Sunday, January 15, 2012

Winter 2012 Catalog Online

We’ve just posted our complete Winter 2012 catalog as a downloadable PDF document. It contains information on all Italica Press publications, including title, author, ISBN, description, pricing, publication date, shipping weight, cover image, and formats. 
The catalog also contains hyperlinks to title entries on our web site (with complete title information), as well as an order form. The catalog may be viewed on screen or downloaded, printed, e-mailed or mailed to your colleagues or bookbuyers.
Among the many new listings in this year’s catalog are the various editions of Michael A.H. Newth’s translation of  The Song of Roland. These include both hardcover and paperback print editions, a Kindle edition, an audio book, and a special Kindle performance edition.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Medieval Naples: A Documentary History

We are happy to announce the publication of Ronald G. Musto’s Medieval Naples: A Documentary History 400–1400, Historical Texts. This title is one of Italica’s born-digital works and is now offered exclusively on the Kindle platform for both the Kindle itself and other handhelds, such as the iPad, iPhone and iPhone Touch. It incorporates all the texts available until now on the Medieval Naples section of our website and adds a new general introduction to the period, its historiography, and important research and interpretive issues. It will soon also be available in hardcover and paperback editions.
    Medieval Naples, 400–1400: A Documentary History is the first comprehensive and most complete English-language collection of sources yet to treat the history of the city from late Antiquity to the beginnings of the Renaissance. Sources are drawn from the historical, economic, literary, artistic, religious and cultural life from the fall of Rome through the Byzantine, Lombard, Norman, Hohenstaufen and Angevin periods.
    This work takes full advantage of digital resources: hyperlinking to complete bibliographical information on WorldCat, to Italica Press image galleries, to external web resources, including digital archives and manuscript collections, online reference works and images, and to our own online bibliographies and Interactive Map of Medieval Naples.