The Resource Rome

Rome

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Rome
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Rome
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A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWaterstone's Book of the Month, 2018Nominated for the 2017 Pen Hessell-TiltmanDaily Telegraph's Best History Books of 2017Sunday Times' Best History Books of 2017A sweeping history of the city of Rome, seen through the eyes of its most significant sackings, from the Gauls to the Nazis and everything in between.No city on earth has preserved its past as Rome has. Visitors can cross bridges that were crossed by Cicero and Julius Caesar, explore temples visited by Roman emperors, and step into churches that have hardly changed since popes celebrated mass in them sixteen centuries ago.These architectural survivals are all the more remarkable considering the many disasters that have struck the city. Rome has been afflicted by earthquakes, floods, fires and plagues, but most of all it has been repeatedly ravaged by roving armies. From the Gauls to the Nazis, Matthew Kneale tells the stories behind the seven most important of these attacks and reveals, with fascinating insight, how they transformed the city - and not always for the worse. Using this entirely new approach to Rome's past he unveils how it became the city it is today. A meticulously researched, magical blend of travelogue, social and cultural history, Rome: A History in Seven Sackings is a celebration of the fierce courage, panache and vitality of the Roman people. Most of all, it is a passionate love letter to this incomparable city.'A masterpiece of pacing and suspense' Sunday Times'Fascinating... A delight' The Times 'Book of the Week'
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Kneale, Matthew
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dictionaries
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  • Nonfiction
  • History
  • Military
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Rome
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OVERDRIVE:f04e1ef1-423e-4acd-bc05-d2bb4d705f5e
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
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9781786492357
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optical disk
Label
Rome
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:f04e1ef1-423e-4acd-bc05-d2bb4d705f5e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781786492357
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
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