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A Short History of the Italian Renaissance
A Short History of the Italian Renaissance
By Kenneth R. Bartlett
Award-winning historian Kenneth R. Bartlett applies his decades of experience teaching the Italian Renaissance to this new and beautifully illustrated overview.
Published Jul 2013
The Trial of Galileo, 1612-1633
The Trial of Galileo, 1612-1633
Edited by Thomas F. Mayer
This unique reader allows students to examine Galileo's trial as a legal event and, in so doing, to learn about seventeenth-century European religion, politics, diplomacy, bureaucracy, culture, and science.

Published Oct 2012
The Civilization of the Italian Renaissance: A Sourcebook, Second Edition
The Civilization of the Italian Renaissance: A Sourcebook, Second Edition
Edited by Kenneth R. Bartlett
The Civilization of the Italian Renaissance brings together a selection of primary source documents designed to introduce students to the richness of the period.
Published Jun 2011
Mafia Movies: A Reader
Mafia Movies: A Reader
Edited by Dana Renga

Mafia Movies encourages mafia aficionados to explore the rich variety of classics and rarities within the genre with provocative analyses of over forty films.

Published Apr 2011
On Crimes and Punishments and Other Writings
On Crimes and Punishments and Other Writings
Cesare Beccaria
Edited by Aaron Thomas
Translated by Aaron Thomas and Jeremy Parzen
Foreword by Bryan Stevenson
Introduction by Alberto Burgio
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Long appreciated as a foundational text in criminology, Beccaria's arguments have become central in debates over capital punishment. This new edition presents Beccaria's On Crimes and Punishments as an important and influential work of Enlightenment political theory.

Published May 2008
On Crimes and Punishments and Other Writings
On Crimes and Punishments and Other Writings
Cesare Beccaria
Edited by Aaron Thomas
Translated by Aaron Thomas and Jeremy Parzen
Foreword by Bryan Stevenson
Introduction by Alberto Burgio
.

Long appreciated as a foundational text in criminology, Beccaria's arguments have become central in debates over capital punishment. This new edition presents Beccaria's On Crimes and Punishments as an important and influential work of Enlightenment political theory.

Published May 2008
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Mafia and Outlaw Stories from Italian Life and Literature
Mafia and Outlaw Stories from Italian Life and Literature
By Robin Pickering-Iazzi

Mafia and Outlaw Stories from Italian Life and Literature takes a unique and intriguing approach to the subject of the Mafia, and offers informed judgements about its historical impact on Italian society and culture.

Published Dec 2007
Historicism and Fascism in Modern Italy
Historicism and Fascism in Modern Italy
By David D. Roberts

This set of twelve essays by one of the leading scholars in the field represents an authoritative view of the modern Italian intellectual tradition, its relationship with fascism, and its enduring implications for history, politics, and culture in Italy and beyond.

Published Oct 2007
Civilization and Democracy: The Salvernini Anthology of Cattaneo's Writings
Civilization and Democracy: The Salvernini Anthology of Cattaneo's Writings

By Carlo Cattaneo

Edited and introduced by Carlo G. Lacaita and Filippo Sabetti

Translated by David Gibbons

The selection of original pieces presented in this translation is preceded by an introduction by the editors, Carlo G. Lacaita and Filippo Sabetti, which guides the reader through Cattaneo's thinking and puts it in a comparative context. Ultimately, however, it is the editors' goal to let this profound Italian thinker speak for himself.

Published Dec 2006
An Italian Renaissance Sextet: Six Tales in Historical Context
An Italian Renaissance Sextet: Six Tales in Historical Context
By Lauro Martines, Translated by Murtha Baca

Revealing the concerns of a searching historical work with a combined anthropological, demographic, and cultural slant, An Italian Renaissance Sextet shines a probing light on Italian Renaissance culture.

Published Aug 2004