Blue Guide Florence

Author: Alta Macadam
Publisher: Blue Guides Limited of London
ISBN: 1905131526
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Travel

A fully updated edition of this detailed guide to the art, architecture and history of Florence.


Author: Amanda Claridge
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191501388
Release Date: 2010-08-05
Genre: Architecture

The city of Rome is the largest archaeological site in the world, capital and showcase of the Roman Empire and the centre of Christian Europe. This guide provides: · Coverage of all the important sites in the city from 800 BC to AD 600 and the start of the early middle ages, drawing on the latest discoveries and the best of recent scholarship · Over 220 high-quality maps, site plans, diagrams and photographs · Sites divided into fourteen main areas, with star ratings to help you plan and prioritize your visit: Roman Forum; Upper Via Sacra; Palatine; Imperial Forums; Campus Martius; Capitoline Hill; Circus Flaminius to Circus Maximus; Colosseum and Esquiline hill; Caelian hill and the inner via Appia; Lateran to Porta Maggiore; Viminal hill; Pyramid to Testaccio; the outer via Appia; other outlying sites; Museums and Catacombs. · Introduction offering essential background to the history and culture of ancient Rome, placing the city in the context of the development of the empire, highlighting the nature of Roman achievement, and explaining how Rome came to be the largest city in the ancient world. · Comprehensive glossaries of Rome's building materials, techniques and building types, a chronological table of kings, emperors, and the early popes, information about opening times, references and suggestions for further reading and a detailed user-friendly index. For this new edition the original text has been extensively revised, adding over 20 more sites and illustrations, the itineraries have been re-organized and expanded to suit the many changes that have taken place in the past decade, and the practical information and references have been fully updated.

Blue Guide Paris

Author: Delia Gray-Durant
Publisher: Blue Guides Limited of London
ISBN: 1905131674
Release Date: 2015-06-30
Genre: Travel

Full update of this essential Blue Guide to the City of Light

The Rome Guide

Author: Mauro Lucentini
Publisher: Interlink Publishing
ISBN: 9781623710088
Release Date: 2012-12-31
Genre: Travel

A unique, clever, informative, and incomparable guide to RomeWritten by one of Italy's most distinguished journalists, this guidebook-a favorite in Italy and Germany-combines vivid, engaging descriptions and background with great practicality and enormous breadth of knowledge. A book both for people visiting Rome for the first time and for those who find themselves frustrated by the city's sheer complexity, this is an utterly reliable and accessible companion that brings the staggering riches of the Eternal City to vivid life. Comprehensive in scope, but plotted with both p.

Blue Guide Rome 11th Edition

Author: Alta Macadam
ISBN: 1905131720
Release Date: 2016-04-04
Genre: Travel

Fully updated edition of this essential handbook to the Eternal City, the guide of choice for experts and independent travelers.

Blue Guide Venice

Author: Alta Macadam
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393330079
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Travel

Venice has been one of the world's leading destinations for the cultural traveler since the eighteenth-century Grand Tour: a romantic setting, rich in art history, created by a republic that was stable and prosperous for a thousand years.

The Beautiful Country

Author: Stephanie Malia Hom
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442648722
Release Date: 2015-02-20
Genre: History

Every year, Italy swells with millions of tourists who infuse the economy with billions of dollars and almost outnumber Italians themselves. In fact, Italy has been a model tourist destination for longer than it has been a modern state.The Beautiful Country explores the enduring popularity of “destination Italy,” and its role in the development of the global mass tourism industry. Stephanie Malia Hom tracks the evolution of this particular touristic imaginary through texts, practices, and spaces, beginning with the guidebooks that frame Italy as an idealized land of leisure and finishing with destination Italy's replication around the world. Today, more tourists encounter Italy through places like Las Vegas's The Venetian Hotel and Casino or Dubai's Mercato shopping mall than experience the country in Italy itself. Using an interdisciplinary methodology that includes archival research, ethnographic fieldwork, literary criticism, and spatial analysis,The Beautiful Country reveals destination Italy's paramount role in the creation of modern mass tourism.

Apocalypse in Rome

Author: Ronald G. Musto
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520233966
Release Date: 2003-05-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"A man of modest origins, Cola gained a reputation as a talented professional with an unparalleled knowledge of Rome's classical remains. After earning the respect and friendship of Petrarch and the sponsorship of Pope Clement VI, Cola won the affections and loyalties of all classes of Romans.".

Walford s Guide to Reference Material Social and historical sciences philosophy and religion

Author: Albert John Walford
Publisher: London : Library Association Pub.
ISBN: UCSC:32106015122325
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Reference

A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: philosophy and psychology; religion; social sciences, sociology, statistics, politics, economics, labour and employment; land and property, business organizations, finance and banking, and economic surveys; economic policies and controls, trade and commerce, business and management, and law; public administration, social services and welfare, education, customs and traditions; geography; biography; and history.