ROME FOR OURSELVES by Aubrey Menen

ROME FOR OURSELVES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Aubrey Menen, the distinguished author of The Backward Bride, The Abode of Love, etc., turns his penetrating eye on the Rome he knows and appreciates in this unusually rewarding history-travel-art book. Covering Roman history from its earliest Etruscan days to the present, Aubrey Menen looks at Roman colonialism, at Christianity, at Papal history, and Latin statesmanship, seeing all about him-in the statues, churches, and paintings of the city-a vast visual panorama of evolving history. Free from the cliches of the academician and dogmatist, his is an urbane, loving glance cast with familiarity and the perspective of one who has traveled much and perceptively.

Publisher: McGraw-Hill