Continuing Encounters Between Past and Present

Author: Dorigen Sophie Caldwell,Lesley Caldwell

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409417620

Category: History

Page: 262

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Few other cities can compare with Rome's history of continuous habitation, nor with the survival of so many different epochs in its present. This volume explores how the city's past has shaped the way in which Rome has been built, rebuilt, represented and imagined throughout its history. An imaginative approach to the study of the urban and architectural make-up of Rome, this volume will be valuable not only for historians of art and architecture, but also for students of cultural history and film studies.


A City Out of Print

Author: Rose Marie San Juan

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816637911

Category: History

Page: 320

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"Focusing on images and descriptions of movement and spectacle - everyday street activities, congregations in market piazzas, life in the Jewish ghetto and the plague hospital, papal and other ceremonial processions, public punishment, and pilgrimage routes - Rose Marie San Juan uncovers the social tensions and conflicts within seventeenth-century Roman society that are both concealed within and prompted by mass-produced representations of the city. These depictions of Rome - guidebooks, street posters, broadsheets and brochures, topographic and thematic maps, city views, and collectible images of landmarks and other famous sights - redefined the ways in which public space was experienced, controlled, and utilized, encouraging tourists, pilgrims, and penitents while constraining the activities and movements of women, merchants, dissidents, and Jews."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Day One

Author: Andrea Carandini

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691180792

Category: History

Page: 184

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Andrea Carandini's archaeological discoveries and controversial theories about ancient Rome have made international headlines over the past few decades. In this book, he presents his most important findings and ideas, including the argument that there really was a Romulus--a first king of Rome--who founded the city in the mid-eighth century BC, making it the world's first city-state, as well as its most influential. Rome: Day One makes a powerful and provocative case that Rome was established in a one-day ceremony, and that Rome's first day was also Western civilization's. Historians tell us that there is no more reason to believe that Rome was actually established by Romulus than there is to believe that he was suckled by a she-wolf. But Carandini, drawing on his own excavations as well as historical and literary sources, argues that the core of Rome's founding myth is not purely mythical. In this illustrated account, he makes the case that a king whose name might have been Romulus founded Rome one April 21st in the mid-eighth century BC, most likely in a ceremony in which a white bull and cow pulled a plow to trace the position of a wall marking the blessed soil of the new city. This ceremony establishing the Palatine Wall, which Carandini discovered, inaugurated the political life of a city that, through its later empire, would influence much of the world. Uncovering the birth of a city that gave birth to a world, Rome: Day One reveals as never before a truly epochal event.


An Oxford Archaeological Guide

Author: Amanda Claridge,Judith Toms,Tony Cubberley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199546835

Category: History

Page: 540

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The ultimate guide to all the important archaeological sites in the city of Rome from the period 800 BC to AD 600, with over 200 site maps, plans, and photographs, covering everything from the Colosseum to the Catacombs and including an introduction that offers essential background to the culture and history of ancient Rome, information about museums and opening times, a chronology for reference, and comprehensive glossaries of essential terms. For this newedition the original text has been extensively revised, adding over 20 more sites and illustrations, the itineraries have been re-organized and expanded to suit the many changes that have taken place in thepast decade, and the practical information and references have been fully updated.


A Living Portrait of an Ancient City

Author: Stephen L. Dyson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421401010

Category: History

Page: 488

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In doing so, he offers a dramatic picture of a complex and changing urban center that, despite its flaws, flourished for centuries.


