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Rome: A History in Seven Sackings

Book Specification

Binding Hardcover , Hardcover
Language English
Number Of Pages 432
Author Matthew Kneale
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Isbn-10 1501191098
Isbn-13 9781501191091
Dimension 15.24*3.81*22.86

Rome: A History in Seven Sackings

Matthew Kneale's Rome: A History in Seven Sackings

"Kneale's account is a masterpiece of pacing and suspense. Characters from the city's history spring to life in his hands." —The Sunday Times (London)

Novelist and historian Matthew Kneale, a longtime resident of Rome, tells the story of the Eternal City—from the early Roman Republic through the Renaissance and the Reformation to Mussolini and the German occupation in World War Two—through pivotal moments that defined its history.

Rome, the Eternal City. It is a hugely popular tourist destination with a rich history, famed for such sites as the Colosseum, the Forum, the Pantheon, St. Peter’s, and the Vatican. In no other city is history as present as it is in Rome. Today visitors can stand on bridges that Julius Caesar and Cicero crossed; walk around temples in the footsteps of emperors; visit churches from the earliest days of Christianity.

This is all the more remarkable considering what the city has endured over the centuries. It has been ravaged by fires, floods, earthquakes, and—most of all—by roving armies. These have invaded repeatedly, from ancient times to as recently as 1943. Many times Romans have shrugged off catastrophe and remade their city anew.

Matthew Kneale uses seven of these crisis moments to create a powerful and captivating account of Rome’s extraordinary history. He paints portraits of the city before each assault, describing what it looked like, felt like, smelled like and how Romans, both rich and poor, lived their everyday lives. He shows how the attacks transformed Rome—sometimes for the better. With drama and humor he brings to life the city of Augustus, of Michelangelo and Bernini, of Garibaldi and Mussolini, and of popes both saintly and very worldly. He shows how Rome became the chaotic and wondrous place it is today. Rome: A History in Seven Sackings offers a unique look at a truly remarkable city.
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Why you should read Rome: A History in Seven Sackings by Matthew Kneale

This book has been written by Matthew Kneale, who has written books like Rome: A History in Seven Sackings,Rome: A History in Seven Sackings,An Atheist's History of Belief,English Passengers. The books are written in Ancient,History of Religion,Contemporary Fiction category. This book is read by people who are interested in reading books in category : Ancient. So, if you want to explore books similar to This book, you must read and buy this book.

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Excellent 14 hours
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