Roman Presences: Receptions Of Rome In European Culture, 1789-1945 by Catharine EdwardsRoman Presences: Receptions Of Rome In European Culture, 1789-1945 by Catharine Edwards

Roman Presences: Receptions Of Rome In European Culture, 1789-1945

EditorCatharine Edwards

Paperback | April 23, 2007

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Exploring the significance of Rome from the late eighteenth century to 1945, scholars from several disciplines, including English literature and history of art as well as classics, discuss a wide range of images and texts, from statues of Napoleon to Freud's dream analysis. Rome's astonishing range of meanings has made it a fertile paradigm for making sense of--and also for problematizing--history, politics, identity, memory and desire.
Title:Roman Presences: Receptions Of Rome In European Culture, 1789-1945Format:PaperbackDimensions:308 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:April 23, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521036178

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of contributors; Preface and acknowledgements; Introduction: shadows and fragments Catharine Edwards; 1. A sense of place: Rome, history and empire revisited Duncan F. Kennedy; 2. Envisioning Rome: Granet and Gibbon in dialogue Stephen Bann; 3. Napoleon I: a new Augustus? Valérie Huet; 4. Translating empire? Macaulay's Rome Catharine Edwards; 5. Comparativism and references to Rome in British imperial attitudes to India Javed Majeed; 6. Decadence and the subversion of empire Norman Vance; 7. The road to ruin: memory, ghosts, moonlight and weeds Chloe Chard; 8. Henry James and the anxiety of Rome John Lyon; 9. 'The monstrous diversion of a show of gladiators': Simeon Solomon's Habet! Elizabeth Prettejohn; 10. Christians and pagans in Victorian novels Frank M. Turner; 11. Screening ancient Rome in the new Italy Maria Wyke; 12. A flexible Rome: Fascism and the cult of romanit... Marla Stone; 13. The Nazi concept of Rome Volker Losemann; 14. Ruins of Rome: T. S. Eliot and the presence of the past Charles Martindale; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"...the majority of the essays...offer sound academic approaches to their respective topics." - Christina Juma Loughborough University