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Rome The Biography of a City

ISBN-10: 0140070788
ISBN-13: 9780140070781
Edition: 1987
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Description: From the city's mythical origins, through the glory of Empire, the decadence and decay of the Middle Ages and the beauty of the Renaissance, to its time at the heart of Mussolini's fascist Italy, this is a history of 3000 years in the history of  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/15/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

From the city's mythical origins, through the glory of Empire, the decadence and decay of the Middle Ages and the beauty of the Renaissance, to its time at the heart of Mussolini's fascist Italy, this is a history of 3000 years in the history of Rome.

Christopher Hibbert: March 5, 1924 -- December 21, 2008 Historian Christopher Hibbert was born as Arthur Raymond Hibbert in Enderby, England in 1924. He dropped out of Oriel College to join the Army. He served with the London Irish Rifles and won the Military Cross. He earned a degree in history in 1948. Before becoming a full-time nonfiction writer, he worked as a real estate agent and a television critic for Truth magazine. He wrote more than 60 books throughout his lifetime including The Road to Tyburn (1957), Il Duce: The Life of Benito Mussolini(1962), George IV: Prince of Wales, 1762-1811 (1972), and George IV: Regent and King, 1812-1830 (1973). Hibbert was awarded the Heinemann Award for Literature in 1962 for The Destruction of Lord Raglan. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Geographical Society, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Literature by the University of Leicester. He died from bronchial pneumonia on December 21, 2008 at the age of 84.

Author's Note
Myths, Monarchs and Republicans
Imperial Rome
Bread and Circuses
Catacombs and Christians
Infamy and Anarchy
Saints, Tyrants and Anti-Popes
'The Refuge of All the Nations'
Renaissance and Decadence
Patrons and Parasites
The Sack of Rome
Recovery and Reform
Bernini and the Baroque
Il Settecento
Napoleonic Interlude
The Risorgimento and the Roman Question
Royal Rome
Roma Fascista
Epilogue: The Eternal City
Notes on Topography, Buildings and Works of Art
Sources
Index

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