ROME: A History in Seven Sackings


ROME: A History in Seven Sackings

MATTHEW KNEALE    Book Number: 86983    Product format: Hardback

Rome is often called 'the eternal city'. The book, as the title suggests, is split into sections describing seven sackings of Rome: 'Gauls', 'Goths', 'More Goths', 'Normans', 'Spanish and Lutherans', 'French' and 'Nazis'. In Kneale's own words 'seven hills, seven sackings.' Despite the course of time, Kneale uncovers bridges that were crossed by Cicero and Julius Caesar, a temple nineteen centuries old, and Mussolini's Fascist propaganda and the Gestapo headquarters from during Nazi occupation - all of these can be found in Rome today. Admire the city's stonework, ranging from medieval statue of Romulus and Remus with their she-wolf mother and the Tor Sanguingna, a medieval tower hidden away among more modern buildings, to the interior of the Pantheon, the Obelisk at the Foro Mussolini (now Foro Olimpico) weighing over 300 tons, and the mosaic of Emperor Justinian and his retinue in Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna. Pour over images of St Augustine's 'City of God' from 1459 which depicts Rome in the high Middle-Ages with its fortress towers, Emile Jean Horace Vernet's painting of Pope Julius II ordering Bramante, Michaelangelo and Raphael to construct the Vatican and St Peter's from 1827, and caricatures from during the Nazi's sack of Rome including work from a weekly antifascist magazine, Il Beccho Giallo. 6.5" x 9.6", gorgeous quality colour and monochrome images and maps. 420pp.
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ISBN 978150119109
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