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By Sarah J. Butler

Drawing on new basic resource facts, this quantity evaluates historical Rome's impact on an English highbrow culture from the 1850s to the Nineteen Twenties as politicians, scientists, economists and social reformers addressed 3 primary debates of the interval - Empire, country, and town. those debates emerged due to political, financial and social switch either within the Empire and Britain, and coalesced round problems with degeneracy, morality, and neighborhood. As rules of political freedom have been subsumed through rules of civilization, top preserved by means of technocratic governance, the political and old specialize in Republican Rome used to be steadily displaced through curiosity within the Imperial interval of the Roman emperors. in addition, because the spectre of the British Empire and state in decline elevated in the direction of the flip of the 19th century, the reception of Imperial Rome itself used to be reworked. through the Twenties, following the top of global warfare I, Imperial Rome was once conjured right into a new framework echoing that of the British Empire and attractive to the surging nationalistic temper.

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