Rome A History in Seven Sackings, from the Gauls to the Nazis

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A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Waterstone's Book of the Month, 2018 Nominated for the 2017 Pen Hessell-Tiltman Mail on Sunday's the Best Paperback, 2018 A 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 Julius Caesar and explore temples visited by Roman emperors. These architectural survivals are all the more remarkable considering the city 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. 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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781786492364
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Imprint: Atlantic Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 945.632
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xii, 417 , 16 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 434g
Height: 189mm
Width: 178mm
Spine width: 32mm