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by Matthew Sturgis

  • Author: Matthew Sturgis
  • ISBN: 0711227829
  • ISBN13: 978-0711227828
  • ePub: 1331 kb | FB2: 1469 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Europe
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln (July 5, 2011)
  • Pages: 256
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 482
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When in Rome: 2000 Years of Roman Sightseeing ePub download

Book of the Week: Sturgis's book explains just what Rome's visitors have been looking at through the ages - the buildings, the .

Book of the Week: Sturgis's book explains just what Rome's visitors have been looking at through the ages - the buildings, the statues, the paintings, the artefacts that have most impressed each generation of travellers from the time of the Roman Republic in the 2nd Century BC to the present age for mass tourism.

So begins Matthew Sturgis's book - a guide to Rome with a difference. For over two thousand years Rome has been acknowledged as one of the world's great cities

In the middle of the second century BC Rome was under threat  . So begins Matthew Sturgis's book - a guide to Rome with a difference. For over two thousand years Rome has been acknowledged as one of the world's great cities. It has been the hub of a magnificent empire, the birthplace of an enduring Church, the spring from which the Renaissance would draw its knowledge of the Classical past, the goal of every educated European making the Grand Tour and a pre-eminent centre of mass tourism.

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This is the story of what Rome's visitors have looked at over the past two thousand years, the buildings, the statues, the paintings, the artefacts that have most impressed each generation of travellers from the time of the Roman Republic in the second century BC up to the present age of mass tourism.

In the middle of the second century BC Rome was under threat. The danger, however, was not military. It was the one-legged sideboard that, apparently, posed the gravest danger to Rome's power - at least according to the historian Livy. There were other worrying signs: bed curtain, bronze couches and a fad for female lute players at private banquets. It is the history both of how Rome has changed with the centuries and how the taste of those who have visited the city has changed with it. When in Rome: 2000 Years of Roman Sightseeing - eBook.

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On his first visit to Rome, in 1980, Matthew Sturgis was .

In the church of San Luigi dei Francesi, he obediently followed Baedeker to Domenichino’s frescoes of the life of St Cecilia. Nobody else was looking at them, but then, as he says, ‘I became aware of a muted hubbub elsewhere in the church’.

When in Rome : 2000 years of Roman sightseeing by Matthew Sturgis. Of course Rome was a destination point long before the age of the Grand Tour

When in Rome : 2000 years of Roman sightseeing by Matthew Sturgis. Frances Lincoln, 2011. Of course Rome was a destination point long before the age of the Grand Tour. Author Matthew Sturgis here investigates what it was that brought people to the city throughout history, as well as examining the many and varied ways in which they responded to its various, and varying, attractions. A large selection of books on Piranesi and Rome can be found on display in our Information Centre. The Grand Tour, Australian style, from our Picture Collection. Pioneer tourist coaches, . 910-20.

The largest structure left to us by Roman antiquity, the Colosseum .

The largest structure left to us by Roman antiquity, the Colosseum still provides the model for sports arenas - present day football stadium design is clearly based on this oval Roman plan. Although what survives of this center of Roman life and government shows only a small fraction of its original splendor, the standing and fallen columns, its triumphal arches, and remains of its walls still impress, especially when you consider that for centuries, the history of the Forum was the history of the Roman Empire and of the western world

'In the middle of the second century BC Rome was under threat. The danger, however, was not military. It was the one-legged sideboard that, apparently, posed the gravest danger to Rome's power - at least according to the historian Livy. There were other worrying signs: bed curtain, bronze couches and a fad for female lute players at private banquets. To the stern fathers of the Roman Republic these corrupting manifestations of 'Eastern luxury' were deeply troubling.'So begins Matthew Sturgis's book - a guide to Rome with a difference.For over two thousand years Rome has been acknowledged as one of the world's great cities. It has been the hub of a magnificent empire, the birthplace of an enduring Church, the spring from which the Renaissance would draw its knowledge of the Classical past, the goal of every educated European making the Grand Tour and a pre-eminent centre of mass tourism.Here is Rome through the eyes of the travellers who have flocked there over the centuries: from the sophisticated Turkish ambassador who found Republican Rome a bit crude and primitive, really, to the eastern Emperor overawed by the glories of Imperial Rome, to the pilgrims who in the Dark and Middle Ages visited the 'pitiful, malodorous but sanctified rump' that Rome had become; then to the eager classicists and collectors who flocked to Renaissance Rome, followed by the Grand Tourists, the Romantics, and the rather less grand tourists of today.
Qiahmagha
It is a history book. Different than I expected. This book should be required reading for all visitors to Rome.
Dangerous
Absolutely the best book on Rome, especially for those looking for the backstory on monuments, museums, and other hidden gems that intrepid tourists have been seeking out since the city's ancient beginnings.
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