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.
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Book Description Viking, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Rome: Biography of a City This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780670801299
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001571632
Book Description Penguin Group (Canada), Toronto, ON, Canada, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Good, ex-library with all attendant markings. Text block clean without markings. Bookseller Inventory # 5648
Book Description London: Viking, 1985. HB, 1st ED, 19.5x25cms, ix, double page map, 387pp, 99 b&w photographs plus other illustrations. Minor tanning to block edges, slightly bumped to ends. No inscriptions not price clipped. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 24734
Book Description Viking, 1985. 1st edition large quarto and VG+ ina VG+ dw. No marks and not price clipped, though heavy so postage will be extra. Bookseller Inventory # 37251
Book Description Viking, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good jacket. Illustrated in monochrome. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide. Robust packaging. Bookseller Inventory # 110413