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  • Veni, Vidi, Vici: Everything you ever wanted to know about the Romans but were afraid to ask by Peter Jones

    Veni, Vidi, Vici: Everything you ever wanted to know about the Romans but were afraid to ask by Peter Jones

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    The Romans left a long-lasting legacy and their influence can still be seen all around us - from our calendar and coins, to our language and laws - but how much do we really know about them? Help is at hand in the form of Veni, Vidi, Vici, which tells...
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  • Little Book of Gucci by Karen Homer

    Little Book of Gucci by Karen Homer

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    From its founding in Florence in 1921 as luggage supplier to the elite to its modern standing as purveyor of cult accessories and couture, the house of Gucci is a titan of the luxury fashion world. Over the last century, Gucci's signature leather goods...
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  • Still Life by Sarah Winman

    Still Life by Sarah Winman

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    THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Over 500,000 copies sold internationally A BBC Between the Covers Book Club Pick A BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime ...
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  • The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World by Catherine Nixey

    The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World by Catherine Nixey

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    In The Darkening Age, Catherine Nixey tells the little-known - and deeply shocking - story of how a militant religion deliberately tried to extinguish the teachings of the Classical world, ushering in unquestioning adherence to the 'one true faith'.The...
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  • Little Book of Prada by Laia Farran Graves

    Little Book of Prada by Laia Farran Graves

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    Little Book of Prada is the pocket-sized and beautifully illustrated story of the legendary fashion house. Understated elegance and luxury, technologically advanced fabrics and sublime originality of design are all hallmarks of the House of Prada. In...
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  • Ancient Rome: The Definitive Visual History by DK

    Ancient Rome: The Definitive Visual History by DK

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    Immerse yourself in the history of ancient Rome - from its origins as a small settlement on the Palatine Hill to its peak as an empire reigning over 90 million people, and its tumultuous decline.Covering more than 1,000 years of history, and an empire...
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  • The Savage Storm: The Battle for Italy 1943 by James Holland 9781787636682

    The Savage Storm: The Battle for Italy 1943 by James Holland 9781787636682

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    '[A] captivating and dramatic account. . . Drawn from letters and diaries, Holland's immersive narrative is told through the eye-level perspectives of dozens of subjects. Readers will be enthralled' Publishers Weekly'Tells the story of the hard, bloody,...
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  • The Pursuit of Italy: A History of a Land, its Regions and their Peoples by David Gilmour

    The Pursuit of Italy: A History of a Land, its Regions and their Peoples by David Gilmour

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    The book that explains the whole extraordinary course of Italian history like no other in English The Pursuit of Italy traces the whole history of the Italian peninsula in a wonderfully readable style, full of well-chosen stories and observations from...
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  • Sicily: A Short History, from the Greeks to Cosa Nostra by John Julius Norwich

    Sicily: A Short History, from the Greeks to Cosa Nostra by John Julius Norwich

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    'Sicily is the key to everything' Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The author of the classic book on Venice turns his sights to Sicily in this beautiful book full of maps and colour photographs.'I discovered Sicily almost by mistake . . .We drove as far as...
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  • Shylock's Venice: The Remarkable History of Venice's Jews and the Ghetto by Harry Freedman 9781399407274

    Shylock's Venice: The Remarkable History of Venice's Jews and the Ghetto by Harry Freedman 9781399407274

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    The thrilling story of the Jews in Venice - and the truth behind one of Shakespeare's most famous characters. Millions of visitors flood to Venice every year. Yet many are unaware of its history - one of dramatic expansion but also of rapid decline...
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  • Sicily '43: The First Assault on Fortress Europe by James Holland

    Sicily '43: The First Assault on Fortress Europe by James Holland

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    'James Holland is the best of the new generation of WW2 historians.' Sebastian Faulks'Holland's skill lies in bringing these warriors to life with vivid prose.' The TimesShortlisted for the 2021 British Army Military Book of the...
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  • Access to History: The Unification of Italy 1789-1896 Fourth Edition by Andrina Stiles

    Access to History: The Unification of Italy 1789-1896 Fourth Edition by Andrina Stiles

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    Exam Board: AQA, Edexcel, OCR & WJECLevel: A-levelSubject: HistoryFirst Teaching: September 2015First Exam: June 2016Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series, combining in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and...
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  • The Map of Knowledge: How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found: A History in Seven Cities by Violet Moller

    The Map of Knowledge: How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found: A History in Seven Cities by Violet Moller

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    'A lovely debut from a gifted young author. Violet Moller brings to life the ways in which knowledge reached us from antiquity to the present day in a book that is as delightful as it is readable.' Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk RoadsIn The Map of...
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  • Ritual of Fire: From The Crime Writers' Association Historical Dagger Winning Author by D. V. Bishop 9781529096507

