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The Families Who Made Rome:
A History and a Guide

by Anthony Majanlahti

ISBN 0701176873 / 9780701176877 / 0-7011-7687-3
Publisher Chatto & Windus
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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Both history and guide, this fascinating book tells the stories of the noble clans who built the piazzas, palazzos and fountains we see today. Famous sites take on a new significance as the author tells the family histories with all the scandals, intrigues and power grabs. [via]