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The Sack of Rome, 1527

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This richly illustrated study of the sack as a cultural and artistic phenomenon reveals the ambiguities of preceding events and the traumatic contrast between the flourishing world of art under Clement VII and the city as it existed after the troops of Emperor Charles V had looted Rome in 1527.
Hardcover, 344 pages
Published 1983 by Princeton University Press
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Jun 01, 2010 Monica rated it it was amazing
I may be off my rocker but I sympathize with Clement VII. It's sad but amusing to imagine him running across the parapet from his apartments to the Castel Sant Angelo with all those jewels sewn in his cape.
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