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Offline Seth Leonard

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Re: Books on Italian Royals
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2010, 11:52:04 AM »
Here are a few English-language books on the Bourbon-Two Sicilies:

The Bourbons of Naples: (1734-1825) by Harold Acton

The Last Bourbons of Naples (1825-1861) by Harold Acton

Maria Sophia, Queen of Naples by Clara Tschudi

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« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2010, 12:04:51 PM »
Harold ACTON has written two books:
1)The Bourbons of Naples 1737-1825 (in english). There are translations in italian and in french: I Borboni di Napoli 1737-1825 and Les Bourbons de Naples 1737-1825.
2) The last Bourbons de Naples 1825-1861 translated in italian : Gli ultimi Borboni di Napoli 1825-1861.
(No translation in french).
Other books:
Jean-Paul Garnier: Le dernier roi de Naples (french only)
Ferrucio Ferrara: Francesco I e Ferdinando II (italian)
Sandro Castronuovo: I cinque Borbone, la dinastia napoletana dal 1734 al 1860 (italian)

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Re: Books on Italian Royals
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2010, 12:10:32 PM »
 I might warn you, the Acton books can be hard to find and costly. But they are the best in English.
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Re: Books on Italian Royals
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2010, 12:24:50 PM »
Here are two Italian books I own about the House of Bourbon-Two-Sicilies; unfortunately I don't know if any of them has been translated into English or some other language...

-Francesco II di Borbone - L'ultimo Re di Napoli by Pier Giusto Jaeger
-Il Re Bomba - Ferdinando II, il Borbone di Napoli che per primo lottò contro l'unità d'Italia by Giuseppe Campolieti

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Re: Books on Italian Royals
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2010, 04:43:40 AM »
Francesco II e Maria Sofia - Iconografia dei Borbone di Napoli, by Sergio Della Valle.

It's full of portraits, watercolor paintings, historical prints and photographs of the Bourbons of Napoli (not only Francesco II and Maria Sofia actually).

The book it's in Italian, I don't know if there is an English version of it.



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« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2010, 06:08:09 AM »
Ferdinando II di Borbone - Il grande re, by Filippo Russo.



Again, I don't know if it was translated in English too.

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Re: Books on Italian Royals
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2010, 03:25:37 PM »
What are good bookstores in Italy?Rome,Milan,Venice....maybe other cities used or new
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Re: Books on Italian Royals
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2010, 01:49:37 PM »
Perhaps Feltrinelli's bookstores, they are quite everywhere in Italy.

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« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2010, 02:54:00 PM »
Hi Gleb

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Re: Books on Italian Royals
« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2010, 10:42:05 PM »
Perhaps Feltrinelli's bookstores, they are quite everywhere in Italy.
Just went to 2 of them in Rome and they didn't have any

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« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2010, 01:27:25 PM »
Perhaps Feltrinelli's bookstores, they are quite everywhere in Italy.
Just went to 2 of them in Rome and they didn't have any

I am sorry, it surprises me, but I confess I don't know personally those bookstores in Rome, in any case in Italy there is no interest for the past Royal Families, so it is almost natural  you did not find anything

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Re: Books on Italian Royals
« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2011, 08:57:56 AM »
Don't forget to mention this book: Vita di corte in Casa Savoia, written by HRH Princess Maria Gabriella di Savoia and Stefano Papi.
This is a very, very good book if you like to know more about the court life in the reign of the kings Umberto I, Victor Emmanuel III and Umberto II.
Recently, I bought this book and I am very positive about it, although I don't read Italian! There are a lot of photos in it, black and white and also in colour. The chapters are about the three queens in this period: Queen Margherita, Queen Elena and Queen Marie José. There are photos in it of palace interiors, menu cards, music programmes, rare photos of the Queens, photos of court dresses and photos of the wedding of Princess Marie José and Prince Umberto. A very interesting book!

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« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2011, 05:46:47 PM »
Don't forget to mention this book: Vita di corte in Casa Savoia, written by HRH Princess Maria Gabriella di Savoia and Stefano Papi.
This is a very, very good book if you like to know more about the court life in the reign of the kings Umberto I, Victor Emmanuel III and Umberto II.
Recently, I bought this book and I am very positive about it, although I don't read Italian! There are a lot of photos in it, black and white and also in colour. The chapters are about the three queens in this period: Queen Margherita, Queen Elena and Queen Marie José. There are photos in it of palace interiors, menu cards, music programmes, rare photos of the Queens, photos of court dresses and photos of the wedding of Princess Marie José and Prince Umberto. A very interesting book!
Hi Luc
 Yes it is a great book there is also another one By Princess Maria Gabriella and Stefano Papi :Jewellery of the House of Savoy (in English) ISBN 9788837052409