Rome: A History In Seven Sackings
- Warfare, The Ancient World, European History
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Rome’s eternal invasions
In no other city is history as present as it is in Rome. Today visitors can walk in the footsteps of emperors and visit churches from the earliest days of Christianity—all the more remarkable considering that the city has been invaded and sacked repeatedly.
Matthew Kneale, a longtime resident of Rome, tells its story through seven pivotal moments, from the early Roman Republic through the Renaissance and the Reformation to the German occupation in World War II.
While dramatically chronicling each assault, Kneale evokes the essence of Rome at these crisis points—what the city looked and smelled like, the spirit of its residents, and the culture at its heart. It is a remarkable window into how Rome became the wondrous city it is today.
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|Release Date:||May 15, 2018|