Italy

One of the most resilient clichés in the historiography on medieval Italy is the one according to which, when it comes to urban history, Rome...

How can we understand contemporary Italy? A country where Silvio Berlusconi held sway for some 20 years or so has had some serious image problems...

Food and drink have a habit of landing Rome’s leaders in trouble.

One sometimes forgotten admirer of both the Venetian and British empires was Adolf Hitler. The Führer frequently lauded each as having found the...

Larry Gragg investigates the evidence behind ‘Bugsy Siegels claim that he planned to kill the high-ranking Nazi in 1939.

‘Who knows? Perhaps the true truth will never be known’, an Italian in a deckchair says to a girl on the beach who has asked him, ‘What is the...

The history of post-Risorgimento, post-Unification Italy has been much discussed, but relatively rarely has the history of the states...

Emilio Lussu led an extraordinary life. Born into a wealthy family in Sardinia, he was studying law when Italy entered the First World War in 1915...

The struggle for control of the straits dividing Sicily from southern Italy brought the two great empires of the Mediterranean, Carthage and Rome, head to head. It was a world in which ruthless mercenaries prospered.

Despite its small size, the Royal Academy’s exhibition on Giovanni Battista Moroni is a blockbuster in the proper sense of the word.

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