory....

New Perspectives in Italian Cultural Studies: The Arts and History

by Graziella Parati Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (November 10, 2012)

New Perspectives in Italian Cultural Studies, Volume 2: The Arts and History deals with practicing cultural studies by offering articles that are valuable for both scholars of Italian studies and students interested...

New Perspectives in Italian Cultural Studies: Definition, Theory, and Accented Practices

by Graziella Parati Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (June 29, 2012)

This book on cultural studies aims to identify the status of the field in Italian cultural studies. It contains articles that will interest a variety of undergraduate and graduate classes and it is an invaluable...

Mussolini Warlord: Failed Dreams of Empire, 1940-1943

by H. James Burgwyn Enigma Books (July 10, 2012)

The first study of Mussolini as war leader. Focus is the disastrous performance of the Italian army and its consequences.

The Dark Heart of Italy

by Tobias Jones Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 19, 2005)

In 1999 Tobias Jones immigrated to Italy, expecting to discover the pastoral bliss described by centuries of foreign visitors. Instead, he found a very different country: one besieged by unfathomable terrorism...

The Pursuit of Italy

by David Gilmour Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 25, 2011)

One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year

Did Garibaldi do Italy a disservice when he helped its disparate parts achieve unity? Was the goal of political unification a mistake? These questions are asked...

Italian Critics of Capitalism

by Lorella Cedroni Lexington Books (March 31, 2010)

The writings collected in this volume present leading statements of theories of democracy and capitalism in twentieth century Italy starting from Vilfredo Pareto. The book is the first (and the unique) collection...

La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film

by Mikel J. Koven Scarecrow Press (October 02, 2006)

With the exception of die-hard aficionados of European or Italian horror cinema, most people may not have heard of giallo cinema or have seen many films in this subgenre of horror. Most academic film studies...

Una Gentildonna davanti al Sant'uffizio

by Federica Ambrosini Librairie Droz (November 01, 2014)

This is the first critical edition of a hitherto unpublished sixteenth-century Venetian trial for heresy. The defendant was a young noblewoman in the northeastern area of the Republic of Venice. Her two-year...

Giuseppe Ferrari and the Italian Revolution

by Clara M. Lovett The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

In this first full-length biography of Ferrari, Lovett traces his intellectual development in Milan and describes his twenty years of voluntary exile in Paris. In discussing Ferrari's relationships with French...

La Dolce Vita University

by Carla Gambescia Travelers' Tales (March 13, 2018)

The Big Picture

“La Dolce Vita University” (LDVU) offers considerable market potential and extendibility as a book franchise, but also ultimately as an entire lifestyle, entertainment and educational brand....

Desperate Valour

by Flint Whitlock Da Capo Press (October 30, 2018)

From award-winning military historian Flint Whitlock, the first comprehensive account of the fighting at Anzio and the Alamo-like stand of American and British troops that turned defeat into a defensive victory...

Resistance, Heroism, Loss

by Laura A. Salsini, Thomas Cragin, Gianluca Fantoni & Rebecca Bauman et al. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (February 20, 2018)

In no other country in Europe has national identity been so closely bound to memories of the war. Italy’s Republic was born of World War II, its constitution defined by anti-Fascism, its parties self-identified...

Hide & Seek

by Stephen Walker Lyons Press (May 01, 2012)

Hide & Seek chronicles the intensely personal war between wartime Rome’s Nazi SS Chief Herbert Kappler and the Vatican’s Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, a fiercely fought rivalry that culminated in Kappler...

Beyond the Trenches – The Social and Cultural Impact of the Great War

by Agata G. Handley, Piotr Zawilski & Elzbieta Katarzyna Dzikowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 10, 2017)

This collection of articles is the outcome of extensive investigations into archival materials, concerning the involvement of various nations in the Great War. The authors analyse the wartime experiences of...

Speaking of Slavery

by Steven A. Epstein Cornell University Press (May 15, 2018)

In this highly original work, Steven A. Epstein shows that the ways Italians employ words and think about race and labor are profoundly affected by the language used in medieval Italy to sustain a system of...

The House Of Medici

by Christopher Hibbert William Morrow Paperbacks (July 17, 2012)

It was a dynasty with more wealth, passion, and power than the houses of Windsor, Kennedy, and Rockefeller combined. It shaped all of Europe and controlled politics, scientists, artists, and even popes, for...

Italians in Early Modern Poland

by Wojciech Tygielski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 20, 2015)

The book provides a panorama of Italian migrants’ activities in Polish economy, political life and, above all, culture. The motivations of Italians who decided to travel to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth...

Barbarian Europe

by Karol MODZELEWSKI, Ewa Macura & Elena Rozbicka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 31, 2015)

European culture has been greatly influenced by the Christian Church and Greek and Roman culture. However, the peoples of Europe’s remote past, whom the Greeks, Romans, and their medieval heirs called the...

