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TWO New Italian Easy Reader Ebooks this month (one is 25% off!)

This month at we have not one but TWO new ‘easy Italian reader’ ebooks for you to check out!

As always, there are free sample chapters. And as always, the audio is available for anyone to listen to online, no purchase required!

Easy Italian readers - Ashraf, l'arciere dell'imperatore - cover image

The first story is the B2-C1 level ‘Ashraf, l’arciere dell’imperatore‘, which is set in the Italian peninsula in the thirteenth century.

In the early thirteenth century, Frederick II became Holy Roman Emperor and King of the southern parts of Italy. But in Sicily, a large muslim community rebelled against his rule, so were brutally deported, a safe distance away, to the mainland city of Lucera.

An educated man, the Emperor could speak multiple foreign languages, including Arabic. He enjoyed mixing with the wise men of his day, many of whom were muslim scientists, philosophers or political advisors. With their advice and support, he went on to make peace with the Sultan and to become King of Jerusalem.

Fredrick’s relationship with contemporary popes, at the time the ultimate spiritual authorities and so rivals for power in the Italian pensinsula and elsewhere, was much less positive! Perhaps suspicious of the conflicted loyalties of fellow Christians, the emperor recruiting muslim archers, cavalry and even his personal bodyguard from the exiled Sicilian muslim community, men who would be loyal only to him.

Meanwhile, back in Lucera, a muslim young boy is being schooled in archery by his unsmiling, one-armed father…

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
  • .mobi (Kindle-compatible) and .epub (other ebook readers) available on request at no extra charge – just add a note to the order form or email us
  • 8 chapters to read and listen to
  • Comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • Italian/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
  • Suitable for students at intermediate level or above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Buy ‘Ashraf, l’arciere dell’imperatore‘, £7.99! | Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) | Catalog

Our second new ebook is not an original story like ‘Ashraf, l’arciere dell’imperatore‘, but is aimed at students of a similar level.

Easy Italian readers - Il Medioevo - cover image

Il Medioevo‘ is our ebook version of a thirty-part series of articles with online audio that walks a curious student of Italian through a neglected period of history, from the end of the Roman empire in 476 CE to the fall of Constantinople, nearly a thousand years later in 1453 CE.

While the articles that make up this ebook are available for free at, this version of the material (.pdf, .mobi Kindle-compatible, .epub versions available) is easily printable and/or readable on an ebook reader, such as the Kindle.

Please note: unlike our other ‘easy reader’ ebooks, for reasons of length (over eighty pages of text with online audio) this one does not contain glossaries of difficult words nor comprehension exercises after each chapter. Take a look at the free sample chapters before you buy!

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
  • .mobi (Kindle-compatible) and .epub (other ebook readers) available on request at no extra charge – just add a note to the order form or email us
  • 30 CHAPTERS to read and listen to!
  • Suitable for students at intermediate level or above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapters (.pdf)

Buy ‘Il Medioevo ‘, just £5.99 this week! | Free Sample Chapters (.pdf) | Catalog


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