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- 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...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 63.00
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...
- Museyon Inc 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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2005; US$ 26.95
Only a renaissance man could have described this glorious city in its heyday. And only Carlo Levi, writer, painter, politician and one of the last century's most celebrated talents, could depict Rome at the height of its optimism and vitality after World War II. In Fleeting Rome, the era of post war 'La Dolce Vita' is brought magnificently to life... 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...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 44.00
We live in a material world—our homes are filled with things, from electronics to curios and hand-me-downs, that disclose as much about us and our aspirations as they do about current trends. But we are not the first: the early modern period was a time of expanding consumption, when objects began to play an important role in defining gender... 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...
- 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...