Book , Print in English

Whispering city : modern Rome and its histories

R.J.B. Bosworth.
  • New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011.
  • xvii, 358 pages : illustrations maps ; 25 cm.
Subjects
Summary
  • 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.
Contents
  • 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.
ISBN
  • 9780300114713 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 0300114710 (cloth : alk. paper)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2010033495
  • OCLC: 658809355