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Books for Courses: Spring 2018

The list below gives the books required for the classes this coming semester.

Purchasing books

The least expensive way to purchase books is to buy them in the US and bring them to Italy. Students may, alternatively, have them shipped to the Rome campus (see the mail page for address and instructions). It is always best to have books shipped to Rome directly from a European-based distributor, like or Delivery can take quite a while in Europe. The cost will of course be more expensive than purchasing them in the US, since the books are printed in the US. It is not advisable to privately ship books from the US to the Rome campus.

Book list

CLAS318R Art and Architecture of Ancient Rome (Loyola equivalent: HS321)

  • Steven L. Tuck, History of Roman Art (Malden, MA: Wiley, 2015), ISBN 978-1444330267. 
  • Amanda Claridge, Rome: An Archaeological Guide, 2nd edition (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), ISBN 978-0199546831.

ENG378 Italy in American and British Literature (Loyola equivalent EN 200)

HIST317A Modern Italy since 1860

Required readings will be available on Blackboard.
Strongly recommended books to be purchased

  • John McCormick, Understanding the European Union: A Concise Introduction, 4th edition (2008)
  • Mark Mazower, Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century (New York: Vintage, 1998)
  • Martin Gilbert, European Integration: A Concise History(Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2012)

HIST 206R History of Rome from Ancient Times until Today

  • Rabun Taylor, Katherine Wentworth Rinne, Spiro Kostof, Rome: An Urban History from Antiquity to the Present (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016)

CUA Italian Courses

Loyola Italian Courses

  • Materials will be provided in Rome 

PHIL310 Philosophy of Art (Loyola equivalent: PL220)

  • Steven M. Cahn and Aaron Meskin, Aesthetics: A Comprehensive Anthology (New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2007), ISBN 978-1405154352.
  • The Essential Plotinus, trans. Elmer O'Brien (Indianapolis, IN: Hackett, 1975), ISBN 978-0915144099.
  • Immanuel Kant, Critique of Judgment, trans. Werner Pluhar (Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing, 2011), ISBN 978-0872200258.
  • Martin Heidegger, "The Origin of the Work of Art," in Basic Writings, ed and trans. David Farrell Krell (San Fransciso: Harper Collins, 1993), 130-212, ISBN 978-0060637637.

TRS362R Theology of the Church in Rome (Loyola equivalent: TH204)

  • Avery Dulles, Models of the Church, revised ed. (New York: Doubleday, 2002).
  • Austin Flannery, Editor, Vatican Council II: The Basic Sixteen Documents (Northport, NY: Costello Publishing, 1966) [Also online].
  • Walter Kasper, The Catholic Church: Nature, Reality, and Mission (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015).
  • Klaus Schatz, Papal Primacy: From its Origins to the Present (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1996).