This book looks at Rome through its old bourgeoisie, whose relationship to the city in a very real sense embodies an important aspect of 'time-full' Rome, Rome as a local fatherland, the idealized image of Rome Eternal as a symbolic community tied to traditions of civilta, civilized values.
1. Introduction: 'Rome Is My Fatherland' 2. One Home, Many Romes 3. Public and Private, Formal and Informal: From Power to Status 4. The Vatican and Rome: From Myth to Politics 5. Building the Mythical Landscape: From Politics to History 6. Building the City: From Myth to Place 7. Building the Patria after Unification: From Myth to Culture 8. Being Well-Bred in a 'Time-full' Place: From Culture to Myth 9. Mussolini's Gifts: From Politics to Rhetoric 10. Somatizing Rome Eternal: From Myth to the Body 11. Recent Changes