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The Seven Hills of Rome : a Geological Tour of the Eternal City.

Author: Grant Heiken; Renato Funiciello; Donatella de Rita
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From humble beginnings, Rome became perhaps the greatest intercontinental power in the world. Why did this historic city become so much more influential than its neighbor, nearby Latium, which was peopled by more or less the same stock? Over the years, historians, political analysts, and sociologists have discussed this question ad infinitum, without considering one underlying factor that led to the rise of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Guidebooks
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Grant Heiken; Renato Funiciello; Donatella de Rita
ISBN: 0691130388 9780691130385 129998813X 9781299988132
OCLC Number: 952775586
Description: 1 online resource (265 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface; CHAPTER 1: A Tourist's Introduction to the Geology of Rome; Timelines; CHAPTER 2: Center of the Western World-The Capitoline (Campidoglio) Hill; CHAPTER 3: Palaces and Gardens-The Palatine (Palatino) Hill; CHAPTER 4: The Aventine (Aventino) Hill; CHAPTER 5: The Tiber Floodplain, Commerce, and Tragedy; CHAPTER 6: The Tiber's Tributaries in Rome-Clogged with Humankind's Debris; CHAPTER 7: The Western Heights-Janiculum, Vatican, and Monte Mario; CHAPTER 8: The Celian (Celio) Hill. CHAPTER 9: Largest of the Seven Hills-The Esquiline (Esquilino)CHAPTER 10: Upper Class-The Viminal (Viminale) and Quirinal (Quirinale) Hills; CHAPTER 11: Field Trips in and around Rome; The Seven Hills of Rome in Fifteen Stops; Panoramas, Piazzas, and Plateaus; A Field Trip to Rome, the City of Water; Acknowledgments; Further Reading; Index.
Other Titles: Seven Hills of Rome, The

Abstract:

From humble beginnings, Rome became perhaps the greatest intercontinental power in the world. Why did this historic city become so much more influential than its neighbor, nearby Latium, which was peopled by more or less the same stock? Over the years, historians, political analysts, and sociologists have discussed this question ad infinitum, without considering one underlying factor that led to the rise of Rome--the geology now hidden by the modern city. This book demonstrates the important link between the history of Rome and its geologic setting in a lively, fact-filled na.

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