By Susan Vandiver Nicassio
In 1798, the armies of the French Revolution attempted to remodel Rome from the capital of the Papal States to a Jacobin Republic. For the subsequent 20 years, Rome was once the topic of strength struggles among the forces of the Empire and the Papacy, whereas Romans persisted the unsuccessful efforts of Napoleon’s top and brightest to drag the traditional urban into the trendy international. in contrast historic backdrop, Nicassio weaves jointly an soaking up social, cultural, and political historical past of Rome and its humans. in keeping with fundamental resources and incorporating centuries of Italian, French, and foreign learn, her paintings unearths what existence was once like for Romans within the age of Napoleon.
“A impressive booklet that splendidly vivifies an understudied period within the background of Rome. . . . This publication will interact someone drawn to early glossy towns, the connection among faith and everyday life, and the heritage of town of Rome.”—Journal of recent History
“An enticing account of Tosca’s Rome. . . . Nicassio offers a fluent advent to her subject.”—History Today
“Meticulously researched, drawing on a number of unique manuscripts, memoirs, own letters, and secondary resources, allowing [Nicassio] to convey her tale to life.”—History
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