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    Roman presences: receptions of Rome in European culture, 1789-1945

    Edwards, Catharine, ed. (2007) Roman presences: receptions of Rome in European culture, 1789-1945. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521036177.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: This collection of essays explores aspects of the reception of ancient Rome in a number of European countries from the late eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War. Rome has been made to stand for literary authority, republican heroism, imperial power and decline, the Catholic Church, the pleasure of ruins. The studies offered here examine some of the sometimes strange and unexpected places where Roman presences have manifested themselves during this period. Scholars from several disciplines, including English literature and history of art, as well as classics, bring to bear a variety of approaches on a wide range of images and texts, from statues of Napoleon to Freud's analysis of dreams. Rome's seemingly boundless capacity for multiple, indeed conflicting, signification has made it an extraordinarily fertile paradigm for making sense of - and also for destabilizing - history, politics, identity, memory and desire.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2017 09:53
    Last Modified: 03 Jan 2017 10:44
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/17819

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