Reviews

Author: 
Nadia Maria Filippini
Reviewer: 
Anna Argiro'

Argiro' on Filippini, 'Generare, Partorire, Nascere: Una Storia Dall’Antichità Alla Provetta'

Nadia Maria Filippini. Generare, Partorire, Nascere: Una Storia Dall’Antichità Alla Provetta. Rome: Viella, 2017. 349 pp. Ill. EUR 29.00 (paper), ISBN 978-88-6728-673-7.

Reviewed by Anna Argiro' (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Italy (April, 2020) Commissioned by Matteo Pretelli (University of Naples "L'Orientale")

Author: 
Elizabeth Zanoni
Reviewer: 
Stephanie Malia Hom

Hom on Zanoni, 'Migrant Marketplaces: Food and Italians in North and South America'

Elizabeth Zanoni. Migrant Marketplaces: Food and Italians in North and South America. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2018. xii + 273 pp. $32.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08329-7; $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-04165-5.

Reviewed by Stephanie Malia Hom (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Italy (March, 2020) Commissioned by Matteo Pretelli (University of Naples "L'Orientale")

Author: 
Sarah Rubin Blanshei, ed.
Reviewer: 
Joseph Figliulo-Rosswurm

Figliulo-Rosswurm on Blanshei, 'Violence and Justice in Bologna: 1250-1700'

Sarah Rubin Blanshei, ed. Violence and Justice in Bologna: 1250-1700. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. 300 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4985-4633-1.

Reviewed by Joseph Figliulo-Rosswurm (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Italy (February, 2020) Commissioned by Peter Sposato (Indiana University Kokomo)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=55051

Author: 
Stephanie Malia Hom
Reviewer: 
Arianna Fognani

Fognani on Hom, 'Empire's Mobius Strip: Historical Echoes in Italy's Crisis of Migration and Detention'

Stephanie Malia Hom. Empire's Mobius Strip: Historical Echoes in Italy's Crisis of Migration and Detention. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. 270 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5017-3990-3.

Reviewed by Arianna Fognani (Coastal Carolina University) Published on H-Italy (February, 2020) Commissioned by Matteo Pretelli (University of Naples "L'Orientale")

Author: 
Giulia Iannuzzi
Reviewer: 
Fabio Camilletti

Camilletti on Iannuzzi, 'Un laboratorio di fantastici libri: Riccardo Valla intellettuale, editore, traduttore'

Giulia Iannuzzi. Un laboratorio di fantastici libri: Riccardo Valla intellettuale, editore, traduttore. Chieti: Edizioni Solfanelli, 2019. 208 pp. EUR 15.00, ISBN 978-88-330-5103-1.

Reviewed by Fabio Camilletti (University of Warwick) Published on H-Italy (January, 2020) Commissioned by Matteo Pretelli (University of Naples "L'Orientale")

Author: 
Daniel Bornstein, Laura Gaffuri, Brian Jeffrey Maxson, eds.
Reviewer: 
Tucker Million

Million on Bornstein and Gaffuri and Maxson, 'Languages of Power in Italy (1300-1600)'

Daniel Bornstein, Laura Gaffuri, Brian Jeffrey Maxson, eds. Languages of Power in Italy (1300-1600). Early European Research Series. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2017. 245 pp. $94.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-2-503-54038-2.

Reviewed by Tucker Million (University of Rochester) Published on H-Italy (January, 2020) Commissioned by Peter Sposato (Indiana University Kokomo)

Author: 
Anna Pellegrino, ed.
Reviewer: 
Cristina Della Coletta

Della Coletta on Pellegrino, 'Viaggi fantasmagorici: L’odeporica delle esposizioni universali (1851-1940)'

Anna Pellegrino, ed. Viaggi fantasmagorici: L’odeporica delle esposizioni universali (1851-1940). Rome: FrancoAngeli, 2018. 244 pp.

Reviewed by Cristina Della Coletta (University of California San Diego) Published on H-Italy (January, 2020) Commissioned by Matteo Pretelli (University of Naples "L'Orientale")

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=54928

Author: 
Giorgio Bertellini
Reviewer: 
Kathryn Cramer Brownell

Cramer Brownell on Bertellini, 'The Divo and the Duce: Promoting Film Stardom and Political Leadership in 1920s America'

Giorgio Bertellini. The Divo and the Duce: Promoting Film Stardom and Political Leadership in 1920s America. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2019. 352 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-30136-8.

