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Art and Architecture in Italy 1250-1400 (Yale University Press Pelican History of Art)
by John White
(Paperback -- March 1993)

The Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi: Glory and Destruction
by Georgio Bonsanti, et al
(Paperback -- April )

The Borgias
by Marion Johnson

Cesare Borgia
by Sarah Bradford
Book Description Accusations of treachery, rape, incest, and murder: almost five centuries have passed since Cesare Borgia's death, and his reputation still casts a sinister shadow. Yet the real man was a mesmerizing figure who inspired Machiavelli's classic The Prince. During the brief space of time when he occupied the stage, he shocked and stunned his contemporaries with his lofty ambitions and daring, becoming the most feared, hated, and envied man of his day. By 31 he was dead: his story assumes the proportions of Greek tragedy.
Paperback: 336 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.04 x 8.50 x 5.52
Publisher: Phoenix Press, London WC2; ;
ISBN: 1842124528

Carmel in Medieval Catalonia (Medieval Mediterranean, V. 23)
by Jill R. Webster
Hardcover from Brill Academic Publishers

Cosmatesque Ornament: Flat Polychrome Geometric Patterns in Architecture
by Paloma Pajares-Ayuela, et al
Listed under History of Architecture

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire/Volumes 1, 2, & 3
by Edward Gibbon
Listed under Roman Empire

Dino Compagnis Chronicle of Florence (Middle Ages Series)
Dino Compagni's Chronicle of Florence (Middle Ages Series)
by Dino Compagni, Daniel Bornstein
Paperback from University of Pennsylvania Press
Florence: The Golden Age 1138-1737
by Gene Adam Brucker
Paperback: 278 pages
University of California Press; ISBN: 0520215222; Reprint edition (March )

Florence and the Medici
by J.R. Hale
Book Description The enduring fascination of the Medici springs from their ability--as individuals and as a family--to control the government of Florence, first as a quasi-democracy and finally through inheritance. Based on the latest research, this perceptive study, by one of the finest Renaissance scholars of the day, reveals the causes and the nature of the Medicis' power of patronage from the early 15th-century through the early 18th. "...probing, sharp-eyed, utterly unsentimental...some of the most revealing insights a chapter about the growth of the Medici legend.."--Roy Foster.
Paperback: 208 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.73 x 9.18 x 6.22
Publisher: Phoenix Press, London WC2; ; New edition (November )
ISBN: 1842124560

The Geometry of Love: Space, Time, Mystery, and Meaning in an Ordinary Church
by Margaret Visser
(Hardcover -- April )

The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall
by Christopher Hibbert
Paperback from Perennial
Joachim of Fiore and the Prophetic Future
by Marjorie Reeves
(Paperback -- July 1, )
Travels With a Medieval Queen
by Mary Taylor Simeti
Historical Fiction.
12th century journey by the daughter of King Roger II of Sicily and her husband, Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI, from Germany to Sicily.
(Hardcover -- December )

Niccolo's Smile : A Biography of Machiavelli
by Maurizio Viroli, Antony Shugaar (Translator)
(Hardcover -- October )

The Revolution of Cola Di Rienzo
by Francesco Petrarca, et al
(Paperback -- April )

The Marvels of Rome/Mirabilia Urbis Romae
by Francis Morgan Nichols (Editor), Eileen Gardiner (Designer)
(Paperback -- October 1986)

Medieval Mediterranean Ports: The Catalan and Tuscan Coasts, 1100 to 1235 (Medieval Mediterranean, 32)
by Silvia Orvietani Busch
(Hardcover -- May )

Theoderic in Italy
by John Moorhead
(Hardcover -- March 1993)
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The Italian City Republics (3rd Edition)
by Daniel Philip Waley
(Textbook Binding -- July 1988)

Padua Under the Carrara, 1318-1405
by Benjamin G. Kohl
(Hardcover -- May )

Castel Del Monte: Geometric Marvel of the Middle Ages
by Heinz Gotze
Listed under Castles & Fortresses

Early Medieval Rome and the Christian West: Essays in Honour of Donald A. Bullough (Medieval Mediterranean, 28)
by Julia M. H. Smith (Editor), Donald A. Bullough
(Hardcover -- May )
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Merchant Writers of the Renaissance: From Boccacio to Lorenzo De' Medici
by Vittore Branca (Editor), Murtha Baca (Translator)
(Paperback -- October )

