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Roman Fever 1700-1870: Influence, Infection, and the Image of Rome

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During the 18th and 19th centuries, artists and travellers were lured to Rome, the home of civilized values and artistic beauty. But the history of visiting Rome had a pathological side-not only crisis and disorientation but repulsion at its filth and stink. Rome's air was considered to contain a chronic source of disease. This book argues that bad air" (mal'aria) is a neglected aspect of thinking about the city's history and as a destination for artists

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