Reviewed by Kathryn Cramer Brownell (Purdue University) Published on H-Italy (November, 2019) Commissioned by Matteo Pretelli (University of Naples "L'Orientale")

Author: 
Arthur Field
Reviewer: 
Hester Schadee

Schadee on Field, 'The Intellectual Struggle for Florence: Humanists and the Beginnings of the Medici Regime, 1420-1440'

Arthur Field. The Intellectual Struggle for Florence: Humanists and the Beginnings of the Medici Regime, 1420-1440. London: Oxford University Press, 2017. 400 pp. $130.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-879108-9.

Reviewed by Hester Schadee Published on H-Italy (November, 2019) Commissioned by Peter Sposato (Indiana University Kokomo)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=53348

Author: 
Karen Rose Mathews
Reviewer: 
Anne Maltempi

Maltempi on Mathews, 'Conflict, Commerce, and an Aesthetic of Appropriation in the Italian Maritime Cities, 1000-1150'

Karen Rose Mathews. Conflict, Commerce, and an Aesthetic of Appropriation in the Italian Maritime Cities, 1000-1150. Medieval Mediterranean Series. Leiden: Brill, 2018. 248 pp. $109.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-90-04-36080-8; $109.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-33565-3.

Reviewed by Anne Maltempi (University of Akron) Published on H-Italy (November, 2019) Commissioned by Peter Sposato (Indiana University Kokomo)

Author: 
Christopher S. Celenza
Reviewer: 
Brian J. Maxson

Maxson on Celenza, 'The Intellectual World of the Italian Renaissance: Language, Philosophy, and the Search for Meaning'

Christopher S. Celenza. The Intellectual World of the Italian Renaissance: Language, Philosophy, and the Search for Meaning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 450 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-00362-0.

Reviewed by Brian J. Maxson (East Tennessee State University) Published on H-Italy (October, 2019) Commissioned by Peter Sposato (Indiana University Kokomo)

Author: 
William Caferro
Reviewer: 
Michael Martoccio

Martoccio on Caferro, 'Petrarch's War: Florence and the Black Death in Context'

William Caferro. Petrarch's War: Florence and the Black Death in Context. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 238 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-42401-1.

Reviewed by Michael Martoccio (University of Oxford) Published on H-Italy (September, 2019) Commissioned by Peter Sposato (Indiana University Kokomo)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=53355

Author: 
Tamara Colacicco
Reviewer: 
Stefano Luconi

Luconi on Colacicco, 'La propaganda fascista nelle università inglesi: La diplomazia culturale di Mussolini in Gran Bretagna (1921-1940)'

Tamara Colacicco. La propaganda fascista nelle università inglesi: La diplomazia culturale di Mussolini in Gran Bretagna (1921-1940). Milan: FrancoAngeli, 2018. 263 pp. €35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-88-917627-8-8.

Reviewed by Stefano Luconi (University of Genoa) Published on H-Italy (September, 2019) Commissioned by Matteo Pretelli (University of Naples "L'Orientale")

Author: 
Pellegrino D'Acierno, Stanislao G. Pugliese, eds.
Reviewer: 
Céline Dauverd

Dauverd on D'Acierno and Pugliese, 'Delirious Naples: A Cultural History of the City of the Sun'

Pellegrino D'Acierno, Stanislao G. Pugliese, eds. Delirious Naples: A Cultural History of the City of the Sun. New York: Fordham University Press, 2018. 288 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-7999-9.

Reviewed by Céline Dauverd (University of Colorado, Boulder) Published on H-Italy (August, 2019) Commissioned by Matteo Pretelli (University of Naples "L'Orientale")

Author: 
Nunzio Pernicone, Fraser M. Ottanelli
Reviewer: 
Kenyon Zimmer

Zimmer on Pernicone and Ottanelli, 'Assassins against the Old Order: Italian Anarchist Violence in Fin de Siecle Europe'

Nunzio Pernicone, Fraser M. Ottanelli. Assassins against the Old Order: Italian Anarchist Violence in Fin de Siecle Europe. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2018. 232 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08353-2.

Reviewed by Kenyon Zimmer (University of Texas at Arlington) Published on H-Italy (August, 2019) Commissioned by Matteo Pretelli (University of Naples "L'Orientale")

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