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Whispering city : modern Rome and its histories
- New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011.
- xvii, 358 pages : illustrations maps ; 25 cm.
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- In "Civilization and Its Discontents", Sigmund Freud claimed that Rome must be comprehended as 'not a human dwelling place but a mental entity', in which the palaces of the Caesars still stand alongside modern apartment buildings in layers of brick, mortar, and memory. This book accepts Freud.s challenge.
- 1. Rome and the Romes across time
- 2. Rome, revolution and history
- 3. Holy City: its past and future restored?
- 4. Roman revolution, national revolution
- 5. Italian Rome: rational and humanist
- 6. Italian Rome: national and imperialist
- 7. Rome, its histories and Fascist totalitarianism
- 8. Rome of Mussolini and his history wars
- 9. second Restoration? The Catholic and imperial Rome of Pius XII
- 10. Olympic Rome: sport, blood and histories
- 11. Eternity globalised.
- Other information
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 9780300114713 (cloth : alk. paper)
- 0300114710 (cloth : alk. paper)
- Identifying numbers
- LCCN: 2010033495
- OCLC: 658809355