Rome: Profile of a City, 312-1308 / Edition 1

Rome: Profile of a City, 312-1308 / Edition 1

by Richard Krautheimer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691049610

ISBN-13: 9780691049618

Pub. Date: 03/20/2000

Publisher: Princeton University Press

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

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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:
9780691049618
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
03/20/2000
Edition description:
With a New foreword by Marvin Trachtenberg
Pages:
389
Product dimensions:
8.38(w) x 11.18(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations ix
Foreword xvii
Marvin Trachtenberg
Preface xxiii
Part I Image and Reality
CHAPTER ONE Rome and Constantine 3
CHAPTER TWO The Christianization of Rome and the Romanization of Christianity 33
CHAPTER THREE The Times of Gregory the Great 59
CHAPTER FOUR Rome between East and West 89
CHAPTER FIVE Renewal and Renascence: The Carolingian Age 109
CHAPTER SIX Realities, Ideologies, and Rhetoric 143
CHAPTER SEVEN The New Rebirth of Rome: The Twelfth Century 161
CHAPTER EIGHT The Thirteenth Century: An Epilogue 203
Part II Forma Urbis Romae Medievalis
CHAPTER NINE The Evidence 231
CHAPTER TEN The Inheritance 237
CHAPTER ELEVEN Growth of the Borgo 261
CHAPTER TWELVE The Abitato 271
CHAPTER THIRTEEN Houses, Towers. and Mansions 289
CHAPTER FOURTEEN The Disabitato and the Lateran 311
APPENDIX Chronological List of Popes 327
Bibliographical Note 329
Abbreviations of Frequently Cited Works 331
Notes 335
INDEX I Places and Subjects 373
INDEX II People 385

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