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Author Nicassio, Susan Vandiver.

Title Imperial city : Rome, Romans and Napoleon, 1796-1815 / Susan Vandiver Nicassio ; preface by Claudio Rendina.

Published Welwyn Garden City : Ravenhall, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  945.632082 NICA    AVAILABLE
Physical description 255 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-252) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Urbe et Orbe : the city and the world -- Ch. 2. The city -- Ch. 3. The people -- Ch. 4. Joys -- Ch. 5. The turning year -- Ch. 6. Sorrows -- Ch. 7. Money, school and work -- Ch. 8. The new regime -- Ch. 9. The empire versus God -- Ch. 10. Restorations.
Summary "In 1798 the armies of the French Revolution transformed Rome from the capital of the Papal States into a radical Jacobin Roman Republic. Although the experiment was soon abandoned the city then grappled with political chaos only to be absorbed into Napoleonic France in 1811." "Susan Vandiver Nicassio now presents a picture of everyday life in Rome in these two turbulent decades. Basing her study on primary sources, she reveals what life was really like for the Romans as they enjoyed or endured Napoleonic rule." "Imperial City guides us through Rome, through its ruins and slums, its palaces and churches. We learn what Romans ate, drank, wore, and read; how they played and prayed (sometimes at the same time): and how they loved and married and died." "We see the great festivals, from carnival to the Days of the Dead; the music, the art, dancing, songs and games; the random violence in public houses and the intrigue behind closed doors."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Rome (Italy) -- History -- 1798-1870.
Rome (Italy) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Rome (Italy) -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Rome (Italy) -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.
Rome (Italy) -- Politics and government -- 18th century.
Rome (Italy) -- History -- Revolution, 1798-1799.
ISBN 1905043066