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The Castle of Tabiano

by Giacomo Corazza Martini

The aim of this book is to illustrate the principal events and styles of life that took place in Tabiano Castle and in its village for more than thousand years. I have examined the old archives in order to discover...


Garibaldi. Democracy and civil rights

by Aa. Vv. & Lauro Rossi

This book presents a less known side of Garibaldi: a Garibaldi who campaigns for human rights no longer through war strategies but by pursuing a policy of peace and solidarity. His principle goal, at a European...


Embroidered Stories: Interpreting Women's Domestic Needlework from the Italian Diaspora

by Edvige Giunta & Joseph Sciorra

A thorough exploration of the influence of a traditional skill of the Italian diaspora


First Words

by Rosetta Loy

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

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

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...


Mad Tuscans and Their Families: A History of Mental Disorder in Early Modern Italy

by Elizabeth W. Mellyn

Drawing on the rich judicial archives of early modern Florence and its Tuscans domains, Mad Tuscans offers an innovative look at how families and courts of law worked together to forge pragmatic solutions to...


Mussolini's National Project in Argentina

by David Aliano

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

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

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

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

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...


The March on Rome: How Antifascists Understood the Origins of Totalitarianism (and Conied the Word)

by Emilio Gentile

«Amendola attribuiva […] un nuovo è più ampio significato al termine "totalitario" da lui coniato: totalitario non era solo il sistema di dominio politico del fascismo, ma "spirito totalitario" era la pretesa...


Historical Dictionary of Modern Italy

by Mark Gilbert & Robert K. Nilsson

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,...


The Legend of Montaperti

by Brad Franco

In this work, historian Brad Franco examines the legend of Montaperti, the story of the extraordinary events which preceded Siena’s victory over Florence in 1260, culminating in the donation of the keys of...


Siena, the history of a medieval commune

by Ferdinand Schevill

The persistent interest manifested by the public in the story of the Italian communes will, I hope, make an apology for the present book on Siena unnecessary. “Though availing myself, to the best of my ability,...


Remaking Italy in the Twentieth Century

by Roy Palmer Domenico

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

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

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...


New Perspectives in Italian Cultural Studies: The Arts and History

by Graziella Parati

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...