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The Rome we have lost- and gained

Rome may be the Eternal City, but even eternal cities change. John Pemble counts the ways in his beautiful, elegiac book The Rome We Have Lost. As he charts the drastic physical transformations that have permanently altered Rome and its surrounding countryside since Italy became a unified state in 1870, he traces an equal, if not greater, transformation in the city’s significance to the world at large. [1]