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  • Machiavelli’s Prince

    Traditions, Text and Translations

    by Nicola Gardini and 1 more

    One of the high-points of Italian Renaissance humanism, Machiavelli’s The Prince immediately transcended the time and culture from which it had sprung, circulating throughout Europe and paving the road to an astonishing variety of discussions on power and liberty for centuries to come. Indeed, one could hardly think of a literary work whose reception has been more controversial and arguably more ... Read more

    $40.99 USD

  • Regional History as Cultural Identity

    by Fabrizio Ricciardelli and 1 more

    This book brings together scholars to reflect upon the significance and meaning of local and regional history, focusing on how these histories impact people’s cultural identity through traditions, culture, language, and politics. Scholars from all over the world analyze the process of communal identity construction ‒ the feeling of belonging to one state or nation regardless of one’s legal ... Read more

    $23.99 USD

  • Republicanism

    A Theoretical and Historical Perspective

    by Fabrizio Ricciardelli and 1 more

    We live in a world in which almost all states purport to be republican. Very few adhere to the Ciceronian concept of res publica, understood as “that which belongs to the popolo (respublica respopuli) […] and which has the observance of the law and the commonality of interests as its foundation”. The concept of republicanism is traditionally connected to the principle that true political freedom ... Read more

    $27.99 USD

  • Italian Pop Culture

    Media, Products, Imageries

    by Fabio Corsini

    What does the expression pop culture mean today? And how does it contribute to understanding a Country and a cultural group? This collection of essays, diverse in content, approach and perspective, tries to answer these questions. It aims at describing and figuring out the texture of Italian pop culture – as a meaningful juxtaposition between high and low, mass and elite, artistic and consumerist ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Compel People to Come In

    Violence and Catholic Conversions in the non-European World

    by Autori vari

    “Compelle intrare”: since the time of St Augustine, St Luke’s words in the parable of the Banquet have served as a justification for forced conversion to Christianity. Challenging this tradition, in 1686 Pierre Bayle denounced how a literal interpretation of the parable had led to a long line of crimes, and argued that “nothing is more abominable than obtaining conversion by coercion”. In recent ... Read more

    $35.99 USD

  • Italy 1943-1948: From catastrophe to reconstruction

    by Massimo L. Salvadori

    "The topic of this second edition of the Gaetano Sal- vemini Colloquium is one of the most complex in Italian history. In just a few years, between July 1943 and April 1948, a rapid succession of events took place that are critical to understand the history of post-fascist Italy along with the political and institutional process that led to the approval of the Constitution and the birth of the ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Political Order and Forms of Communication in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

    by Yoshihisa Hattori and 1 more

    ‘Communication’ has become one of the most vibrant areas of current research on medieval and early modern Europe, almost paralleling the heightened popularity of conflict study since the 1980s. However, the nature of this concept seems to be ambiguous and has been defined with multiple nuances. Needless to say, communication in the Middle Ages was usually accomplished by personal presence, contact ... Read more

    $26.99 USD

  • Papacy, Religious Orders, and International Politics in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

    by Massimo Carlo Giannini and 1 more

    During the early modern age religious orders had to interpret papal strategies and directives in international politics in the light of a substantial ambiguity. They were loyal subjects of the pope, but also trusted agents and advisers of princes. They were operatives of the Holy See and, at the same time, of strategies not necessarily in line with Roman guidelines. This ambiguity resulted in ... Read more

    $23.99 USD

  • The American Exceptionalism Revisited

    by Marcello Fantoni and 1 more

    When looking at the US from a European perspective a sort of paradox immediately emerges. On the one hand, the ‘American way of life’ has been penetrating in depth our everyday life and, even more, our Western culture through the music, the movies, the literature and all possible consumerist habits. But, on the other hand, all recurrent statements have been emphasizing the ‘American exceptionalism ... Read more

    $23.99 USD

  • Adoption and Fosterage Practices in the Late Medieval and Modern Age

    by Maria Clara Rossi and 1 more

    In recent years historical studies on adoption and fosterage have greatly advanced, very likely due to the importance that such practices have acquired in our own societies. Also in the past – not only during Roman or Late Antique periods, but throughout the Middle Ages and the Modern Era as well – a rather significant number of family units went through adoption and fosterage, experiencing these ... Read more

    $31.99 USD

  • Disciplined Dissent

    Strategies of Non-Confrontational Protest in Europe from the Twelfth to the Early Sixteenth Century

    by Autori Vari and 1 more

    Inspired by current debates around political confrontation and the exercise of power, Fabrizio Titone offers an interpretation based on the concept of disciplined dissent. This interpretation is centred on the notion of diffused power and is designed to transcend the binary distinction consensus/resistance. The aim is to identify the conservative process involved in mounting a critique, a protest, ... Read more

    $38.99 USD

  • Union in Separation

    Diasporic Groups and Identities in the Eastern Mediterranean (1100-1800)

    by Autori Vari

    Union in Separation presents a series of case studies on diasporic groups in the late medieval and early modern Mediterranean and Black Sea regions. It explores how Armenian, Byzantine/Greek, Florentine, Genoese, Hospitaller, Jewish, Mamluk, and Venetian communities characterized by diasporic identities and inserted into local contexts navigated religious and socio-ethnic boundaries as well as ... Read more

    $72.99 USD