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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


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...


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

by Graziella Parati

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...


The Valley of Decision

by Edith Wharton

First published in 1902, Edith Wharton's stunning debut novel, "The Valley of Decision", is one of her most important and distinguished novels, yet it has received relatively little (and mostly superficial)...


Petrarch’s Triumphs

by Petrarch

Composition of "Petrarch’s Triumphs" started in 1351 and the final chapter was last edited on February 12, 1374, a few months before the author's death.

"Triumphs" is a series of poems by Petrarch in the Tuscan...


Mussolini Warlord: Failed Dreams of Empire, 1940-1943

by H. James Burgwyn

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


Ancient Rome

by Robert F. Pennell

“Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it is now overwhelmed by its own greatness.” —Titus Livius (59 BC – 17 AD)

The term Ancient Rome refers to the city of Rome, which was located in central...