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Author Herzfeld, M. (Michael)

Title Evicted from eternity : the restructuring of modern Rome / Michael Herzfeld
Published Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 373 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Preface and Acknowledgments; Overture: Encountering the Eternal City; 2. Popolo and Population; 3. The Wages of Original Sin; 4. Refractions of Social Life; 5. Life and Law in a Flawed State; 6. Scandals of Sociability; 7. Extortionate Civilities; 8. The Fine Art of Denunciation; 9. Tearing the Social Fabric; Coda: The Future of Eternity; Notes; References; Index
Summary Modern Rome is a city rife with contradictions. Once the seat of ancient glory, it is now often the object of national contempt. It plays a significant part on the world stage, but the concerns of its residents are often deeply parochial. And while they live in the seat of a world religion, Romans can be vehemently anticlerical. These tensions between the past and the present, the global and the local, make Rome fertile ground to study urban social life, the construction of the past, the role of religion in daily life, and how a capital city relates to the rest of the nation. Michael Herzfeld f
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Gentrification -- Italy -- Rome.
Urban renewal -- Italy -- Rome.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008024435
ISBN 0226329070 (electronic bk.)
9780226329079 (electronic bk.)