Die grüne Hölle von Rod

Author: Attila Heller

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3737527563


Page: 524

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An Empire's Story

Author: Greg Woolf

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191626864

Category: History

Page: 384

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The idea of empire was created in ancient Rome and even today the Roman empire offers a powerful image for thinking about imperialism. Traces of its monuments and literature can be found across Europe, the Near East, and North Africa - and sometimes even further afield. This is the story of how this mammoth empire was created, how it was sustained in crisis, and how it shaped the world of its rulers and subjects - a story spanning a millennium and a half. Chapters that tell the story of the unfolding of Rome's empire alternate with discussions based on the most recent evidence into the conditions that made the Roman imperial achievement possible and also so durable, covering topics as diverse as ecology, slavery, and the cult paid to gods and men. Rome was not the only ancient empire. Comparison with other imperial projects helps us see what it was that was so distinctive about ancient Rome. Ancient Rome has also often been an explicit model for other imperialisms. Rome, An Empire's Story shows quite how different Roman imperialism was from modern imitations. The story that emerges outlines the advantages of Rome had over its neighbours at different periods - some planned, some quite accidental - and the stages by which Rome's rulers successively had to change the way they ruled to cope with the problems of growth. As Greg Woolf demonstrates, nobody ever planned to create a state that would last more than a millennium and a half, yet the short term politics of alliances between successively wider groups created a structure of extraordinary stability. Rome's Empire was able, in the end, to survive barbarian migrations, economic collapse and even the conflicts between a series of world religions that had grown up within it, in the process generating an imagery and a myth of empire that is apparently indestructible.

Rome onder verscheiden regeeringsvormen

beschouwd in drie verhandelingen over de inleiding der romeinsche jaarboeken van C. C. Tacitus vertaald door Pieter Cornelisz'Hooft

Author: Johannes de Bruine

Publisher: N.A



Page: 112

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The Biography of a City

Author: Christopher Hibbert

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014192716X

Category: History

Page: 400

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This beautifully written, informative study is a portrait, a history and a superb guide book, capturing fully the seductive beauty and the many layered past of the Eternal City. It covers 3,000 years of history from the city’s quasi-mythical origins, through the Etruscan kings, the opulent glory of classical Rome, the decadence and decay of the Middle Ages and the beauty and corruption of the Renaissance, to its time at the heart of Mussolini’s fascist Italy. Exploring the city’s streets and buildings, peopled with popes, gladiators, emperors, noblemen and peasants, this volume details the turbulent and dramatic history of Rome in all its depravity and grandeur.

Rome the Cosmopolis

Author: Catharine Edwards,Greg Woolf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521030113

Category: Art

Page: 249

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Rome stands today for an empire and for a city. The essays gathered in this volume explore some of the many ways in which the two were interwoven. Rome was fed, beautified and enriched by empire just as it was swollen, polluted, infected and occupied by it. Empire was paraded in the streets of Rome, and exhibited in the city's buildings. Empire also made the city ineradicably foreign, polyglot, an alien capital, and a focus for un-Roman activities. The city was where the Roman cosmos was most concentrated, and so was most contested. Deploying a range of methodologies on materials ranging from Egyptian obelisks to human skeletal remains, via Christian art and Latin poetry, the contributors to this volume weave a series of pathways through the world-city, exploring the different kinds of centrality Rome had in the empire. The result is a startlingly original picture of both empire and city.

Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome

Author: J. B. Campbell

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807834807

Category: History

Page: 585

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Figuring in myth, religion, law, the military, commerce, and transportation, rivers were at the heart of Rome's increasing exploitation of the environment of the Mediterranean world. In Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome, Brian Campbell explores

When in Rome

An Introduction to Relativism and Knowledge

Author: Nancy L. Gifford

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780873956673

Category: Philosophy

Page: 159

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Rome Across Time and Space

Cultural Transmission and the Exchange of Ideas, C.500-1400

Author: Claudia Bolgia,Rosamond McKitterick,John Osborne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052119217X

Category: History

Page: 351

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An exploration of the significance of medieval Rome, both as a physical city and an idea with immense cultural capital.


Author: Nicola Barber

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237525651

Category: Romans

Page: 48

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Highly illustrated, this title in the Alpha Holy Cities series offers clear and simple information on the important religious city of Rome. Giving a brief history of this fascinating city, the book looks at how Rome was once home of the Roman gods within a vast and powerful empire. It goes on to look at the city's social, economic and cultural developments and the role of its spiritual leaders to explain how Rome is now at the heart of the largest Christian Church in the world: the Roman Catholic Church.


From Its Foundation to the Present

Author: Stewart Perowne

Publisher: N.A


Category: Rome (Italy)

Page: 246

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Detroit and Rome

Building on the Past

Author: Melanie Grunow Sobocinski,Michele V. Ronnick,Marlise Beaudoen

Publisher: The Regents of the Univ of Michigan

ISBN: 0933691092

Category: Architecture

Page: 127

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A comparative study of urban form and the reuse of buildings in modern Detroit and Rome (Italy). This exhibition catalog includes 3 U scholarly essays and 25 catalog entries describing the Usage history of buildings in Detroit & Rome.