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Author McGregor, James H. (James Harvey), 1946-

Title Rome from the ground up / James H.S. McGregor
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005


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Description 344 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map's ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Tiber Island and the ancient port -- 2. The Roman forum -- 3. The imperial city -- 4. Early Christian churches -- 5. Vatican revival -- 6. Renaissance in the river bend -- 7. Baroque expansion -- 8. The survival of history
Summary "Beginning with the very shaping of the ground on which Rome first rose, this book conjures all these cities, past and present, conducting the reader through time and space to the complex and shifting realities - architectural, historical, political, and social - that constitute Rome." "James H.S McGregor traces the successive urban forms that rulers have imposed, from emperors and popes to national governments, including Mussolini's. And, in archaeologists' and museums' presentation of Rome's past, he shows that the documenting of history itself is contested ground. In McGregor's own written account, the power and politics emerge clearly, manifest in the distinctive styles and structures, practical concerns and aesthetic interests that constitute the myriad Romes of our day and days past."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Maps on endpapers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject City planning -- Italy -- Rome -- History.
Rome (Italy) -- Description and travel.
Rome (Italy) -- History.
LC no. 2005048213
ISBN 0674019113 alkaline paper