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Roman presences : receptions of Rome in european culture : 1789-1945

Author: Catharine Edwards
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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Exploring the significance of Rome from the late eighteenth century to 1945, scholars from several disciplines discuss a wide range of images and texts, from statues of Napoleon to Freud's dream  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catharine Edwards
ISBN: 052159197X 9780521591973
OCLC Number: 797733342
Description: XII, 279 p., [8] c. di tav. ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations; List of contributors; Preface and acknowledgements; Introduction: shadows and fragments Catharine Edwards; 1. A sense of place: Rome, history and empire revisited Duncan F. Kennedy; 2. Envisioning Rome: Granet and Gibbon in dialogue Stephen Bann; 3. Napoleon I: a new Augustus? Valerie Huet; 4. Translating empire? Macaulay's Rome Catharine Edwards; 5. Comparativism and references to Rome in British imperial attitudes to India Javed Majeed; 6. Decadence and the subversion of empire Norman Vance; 7. The road to ruin: memory, ghosts, moonlight and weeds Chloe Chard; 8. Henry James and the anxiety of Rome John Lyon; 9. 'The monstrous diversion of a show of gladiators': Simeon Solomon's Habet! Elizabeth Prettejohn; 10. Christians and pagans in Victorian novels Frank M. Turner; 11. Screening ancient Rome in the new Italy Maria Wyke; 12. A flexible Rome: Fascism and the cult of romanita Marla Stone; 13. The Nazi concept of Rome Volker Losemann; 14. Ruins of Rome: T. S. Eliot and the presence of the past Charles Martindale; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Catharine Edwards.

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