Boek cover Rome van Ferdinand Addis


Eternal City

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uitgever Head Of Zeus
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Hardcover
Afmetingen 23,4 x 15,3 x 5,5 cm
Aantal paginas 648 pagina's
Illustraties Nee
Uitgever Head Of Zeus
NUR code 683
Subtitel Eternal City
Thema Subject Code NHDA


The history of the city of Rome is broken down into twenty-two pivotal episodes in which events there set the course of Western civilisation, with close analysis of Caesar's assassination, Bernini's creation of St Peter's Basilica, the degeneration of Mussolini and the era of }La Dolce Vita{. In a similar vein to Simon Sebag Montefiore's }Jerusalem: A Biography{

Why does Rome continue to exert a hold on the world's imagination? Ferdinand Addis brings the myth of Rome alive by concentrating on vivid episodes from its long and unimaginably rich history. Each of his beautifully composed chapters is an evocative, self-contained narrative, whether it is the murder of Caesar; the near-destruction of the city by the Gauls in 387 BC; the construction of the Colosseum and the fate of the gladiators; Bernini's creation of the Baroque masterpiece that is St Peter's Basilica; the brutal crushing of republican dreams in 1849; the sinister degeneration of Mussolini's first state, or the magical, corrupt Rome of Fellini's La Dolce Vita.
This is an epic, kaleidoscopic history of a city indelibly associated with republicanism and dictatorship, Christian orthodoxy and its rivals, high art and low life in all its forms.

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