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Imperial City: Rome, Romans and Napoleon, 1796-1815
In 1798 the city of Rome was stirred from its slumber by the sudden arrival of the armies of the French Revolution. The Eternal City would never be the same again. The French oversaw the transformation of the city from the capital of the Papal States to a short-lived 'Jacobin' Roman Republic. This experiment was soon swept away and the city emerged from the ensuing years o ...more
Hardcover, 235 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by Ravenhall Books
(first published November 30th 2005)
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Jan 22, 2010 Heather Stein rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who think the Papacy is always corrupt
Imperial City: Rome, Romans and Napoleon, 1796-1815 focuses on the relationship between a single city and the Emperor. Susan Vandiver Nicassio acknowledges this in a detailed bibliographical essay included at the end of the work: “This is a book about Rome and Romans rather than a book about Napoleon, though Napoleon is the never-present but always dominant figure who overshadows it.” Although Imperial City has a personable, accessible tone, “the popolo in general, and everyone’s grandmother in ...more
Professor of History, University of LouisianaMore about Susan Vandiver Nicassio...