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The Italians

By: Barzini, Luigi Giorgio

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 1996, c1964.:

Seller ID: BB0232200

ISBN: 0684825007

Condition: vg


In this consummate portrait of the Italian people, bestselling author, publisher, journalist, and politician Luigi Barzini delves deeply into the Italian national character, discovering both its great qualities and its imperfections. Barzini is startlingly frank as he examines "the two Italies": the one that created and nurtured such luminaries as Dante Alighieri, St. Thomas of Aquino, and Leonardo da Vinci; the other, feeble and prone to catastrophe, backward in political action if not in thought, "invaded, ravaged, sacked, and humiliated in every century." Deeply ambivalent, Barzini approach... View more info

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Mussolini's Italy

By: Bosworth, R. J. B.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2007.:

Seller ID: BB0234933

ISBN: 0143038567

Condition: vg


With "Mussolini 's Italy," R.J.B. Bosworth--the foremost scholar on the subject writing in English--vividly brings to life the period in which Italians participated in one of the twentieth century's most notorious political experiments. Il Duce's Fascists were the original totalitarians, espousing a cult of violence and obedience that inspired many other dictatorships, Hitler's first among them. But as Bosworth reveals, many Italians resisted its ideology, finding ways, ingenious and varied, to keep Fascism from taking hold as deeply as it did in Germany. A sweeping chronicle of struggle in te... View more info

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Brunelleschi's dome

By: King, Ross

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2001.:

Seller ID: BB0256075

ISBN: 0142000159

Condition: g


An Independent Bestseller By all accounts, Filippo Brunelleschi, goldsmith and clockmaker, was an unkempt, cantankerous, and suspicious man-even by the generous standards according to which artists were judged in fifteenth-century Florence. He also designed and erected a dome over the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore-a feat of architectural daring that we continue to marvel at today-thus securing himself a place among the most formidable geniuses of the Renaissance. At first denounced as a madman, Brunelleschi literally reinvented the field of architecture amid plagues, wars, and politica... View more info

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Venice

By: Wills, Garry

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York : Washington Sq., 2002, c2001.:

Seller ID: BB0256542

ISBN: 0671047647

Condition: vg


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. This was not the city of decadence, carnival, and nostalgia familiar to us from later centuries. It was a ruthless imperial city, with a shrewd commercial base, like ancient Athens, which it resembled in its combination of art and sea empire. "Venice: Lion City" presents a new way of relating the history of the city through its art and, in turn, illuminates the art through the ... View more info