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- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00
Modern Rome is a city rife with contradictions. Once the seat of ancient glory, it is now often the object of national contempt. It plays a significant part on the world stage, but the concerns of its residents are often deeply parochial. And while they live in the seat of a world religion, Romans can be vehemently anticlerical. These tensions between... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 35.00
Four generations of the aristocratic Barberini family and its "vassals" clashed over how the early modern Roman countryside should be governed. Villagers cultivated noble interference, but they frequently resisted it through the strategies of adversarial literacy, and political ways of reading and writing, that challenged the noble hegemony. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00
In 1798, the armies of the French Revolution tried to transform Rome from the capital of the Papal States to a Jacobin Republic. For the next two decades, Rome was the subject of power struggles between the forces of the Empire and the Papacy, while Romans endured the unsuccessful efforts of Napoleon’s best and brightest to pull the ancient... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
Take a Roman holiday with some of the world?s greatest writers Explore the Palatine with Elizabeth Bowen. Visit the temple of the Vestal Virgins with Georgina Masson. Analyze Michelangelo?s Moses with Sigmund Freud. Stroll through ancient streets with Goethe and with Henry James. Share Alice Steinbach?s midnight epiphany on a shabby hotel balcony.... more...
- DK Publishing 2013; US$ 14.00
Now available in ePub format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Rome will lead travelers straight to the very best this city has to offer. Whether one is looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or the best nightspots, this guide is the perfect travel companion. Readers can rely on dozens of Top 10 lists--from the Top 10 museums... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2001; Not Available
This beautifully written, informative study is a portrait, a history and a superb guide book, capturing fully the seductive beauty and the many layered past of the Eternal City. It covers 3,000 years of history from the city's quasi-mythical origins, through the Etruscan kings, the opulent glory of classical Rome, the decadence and decay of the Middle... more...
- Hg2 2011; US$ 12.00
Between the splendors of the modern and ancient worlds that make up the Eternal City are small backstreets and wide piazzas humming with the hustle and bustle of everyday Roman life. Colorful, local trattorias sit beside the smartest of international restaurants. From the majesty of the Colisseum to the magical frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, Rome... more...
- Thunder Bay Press 2012; US$ 4.99
Walk the streets of Rome, and you?ll experience thousands of years of history come alive. But as you marvel at the beauty of the Sistine Chapel and the majesty of the Colosseum, you will also pass elegantly chic shops and restaurants serving the best spaghetti carbonara you?ve ever tasted. The present and the past mingle easily in Rome ? and in this... more...
- Avalon Travel 2013; US$ 14.99
Welcome to Italy, the laid-back land of Roman majesty, Tuscan sunshine, and Venetian romance?at least, that?s what they say in the tourist brochures. Our student researchers have lived the real vita bella ?dodging rogue scooters, unscheduled bus strikes, and overeager Italian suitors?in order to bring you the coverage that really matters. Their irreverent,... more...