    Ritual of Fire: From The Crime Writers' Association Historical Dagger Winning Author by D. V. Bishop 9781529096507

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    Ceremonial murder has returned to Florence. Only two men can end the destruction. Featuring Officer Cesare Aldo, Ritual of Fire is an atmospheric historical thriller by D. V. Bishop, set in Renaissance Italy.'Fast becoming a serious rival to C. J. Sansom...
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  • The Pike: Gabriele d'Annunzio, Poet, Seducer and Preacher of War by Lucy Hughes-Hallett

    The Pike: Gabriele d'Annunzio, Poet, Seducer and Preacher of War by Lucy Hughes-Hallett

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    THE TIMES BIOGRAPHY OF THE DECADE WINNER OF THE 2013 SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION WINNER OF THE 2013 COSTA BOOK AWARDS BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR ...
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  • The Land Where Lemons Grow: The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit by Helena Attlee

    The Land Where Lemons Grow: The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit by Helena Attlee

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    '4 stars. Attlee, who knows and loves Italy and the Italians, takes the reader through the country's scented gardens with her sharp descriptions, pertinent stories and quotes and intriguing recipes. I was there with her' Anna del Conte, Sunday TelegraphA...
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  • DK Eyewitness Milan and the Lakes by DK

    DK Eyewitness Milan and the Lakes by DK

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    The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this historic city and its beautiful surroundings.Explore the spectacular Duomo in Milan, island-hop around Lake...
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  • My Revision Notes: Edexcel AS/A-level History: The rise and fall of Fascism in Italy c1911-46 by Sarah Ward

    My Revision Notes: Edexcel AS/A-level History: The rise and fall of Fascism in Italy c1911-46 by Sarah Ward

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    Exam Board: EdexcelLevel: AS/A-levelSubject: HistoryFirst Teaching: September 2015First Exam: June 2016Target success in Edexcel AS/A-level History with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam...
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  • The Boss of Bosses: The Life of the Infamous Toto Riina Dreaded Head of the Sicilian Mafia by Attilio Bolzoni

    The Boss of Bosses: The Life of the Infamous Toto Riina Dreaded Head of the Sicilian Mafia by Attilio Bolzoni

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    This is the true story of Toto Riina, the Cosa Nostra boss who rose from nothing to become the most powerful man in Sicily. The picture emerges of a bloodthirsty, power-hungry monster who, despite his lowly beginnings, is able to outmanoeuvre the other...
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  • Princes of the Renaissance by Mary Hollingsworth 9781803281261

    Princes of the Renaissance by Mary Hollingsworth 9781803281261

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    A beautifully illustrated history of the Renaissance told through the lives of its most important and influential patrons. 'Exceptionally sumptuous... This vivid history brings to life the vices and virtues of the feuding ruling families of Italy.'...
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  • The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici by Christopher Hibbert

    The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici by Christopher Hibbert

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    At its height Renaissance Florence was a centre of enormous wealth, power and influence. A republican city-state funded by trade and banking, its often bloody political scene was dominated by rich mercantile families, the most famous of which were the...
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  • Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi

    Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi

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    'We're not Christians, Christ stopped short of here, at Eboli.' Exiled to a remote and barren corner of Italy for his opposition to Mussolini, Carlo Levi entered a world cut off from history and the state, hedged in by custom and sorrow, without comfort...
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  • The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance by Paul Strathern

    The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance by Paul Strathern

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    A dazzling piece of Italian history of the infamous family that become one of the most powerful in Europe, weaving its history with Renaissance greats from Leonardo da Vinci to GalileoAgainst the background of an age which saw the rebirth of ancient and...
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  • The Story of My Life by Giacomo Casanova

    The Story of My Life by Giacomo Casanova

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    Seducer, gambler, necromancer, swindler, swashbuckler, poet, self-made gentleman, bon vivant, Giacomo Casanova was not only the most notorious lover of the Western world, but a supreme story teller. He lived a life stranger than most fictions, and the...
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  • Accabadora by Michela Murgia

    Accabadora by Michela Murgia

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    One of Elena Ferrante's best 40 books by female writersWhen Maria, the fourth child of a widow, is adopted by the old and childless Bonaria Urrai, her life is instantly transformed - she finally has the love and affection she craves. But her new 'soul...
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  • Fascist Italy by Chris Hinton

    Fascist Italy by Chris Hinton

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    Apologies but we at Booksplease don't have a full description for this book.Book InformationISBN 9780719573415Author Chris HintonFormat PaperbackPage Count 280Imprint Hodder MurrayPublisher Hodder EducationWeight(grams) 812gDimensions(mm) 276mm * 216mm *...
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  • DK Eyewitness Umbria by DK Eyewitness

