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Rome (Modern city)

  • Rome, Postmodern Narratives of a Cityscapeby Dom Holdaway

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Until the mid-twentieth century the Western imagination seemed intent on viewing Rome purely in terms of its classical past or as a stop on the Grand Tour. This collection of essays looks at Rome from a postmodern perspective, including analysis of the city's 'unmappability', its fragmented narratives and its iconic status in literature and film. more...

  • Rome Measured and Imaginedby Jessica Maier

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 50.00

    At the turn of the fifteenth century, Rome was in the midst of a dramatic transformation from what the fourteenth-century poet Petrarch had termed a ?crumbling city? populated by ?broken ruins? into a prosperous Christian capital. Scholars, artists, architects, and engineers fascinated by Rome were spurred to develop new graphic modes for depicting... more...

  • Strolling Through Romeby Mario Erasmo

    I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 14.95

    Rome, the Eternal City - birthplace of western civilisation and soul of the ancient world - has a history that stretches back two thousand five hundred years. It is also one of the most-visited places in the world, but where does one begin to delve into two millennia of history, culture, art and architecture, whilst also navigating the vibrant modern... more...

  • 50 Places in Rome, Florence and Venice Every Woman Should Goby Susan Van Allen

    Travelers' Tales 2014; US$ 16.99

    Following the critically acclaimed 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go , Susan Van Allen adds new gems to her selection of the best spots for female travelers in Italy's most popular cities, (Rome, Florence, and Venice), along with enticing Golden Day itineraries to make vacation dreams come true. Like a savvy traveler girlfriend whispering... more...

  • The Spirit of Romeby Vernon Lee

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Italy springs to life in the pages of this collection of luminous essays, vignettes and observations from Vernon Lee. Presented as fragments from an old diary kept by an expatriate whose youth was spent in Rome, the vivid descriptions and innovative narrative structure make this an unforgettable read. 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...

  • 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...

  • The Seven Hills of Romeby Grant Heiken; Renato Funiciello; Donatella de Rita; Walter Veltroni

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 31.95 US$ 25.56

    From humble beginnings, Rome became perhaps the greatest intercontinental power in the world. Why did this historic city become so much more influential than its neighbor, nearby Latium, which was peopled by more or less the same stock? Over the years, historians, political analysts, and sociologists have discussed this question ad infinitum , without... 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...

  • Chronicles of Old Romeby Tamara Thiessen

    Museyon 2012; US$ 14.99

    Discover la dolce vita on this grand tour of Italy?s historic capital told through 30 dramatic true stories spanning nearly 3,000 years, plus detailed walking tours complete with easy-to-read maps. From the Curia Pompei, site of Julius Caesar?s assassination in 44 BC, to the Borgia Apartments in the Vatican, see the real-life places where history... more...