Mussolini’s Rome: Rebuilding the Eternal City (Italian & Italian…


Mussolini’s Rome: Rebuilding the Eternal City (Italian & Italian American Studies)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Date: 2005-07-15
ISBN-10: 1403966044
ISBN-13: 9781403966049
Language: English
Pages: 224
Added: 2013-10-28 06:20:06

Rome was Mussolini’s obsession. After coming to power as a result of his famed march on the city in 1922, he promised Italians that his fascist revolution would unite them as never before and make Italy a major power on the world stage. In 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 both embraced modernity while preserving and glorifing the city’s ancient past. Building the new Rome put people to work, "liberated" ancient monuments from cluttered surroundings, cleared slums; produced giant complexes for education, sports, and cinema; produced wide new boulevards and piazzas; and provided the regime with a showcase for the supposed grandeur, dynamism, and power of fascism. This intriguing book reveals Mussolini’s tremendous and lasting impact on the city to which millions flock each year.
Show more Show less 92f1ce35fa2b4079fb1430b403375958

https://tezfiles.com/file/dd6d78963d3c7

6218633ba48559ec5b5c2d8e6eddec6a] Bad link[/url]

- No Comments on this Post -

Leave a Reply