Rome: Profile of a City, 312-1308

Rome: Profile of a City, 312-1308

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by Richard Krautheimer
     
 

In this classic study, surveying the city's life from Christian Antiquity through the Middle Ages, Richard Krautheimer focuses on monuments of art and architecture as they reflect the historical events, the ideological currents, and the meaning Rome held for its contemporaries. Lavishly illustrated, this book tells an intriguing story in which the heritage of… See more details below

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In this classic study, surveying the city's life from Christian Antiquity through the Middle Ages, Richard Krautheimer focuses on monuments of art and architecture as they reflect the historical events, the ideological currents, and the meaning Rome held for its contemporaries. Lavishly illustrated, this book tells an intriguing story in which the heritage of antiquity intertwines with the living presence of Christianity. Written by one of the great art historians of our time, it offers a profile of the Eternal City unlike any drawn in the past or likely to be drawn in the future."Krautheimer was never (or only rarely) interested in studying heavily researched subjects, in valorizing what was already valorized, in reconquering what had long been conquered and reconquered. He was at heart a pioneer, a discoverer, a master of uncharted scholarly terrain in an age when so many things art historical were thought to be understood."--From the preface by Marvin Trachtenberg

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691039473
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
05/21/1980
Edition description:
With a New foreword by Marvin Trachtenberg
Pages:
408

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Foreword

Marvin Trachtenberg

Preface

Part I Image and Reality

CHAPTER ONE Rome and Constantine

CHAPTER TWO The Christianization of Rome and the Romanization of Christianity

CHAPTER THREE The Times of Gregory the Great

CHAPTER FOUR Rome between East and West

CHAPTER FIVE Renewal and Renascence: The Carolingian Age

CHAPTER SIX Realities, Ideologies, and Rhetoric

CHAPTER SEVEN The New Rebirth of Rome: The Twelfth Century

CHAPTER EIGHT The Thirteenth Century: An Epilogue

Part II Forma Urbis Romae Medievalis

CHAPTER NINE The Evidence

CHAPTER TEN The Inheritance

CHAPTER ELEVEN Growth of the Borgo

CHAPTER TWELVE The Abitato

CHAPTER THIRTEEN Houses, Towers. and Mansions

CHAPTER FOURTEEN The Disabitato and the Lateran

APPENDIX Chronological List of Popes Bibliographical Note

Abbreviations of Frequently Cited Works

Notes

INDEX I Places and Subjects

INDEX II People

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