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The Ruin of the Eternal CityAntiquity and Preservation in Renaissance Rome$
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David Karmon

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199766895

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766895.001.0001

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Conclusion: Rethinking Preservation Practices in Renaissance Rome

Conclusion: Rethinking Preservation Practices in Renaissance Rome

(p.199) Conclusion: Rethinking Preservation Practices in Renaissance Rome
The Ruin of the Eternal City

David Karmon

Oxford University Press

The ruin of the Eternal City can suggest not just the downfall but also the enduring survival of ancient Rome. Preservation practices in Renaissance Rome encourage us to rethink how preservation takes place, why it is important, and what it can achieve, in terms of specific sites as well as in terms of forging culture and identity.

Keywords:   ruins, alternative approaches, conservatism, innovation, inevitable flux, continuity, change

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