Patrons and Defenders: The Saints in the Italian City-States (International Library of Historical Studies, 4)
by Diana Webb
(Hardcover -- August )

Health and Medicine in Early Medieval Southern Italy (Medieval Mediterranean, Vol 11)
by Patricia Skinner
(Hardcover -- August )
Special Order

Renaissance Florence : The Invention of a New Art (Perspectives)
by Richard Turner
Paperback: 176 pages
Harry N Abrams; ISBN: 0810927365; (April )

Earth and Fire: Italian Terracotta Sculpture from Donatello to Canova
by Bruce Boucher, et al
Listed under Sculpture

Lucrezia Borgia
by Maria Bellonci
Book Description Although she was a daughter of Pope Alexander VI and chiefly remembered as a raven-haired poisoner, Bellonci depicts a passionate woman moving uncertainly through the Papal court and the intrigues, ambitions and political chicanery that swirled about her. Winner of the Viareggio Literary Award and the Galante Prize in Italy in 1953.
Paperback: 352 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.05 x 9.20 x 6.15
Publisher: Sterling Publications; ;
ISBN: 184212059X

The Prettiest Love Letters in the World
by Lucrezia Borgia and Pietro Bembo
Paperback: 112 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.32 x 9.98 x 7.10
Publisher: David R Godine;
ISBN: 1567921639

Land and Power in Late Medieval Ferrara: The Rule of the Este, 1350-1450
by Trevor Dean
Book Description: Among the many states of late medieval Italy, one stands out for its unfamiliarity to an English audience and for its neglect in historical research: that of the Este family, lords (later Dukes) of the cities of Ferrara, Modena and Reggio in northern Italy. This book is the first modern attempt to provide a detailed analysis of the political structure of this state based on archive sources. Much of the book is concerned with the ways by which the Este used their vast landed resources in and around Ferrara to build up and reinforce their personal political authority both within and outside their dominions. Among the major themes examined are the continuing presence of political feudalism in the relations between the Este and their supporters, the place of the court in Ferrarese noble society, and the violent imposition of Este authority over the powerful nobles of the Apennine hills. 

Herculean Ferrara: Ercole d'Este and the Invention of a Ducal Capital
by Thomas Tuohy
Hardcover: 566 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.78 x 9.93 x 7.69
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; (May 30, )
ISBN: 0521464714

The Este Monuments and Urban Development in Renaissance Ferrara
by Charles M. Rosenberg
Book Description: The Este Monuments and Urban Development in Renaissance Ferrara examines the transformation of one of Italy's most important city states as engineered by a succession of Este rulers. During the course of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, four public sculptural monuments dedicated to Este princes were erected or planned for the city. Set into the context of the urban development of Ferrara, the four projects reveal the role that princely and public patronage played in the process of political self-fashioning and promotion in early Renaissance Italy. 

Cosimo De' Medici and the Florentine Renaissance
by Dale Kent

The Medici Wedding of 1589
by James M. Saslow

Padua Under the Carrara
by Benjamin G. Kohl
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A Renaissance Court
by Gregory Lubkin

Medieval Mediterranean Ports: The Catalan and Tuscan Coasts, 1100 to 1235 (Medieval Mediterranean, 32)
by Silvia Orvietani Busch, Silvia Orvietani Busch, Silvia Maria Busch
Hardcover from Brill Academic Publishers

The Normans in Sicily
by John Julius Norwich

The Norman Kingdom of Sicily
by Donald Matthew

Arabic Administration in Norman Sicily: The Royal Diwan
by Jeremy Johns

Roger II of Sicily: A Ruler Between East and West
by Hubert Houben

The Cultures of His Kingdom: Roger II and the Cappella Palatina in Palermo
by William Tronzo

Charles I of Anjou: Power, Kingship and State-Making in Thirteenth-Century Europe
by Jean Dunbabin

The Administration of the Norman Kingdom of Sicily (The Medieval Mediterranean, Vol 3)
by Hiroshi Takayama

The Tomb and the Tiara: Curial Tomb Sculpture in Rome and Avignon in the Later Middle Ages (Clarendon Studies in the History of Art)
by Julian Gardner
Hardcover from Oxford Univ Pr
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War, Diplomacy and the Rise of Savoy, 1690-1720
by Christopher Storrs

The Cultural Politics of Duke Cosimo I De'Medici
edited by Konrad Eisenbichler
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