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Rome (Modern city)

  • Rome Measured and Imaginedby Jessica Maier

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    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$ 20.00

    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$ 16.95

    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...

  • Rome and Religion in the Medieval Worldby Professor Owen M Phelan; Professor Valerie L Garver

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 139.95

    The original essays in this volume build upon Thomas F.X. Noble’s interest in Rome, especially his landmark contributions to the origins of the Papal States and early medieval image controversies, thus providing a panoramic and interdisciplinary exploration of Rome and religious culture. Drawing upon a wide range of sources, including manuscripts,... 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...

  • Top 10 Romeby Jeffrey Kennedy; Reid Bramblett

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 14.00

    Whether you're looking for the most beautiful churches, the greatest walks and itineraries, or the best shops and markets, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Rome will lead you straight to the very best this city has to offer. The fully updated guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels,... more...

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

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    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...

  • Let's Go Rome, Venice & Florenceby Inc. Harvard Student Agencies

    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...