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Rome : Profile of a City, 312-1308 - Richard Krautheimer

Rome

Profile of a City, 312-1308

Paperback Published: 20th March 2000
ISBN: 9780691049618
Number Of Pages: 416

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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"

"Krautheimer's book shows us what history and art history can be when they are truly combined."--Speculum "It would be difficult to find a word other than masterpiece to describe this book."--Church History "Everyone should be grateful for this learned and humane work, which combines a powerful grasp of the principles and minutiae of the history of Western art with a detailed topographical grasp of this complex city."--The New York Review of Books "The new edition of the Profile is a welcome return of an unsurpassed study of a period of Rome's history that is difficult to tell ... [It] is difficult to find fault in such an undertaking or to review its significance when few would dare attempt the same project today."--C.M. Richardson, The Art Book

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Forewordp. xvii
Prefacep. xxiii
Image and Reality
Rome and Constantinep. 3
The Christianization of Rome and the Romanization of Christianityp. 33
The Times of Gregory the Greatp. 59
Rome between East and Westp. 89
Renewal and Renascence: The Carolingian Agep. 109
Realities, Ideologies, and Rhetoricp. 143
The New Rebirth of Rome: The Twelfth Centuryp. 161
The Thirteenth Century: An Epiloguep. 203
Forma Urbis Romae Medievalis
The Evidencep. 231
The Inheritancep. 237
Growth of the Borgop. 261
The Abitatop. 271
Houses, Towers. and Mansionsp. 289
The Disabitato and the Lateranp. 311
Chronological List of Popesp. 327
Bibliographical Notep. 329
Abbreviations of Frequently Cited Worksp. 331
Notesp. 335
Places and Subjectsp. 373
Peoplep. 385
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ISBN: 9780691049618
ISBN-10: 0691049610
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 20th March 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.7  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 1.17
Edition Type: Revised