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Rome : a history in seven sackings
Rome : a history in seven sackings
Kneale, Matthew, 1960-2017
Articles
No city on earth has preserved its past as has Rome. Visitors stand on bridges that were crossed by Julius Caesar and Cicero, walk around temples visited by Roman emperors, and step into churches that have hardly changed since popes celebrated mass in them 16 centuries ago. These architectural survivals are all the more remarkable considering the violent disasters that have struck the city. Afflicted by earthquakes, floods, fires and plagues, it has most of all been repeatedly ravaged by roving armies. This book examines the most important of these attacks and reveals, with fascinating insight, how they transformed the city - and not always for the worse.
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Imprint:
London : Atlantic Books, 2017.
Collation:
xii, 417 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781786492333 (hbk)
Dewey class:
945.632945.632 KNE
Language:
English
BRN:
2567839
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