⫷ Early reader series ❀ PDF by Matthew Kneale ⇲

⫷ Early reader series ❀ PDF by Matthew Kneale ⇲ ⫷ Early reader series ❀ PDF by Matthew Kneale ⇲ Rome INTRODUCTION THERE IS NO city like Rome No other great metropolis has preserved its past so well In Rome you can cross bridges that were crossed by Cicero and Julius Caesar, you can stand in a temple nineteen centuries old or walk into a church where a hundred popes have celebrated mass As well as the citys famous sights the fountains, the Pantheon, the Colosseum, St Peters, the Sistine Chapel you can also see Mussolinis Fascist propaganda, much of it still intact The Romans have even kept the citys Gestapo headquarters from the Nazi occupation That so much has survived is all the remarkable considering what Rome has endured over the centuries dozens of catastrophic floods, fires, earthquakes, plagues and, most of all, attacks by enemy armies When I first came to Rome at the age of eight I had never seen a city that had so much of its past on show My fascination grew and as I became older I returned many times For the last fifteen years I have lived in Rome, studying it and getting to know every stone of the city I realized I wanted to write about Romes past and show how it has become the city it is today to tell the citys whole story from three thousand years ago to present times There was a problem Romes past is a vast subject The city has changed so greatly that there have been many Romes, each of which would be largely unrecognizable to Romans of other times Books that try to recount the citys entire history tend to suffer from being too long, and yet also too hurried, as they struggle to race through events Much of my writing has been fiction, and novels, among many other things, require a strong, clear structure I began wondering what structure could be used to frame Romes history while avoiding an endless stream of and thens An idea came to me focusing on a handful of moments throughout the citys existence moments that changed the city and set it on a new direction Sackings were the obvious choice As Romans ruefully observe, Rome has had no shortage of them Seven seemed a good number Seven hills, seven sackings I found the ones that were most important to Romes history, and which also fell at moments when the city had a character wholly distinct from other eras I began to envisage how each chapter could be told, like a story First, we would see the enemy advancing on the city and we would learn who they were and what had brought them Next, we would pause and look at what the city had been like before the crisis had begun, when it still enjoyed a sense of normality We would be presented with a kind of vast postcard from Rome describing what it looked like, felt like and smelt like what Romans rich and poor owned what united and divided them what their homes were like what they ate what they believed how clean they were how cosmopolitan how they amused themselves what they thought about sex how their men and women treated one another and how long they could expect to live Along the way we would see how Rome had changed since the last postcard and so like joining the dots in a puzzle we would glimpse the citys whole history Finally, we would return to the drama of the sacking, discovering how the enemy broke into the city, what they did there and how Rome was changed by what took place I have been researching this book for fifteen years It has been a pleasure to write as it has allowed me better to understand a city which, for all its flaws, I greatly love, and which I find no less fascinating now than I did when I first came here as a child In these strange days when our world can seem fragile I have also found something rather reassuring in Romes past Romans repeatedly shrugged off catastrophes and made their city anew, adding a new generation of great monuments Both peace and war have played their part in making Rome the extraordinary place it is today Rome, 2017This magnificent love letter to Rome comes in the form of a vivid chronicle of the great citys repeated catastrophes and recoveries Sharp eyed, richly informed, tirelessly curious, and often wryly amusing, Kneale is the perfect Virgil to accompany any pilgrim who wishes to trace the vast spiral that leads from the ancient past to the bittersweet present Stephen Greenblatt Author of The Swerve How the World Became Modern Evokes Rome with casual brilliance The most exciting passages relate the sacks themselves, from motley barbarian armies appearing below the walls several times in fact to the horror of Allied bombing raids There are many other gripping vignettes this is not a tale of decline and fall so much as a slow roller coaster ride through the fortunes of a place deeply entangled in its past Greg Woolf The Wall Street Journal The brilliance of Kneales own raid on Rome lies in the principle of selectivity he has brought to itwhat is done to Rome matters as much as what Rome does to the worldand the depth of his research Kneale is one step ahead of most other Roman chroniclers Aaron Retica The New York Times Book Review Rome A History in Seven Sackings is that rarest of treats an erudite history that reads like a page turner With a novelists eye for the revealing detail, and the genial grace of your favorite tour guide, Matthew Kneale plunges us into the fascinating palimpsest they call the Eternal City Magnificently entertaining all around Maria Semple, author of Toda Will Be Different and Where d You Go, Bernadette Whats not to love about a historical book that reads like a novel Long time resident and novelist Matthew Kneale tells the story of Rome through the lens of seven key battles Youll come away with a new understanding of one of the worlds most well preserved cities, its famed ruins, and the tenacity and pride of its people AFAR Magazine Like most very old and very storied cities, Rome has as many scars as trophies.This hard reality is the guiding genius of Matthew Kneales absorbing new book Romes long, uneven, colorful history feels new when its examined this way, through its defeats instead of its victories Steve Donoghue Christian Science Monitor Panoramic and deeply researched Kneales love for the city in all its incarnations, past and present, is clear Publishers Weekly With an eye for detail and an ear for language, Kneale guides a journey through seven bloody events spanning than two millennia in the history of the place he knows well, the worlds most fascinating city, Rome Its an unforgettable trip Barry Strauss, Cornell University, author of The Death of Caesar The Story of History s Most Famous Assassination A sprawling city with an ancient history, Rome defies a neat narrative of its past Novelist and historian Kneale takes a fresh historical approach by focusing on groups of invaders that indelibly shaped the contemporary city He offers gritty accounts of waves of violent incursions and vivid portraits of daily life A lively perspective on Romes rich history Kirkus Reviews Matthew Kneale shapes the span of Roman history into one compelling narrative, focusing on seven historical moments that defined the metropolis that stands today Whether youre unfamiliar with one of the worlds greatest cities or want to see it in an entirely new light, youll want to take this journey with Kneale as your intrepid guide JPMorgan Summer Reading List Rome Area History Museum A reflection of the pasta Mission It is Rome to collect, preserve, and present Rome, Floyd County surrounding areas for education, enlightenment enjoyment Ancient HISTORY Sep , Beginning in eighth century BC Ancient grew from a small town on central Italy s Tiber River into an empire that at its peak encompassed most Rome, From Its Founding To Collapse The Roman World AD Introduction As Athenians saw symbol their city state democracy culture rock jutting Acropolis, so Romans viewed Forum as imperial grandeur Reasons Why Fell straightforward theory Western collapse pins fall string military losses 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    • Rome: A History in Seven Sackings
    • 3.1
    • 259
    • Format Kindle
    • 1501191098
    • Matthew Kneale
    • Anglais
    • 23 May 2017

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