Edited by Caterina Napoleone. Texts by AA.VV.
1999 / 1008 PAGES
Twenty-seven centuries of history flow through these pages, as captivating as a novel. “Roma Caput Mundi”, once the ruler of an empire spanning three continents and then of a universal religion, narrated with a brevity heretofore viewed as impossible.
Ironically, the huge quantity of critical essays and other writings on Rome has undoubtedly contributed to the usefulness of this Enciclopedia – a single volume that is practical and easy to handle yet rich in topics and illustrated in great detail. Little-known facts and unusual places have been included as new discoveries, while the volume’s modern approach and critical revision allow the introduction of novel content thanks to writings by intellectuals and scholars.
Thus, a series of voices takes readers on a journey through the history of the city, introducing the characters that made it and the monuments that adorn it: basilicas, ancient buildings, churches, museums… Discovering, one page after the other, the origins and transformation of a place which – with a history that predates even that of the Christian calendar – has long been a magnet and source of inspiration for Western art and civilisations.