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The Resource Mussolini's Rome : rebuilding the Eternal City, Borden W. Painter, Jr

Mussolini's Rome : rebuilding the Eternal City, Borden W. Painter, Jr

Label
Mussolini's Rome : rebuilding the Eternal City
Title
Mussolini's Rome
Title remainder
rebuilding the Eternal City
Statement of responsibility
Borden W. Painter, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Rome was Mussolini's obsession. He staged the symbolic March on Rome in 1922, and promised Italians that his Fascist revolution would unite the country and transform Italy into a major world power. Over the next two decades, he set about rebuilding Rome as the foremost site and symbol of the new Fascist order. Through an ambitious program of demolition and construction, he sought to make Rome a capital that embraced modernity while preserving and glorifying the city's ancient past
  • Building the new Rome put people to work; "liberated" ancient monuments from cluttered surroundings; cleared slums; created giant complexes for education, sports, and cinema; produced wide new boulevards and piazzas; and provided the Fascist regime with a platform on which to showcase the power and identity of Fascism. In no other Italian city is the Fascist ideal as clearly visible."
  • "In Mussolini's Rome, Borden W. Painter, Jr. unveils Mussolini's tremendous and lasting impact on the city to which millions flock each year, and delivers an invaluable perspective on the history and nature of Italian Fascism. With vivid, effortless prose, Painter reveals how, for better or worse, the Rome we know today is not only the city of Roman emperors, Catholic popes, and Italian kings - it is also Mussolini's Rome."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Painter, Borden W
Dewey number
945/.632091
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG813
LC item number
.P28 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Italian and Italian American studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fascism and culture
  • City planning
  • Mussolini, Benito
  • Rome (Italy)
Label
Mussolini's Rome : rebuilding the Eternal City, Borden W. Painter, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [169]-191) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mussolini's obsession with Rome -- Celebration and construction, 1932-1934 -- Sports, education, and the new Italians -- Architecture, propaganda, and the Fascist revolution -- Population, neighborhoods, and housing -- Axis and empire -- War and resistance -- Chronology -- Fascist place and street names
Control code
56659283
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 200 pages
Isbn
9781403966049
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004043153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Mussolini's Rome : rebuilding the Eternal City, Borden W. Painter, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [169]-191) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mussolini's obsession with Rome -- Celebration and construction, 1932-1934 -- Sports, education, and the new Italians -- Architecture, propaganda, and the Fascist revolution -- Population, neighborhoods, and housing -- Axis and empire -- War and resistance -- Chronology -- Fascist place and street names
Control code
56659283
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 200 pages
Isbn
9781403966049
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004043153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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