    DK Eyewitness Umbria by DK Eyewitness

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    The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this fascinating region.Take a leisurely boat trip on Lake Trasimeno, marvel at the gushing waters of the Cascata...
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  • A History of Venice by John Julius Norwich

    A History of Venice by John Julius Norwich

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    Renowned historian, and author of A Short History of Byzantium, John Julius Norwich's classic history of VeniceA History of Venice tells the story of this most remarkable of cities from its founding in the fifth century, through its unrivalled status for...
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  • Renaissance Armies in Italy 1450–1550 by Gabriele Esposito

    Renaissance Armies in Italy 1450–1550 by Gabriele Esposito

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    The Italian Renaissance marked a period of political and military turmoil. Many regional wars were fought between the states ruled by Milan, Venice, Genoa, Florence, the Papacy, Siena and Naples. For more than 50 years starting in 1494, major foreign...
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  • Venice: A Sketchbook Guide by Matthew Rice

    Venice: A Sketchbook Guide by Matthew Rice

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    A guide to the wonders of Venice, conveyed by means of an artist's sketchbookMatthew Rice is a long-time observer and illustrator of cities, buildings and all those who inhabit them, with an uncanny ability to express the energy of a place through a few...
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  • Rome: A Sketchbook by Matthew Rice

    Rome: A Sketchbook by Matthew Rice

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    A guide to the glories of Rome, conveyed by means of an artist's sketchbookMatthew Rice is a long-time observer and illustrator of cities, buildings and all those who inhabit them, with an uncanny ability to express the energy of a place through a few...
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  • Florence: The Biography of a City by Christopher Hibbert

    Florence: The Biography of a City by Christopher Hibbert

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    This book is as captivating as the city itself. Hibbert's gift is weaving political, social and art history into an elegantly readable and marvellously lively whole. The author's book on Florence will also be at once a history and a guide book and will...
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  • Lev's Violin: An Italian Adventure by Helena Attlee 9780141991078

    Lev's Violin: An Italian Adventure by Helena Attlee 9780141991078

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    *A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK*'Utterly enthralling - a beautifully-written voyage of discovery that takes us deep into the heart of music-making' Deborah MoggachFrom the moment she hears Lev's violin for the first time, Helena Attlee is captivated. She is...
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  • Siena: The Life and Afterlife of a Medieval City by Jane Stevenson 9781801101158

    Siena: The Life and Afterlife of a Medieval City by Jane Stevenson 9781801101158

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    An authoritative, richly illustrated history, and affectionate celebration, of Siena, one of the best-loved and most-visited cities in Italy. Occupying a hilltop site in the midst of a vast, undulating landscape, Siena is as much a magnet for...
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  • Swordfish: The Story of the Taranto Raid by David Wragg

    Swordfish: The Story of the Taranto Raid by David Wragg

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    The daring British air raid that inspired the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.In November 1940 Britain was isolated in its stand against Nazi Germany and its ally, Italy. The country could not afford to lose control of the Mediterranean, but the Royal...
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  • German and Italian Aircraft Carriers of World War II by Ryan K. Noppen

    German and Italian Aircraft Carriers of World War II by Ryan K. Noppen

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    This fully illustrated study details Germany and Italy's failed development of World War II aircraft carriers, and the naval aviation ships that the two Axis powers sent into action in their place. The quest for a modern aircraft carrier was the...
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  • The Florentines: From Dante to Galileo by Paul Strathern

    The Florentines: From Dante to Galileo by Paul Strathern

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    Between the birth of Dante in 1265 and the death of Galileo in 1642 something happened which completely revolutionized Western civilization. Painting, sculpture and architecture would all visibly change in a striking fashion. Likewise, the thought and...
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  • The Italians by John Hooper

    The Italians by John Hooper

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    'Hooper has written a fascinating, affectionate and well-researched study that delivers the tantalising flavour of a country as hot, cold, bitter and sweet as an affogato' The Telegraph'This portrait of a nation is required reading for anyone heading to...
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  • A History of Contemporary Italy: 1943-80 by Paul Ginsborg

    A History of Contemporary Italy: 1943-80 by Paul Ginsborg

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    In this long-awaited book (already a major bestseller in Italy) Ginsborg has created a fascinating, sophisticated and definitive account of how Italy has coped, or failed to cope, with the past two decades. Contemporary Italy strongly mirrors Britain -...
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  • Italy's Sorrow: A Year of War 1944-45 by James Holland

    Italy's Sorrow: A Year of War 1944-45 by James Holland

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    Today Italy is a land of beauty and prosperity but in 1944-45 it had become a place of nightmares, a land of violence, war, and destruction. James Holland's ground-breaking account expertly documents the German advance and a segment of Italian history...
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