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Rome: Eternal City - Ferdinand Addis

Rome: Eternal City - Ferdinand Addis

Title: Rome

Author:  Ferdinand Addis

ISBN:  9781781851883

Weight:  990g

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Rome by Ferdinand Addis

A thrilling portrait of the city at the heart of Western civilization, brought to life in twenty-two scenes from its 2,500-year history.

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.

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Rome
Sub title Eternal City
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Edition features

The main body of the book is 586 pages, which includes three 8-page sections of colour & monochrome images.

The front matter has an additional 6 pages:

Contents [ 1 page]
A note on dates [1]
Maps [4 ]

The back matter has a further 41 pages:

Sources for quoted material [2 pages]
Bibliography [13]
Acknowledgements [1]
Image credits [1]
Index [24]

Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher Head of Zeus
Imprint Apollo
Publication date
Printed by CPI GmbH, Leck
ISBN 13 9781781851883
ISBN 10 1781851883
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 586 [main body]
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 163 x 51mm
Weight 1.255kg [heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Adam Laycock
Design Leo Nickolls
Maps Jamie Whyte

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