: A history in seven sackings, from the Gauls to the Nazis

by Matthew Kneale
1st October, 2018

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A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Waterstone's Book of the Month, 2018 Nominated for the 2017 Pen Hessell-Tiltman Mail on Sunday's the Best Paperback, 2018 A sweeping history of the city of Rome, seen through the eyes of its most significant sackings, from the Gauls to the Nazis and everything in between. No city on earth has preserved its past as Rome has. Visitors can cross bridges that were crossed by Julius Caesar and explore temples visited by Roman emperors. These architectural survivals are all the more remarkable considering the city has been repeatedly ravaged by roving armies. From the Gauls to the Nazis, Matthew Kneale tells the stories behind the seven most important of these attacks and reveals, with fascinating insight, how they transformed the city - and not always for the worse. A meticulously researched, magical blend of travelogue, social and cultural history, Rome: A History in Seven Sackings is a celebration of the fierce courage, panache and vitality of the Roman people. Most of all, it is a passionate love letter to this incomparable city.

Details & Specs

Author: Matthew Kneale

Publisher: Atlantic Books

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781786492364

Publication Date: 1st October, 2018

Pages: 417

Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 31 mm

Notes: illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)

Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 3 days

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