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Rome (Modern city)

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  • Potiphar's Wifeby Kieran Tapsell

    ATF Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    The ‘cover-up’ of child sexual abuse by the Catholic Church has been occurring under the pontificate of six popes since 1922. For 1500 years, the Catholic Church accepted that clergy who sexually abused children deserved to be stripped of their status as priests and then imprisoned. A series of papal and Council decrees from the twelfth century... more...

  • Rom und Mailand in der Spätantikeby Therese Fuhrer

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 0.00

    The multidisciplinary contributions to this collection of papers look at Rome as the cultural and Milan as the political capital in the 4th and 5th centuries. In the literature of the time both cities were perceived as spaces in which the political and clerical power struggles, and the political and cultural changes which were so important... more...

  • Romeby Christopher Hibbert

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 31.98

    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...

  • The Rome Guideby Mauro Lucentini

    Interlink Publishing 2012; US$ 18.00

    A unique, clever, informative, and incomparable guide to Rome Written by one of Italy's most distinguished journalists, this guidebook-a favorite in Italy and Germany-combines vivid, engaging descriptions and background with great practicality and enormous breadth of knowledge. A book both for people visiting Rome for the first time and for those... more...

  • The Smiles of Romeby Susan Cahill

    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...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Ancient Romeby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    Do you know what the ancient Romans used instead of soap? Which emperor made his horse into a senator? Who was the god of music, light and truth? And how would a gladiator request an honourable death in battle? All these questions and more are answered in this fascinating easy-to-read guide to ancient Rome. Whether you are studying the subject and... more...

  • Apocalypse in Romeby Ronald G. Musto

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 85.00

    On May 20, 1347, Cola di Rienzo overthrew without violence the turbulent rule of Rome?s barons and the absentee popes. A young visionary and the best political speaker of his time, Cola promised Rome a return to its former greatness. Ronald G. Musto?s vivid biography of this charismatic leader?whose exploits have enlivened the work of poets, composers,... more...

  • Greetings from Romeby Editors of Thunder Bay Press

    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...

  • Imperial Cityby Susan Vandiver Nicassio

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 19.00

    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 city... more...

  • Rome and Religion in the Medieval Worldby Professor Owen M Phelan; Professor Valerie L Garver; Dr Brenda Bolton; Professor Anne J Duggan; Dr Damian J Smith

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95

    Rome and Religion in the Medieval World provides a panoramic and interdisciplinary exploration of Rome and religious culture. The studies build upon or engage Thomas F.X. Noble?s interest in Rome, especially his landmark contributions to the origins of the Papal States and early medieval image controversies. Scholars from a variety of disciplines... more...