Imperial Designs: Italians in China 1900-1947

by Shirley Ann Smith Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (March 08, 2012)

Imperial Designs is the first text in English dealing comprehensively with the Italian colonial experience in China. It confirms imperial policy and the rhetoric of conquest.

From the Protohistory to the History of the Text

by Javier Velaza Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 29, 2015)

This volume contains the papers of the colloquium Protohistory of the Text, which took place on 28 and 29 November 2013 at the Universitat de Barcelona. Each paper is devoted to the transmission of a major classical...

Ideologies and Forms of Leisure and Recreation in Victorian Manchester

by Beata Kiersnowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 21, 2017)

This book analyses certain ideologies which governed the middle class’ hegemonic approach to leisure in Victorian Manchester. The study presents different forms of leisure, recreation and entertainment in...

Temporary Croatization of Parts of Eastern Slovenia between the Sixteenth and Nineteenth Century

by Boris Golec Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 14, 2017)

This book analyzes the reasons for the emergence and extinction of the Croatian name in four Slovene border regions. The author uses comparative methods and a broad spectrum of sources. In the early Modern Age,...

American Responses to the Holocaust

by Hans Krabbendam & Derek Rubin Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 15, 2017)

This collection puts the topic of Jewish Studies and Holocaust Studies in a new American Studies perspective. This perspective compares the similarities and differences in responses and their transatlantic interaction....

Essays and Studies in Middle English

by Jacek Fisiak, Magdalena Bator & Marta Sylwanowicz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 23, 2017)

This volume is a selection of papers presented at the 9th International Conference on Middle English held at Wyzsza Szkola Filologiczna (Philological School of Higher Education) in Wroclaw, Poland, from April...

Unequal Friendship

by Antoni Maczak Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 15, 2017)

This book analyzes the patron-client relationship over both space and time. It covers such areas of the globe as Europe, Africa and Latin America, and such periods in time as ancient Rome, seventeenth- and eighteenth-century...

Leap into Modernity – Political Economy of Growth on the Periphery, 1943–1980

by Adam Leszczynski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 09, 2017)

This book describes struggles of different countries and their development after World War II. It presents a panorama of different ideologies of accelerated development, which dominated the world just before...

Transcultural Approaches to the Concept of Imperial Rule in the Middle Ages

by Jan Clauß, Christian Scholl & Torben R. Gebhardt Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 03, 2017)

During the Middle Ages, rulers from different regions aspired to an idea of imperial hegemony. On the other hand, there were rulers who deliberately refused to be «emperors», although their reign showed characteristics...

The United States Immigration Policy and Immigrants’ Responses

by Agnieszka Malek & Dorota Praszalowicz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 18, 2017)

The contributions in this book focus on U.S. migration policies, receiving society, ethnic communities and return migration. The authors analyze various aspects of migratory history ranging from the nineteenth...

Through the Back Door

by Jerzy Kochanowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 01, 2017)

This book analyzes the history of the black market in Poland before the 1940s and the development of black-market phenomena in post-war Poland. The author evaluates the interrelation between black-market phenomena...

Intermarriage in Transylvania, 1895–2010

by Ioan Bolovan & Luminita Dumanescu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 29, 2017)

This book reconstructs the perceptions about mixed marriages across generations, starting from a detailed analysis of the statistical background and a description of this phenomenon in the historical past, and...

Staging the Fascist War

by Luigi Petrella Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 03, 2016)

Historians regard the Italian home front during the Second World War as an observation post from which to study the relationship between Fascism and society during the years of the collapse of the Mussolini...

The Italians Who Built Toronto

by Stefano Agnoletto Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 17, 2014)

After World War II, hundreds of thousands of Italians emigrated to Toronto. This book describes their labour, business, social and cultural history as they settled in their new home. It addresses fundamental...

Patterns of Patronage in Renaissance Rome

by Paul Gwynne Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 30, 2015)

This book is also available as a set, together with Volume II.

Please visit www.peterlang.com/view/product/84550

Patterns of Patronage in Renaissance Rome is the first full-length study of the life and works...

Occupying Space in Medieval and Early Modern Britain and Ireland

by Gregory Hulsman & Caoimhe Whelan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 16, 2016)

This collection offers a range of interdisciplinary viewpoints on the occupation of space and theories of place in Britain and Ireland throughout the medieval and early modern periods. It considers space in...

Patterns of Patronage in Renaissance Rome

by Paul Gwynne Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 20, 2015)

This book is also available as a set, together with Volume I.

Please visit www.peterlang.com/view/product/84550

Patterns of Patronage in Renaissance Rome is the first full-length study of the life and works of...

Transnational Revolutionaries

by David Doolin Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 18, 2015)

The organization of several thousand Irish American men into a military outfit, which then attempted to invade Canada from within the United States, is a significant historical event that remains largely unexplored...