Resilience in Papal Rome, 1656-1870 : A City's Response to Crisis

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This book analyses the evolution of the city of Rome, in particular, papal Rome, from the plague of 1656 until 1870 when it became the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. The authors explore papal Rome as a resilient city that had to cope with numerous crises during this period. By focusing on a selection of different crises in Rome, the book combines cultural, political, and economic history to examine key turning points in the city’s history. The book is split into chapters exploring themes such as diplomacy and international relations, disease, environmental disasters, famine, public debt, and unravels the political, economic, and social consequences of these transformative events. All the chapters are based on untapped original sources, chiefly from the State Archive in Rome, the Vatican Archives, the Rome Municipal Archives, the École Française Library, the National Library, and the Capitoline Library.

Author(s): Marina Formica; Donatella Strangio
Edition: 1
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Year: 2023

Language: English
Pages: ix; 327
City: Cham
Tags: History of Italy; Social History; Economic History; History of Medicine; History, general;

List of Tables
1 Papal Rome: Between Crisis and Resilience
Sources and References
2 Political Crisis
Conquest or Liberation?
The Republic of 1849
The Republic of 1798–1799
Reforming Restorations
The Napoleonic City
New Restorations
Sources and References
3 Health Crisis
The “Drago Pestis”
The Disfiguring Monster: Smallpox
The “Cholera Morbus”
The Disease of Poverty
Sources and References
4 Environmental Crisis
Understanding the “Environment”
Decorum and Cleanliness of the Streets
Water and Fountains
The (Tiber) Tevere
Wood and the “Swamp Economy”
Tolfa Alum
Sources and References
5 Food Crisis
Famine as a Category of Economic Analysis
Food Crisis
The Roman Case
Famine and Disease
Responding to Crisis
Agricultural Market
Sources and References
6 Financial Crisis
Institutional Climate
Benedetto XIV in the Century of Reforms
Finances and Budgets
Republic of 1798–1799 and the First Restoration
Old and New
Napoleonic Period
Second Restoration
Sources and References
7 Identity Crisis
After Westphalia
Astonishing with the Baroque
The Grand Tour as a Resource
Cosmopolitan Declinations
Cultural Capital
Sources and References