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Ravenna in late antiquity /
Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis.
imprint
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
description
xix, 444 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
ISBN
0521836727 (hardback), 9780521836722 (hardback)
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imprint
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
isbn
0521836727 (hardback)
9780521836722 (hardback)
catalogue key
7123832
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-433) and index.
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"...Deliyannis has provided an exceptional resource. Her book is a mine of information; it is functionally laid out, remarkably complete, and often points the scholar to interesting, unresolved questions.The book will become an essential resource for all those interested in the history, art, and architecture of Ravenna in late antiquity." --Catholic Historical Review
'… in the past one had to deplore the fact that there is no comprehensive book in English on this subject. With the publication of the present book, this situation has changed dramatically, because [it] not only tells the full story of Ravenna, but also documents all the scholarly interpretations and controversies surrounding its art …' International Review of Biblical Studies
' … in the past one had to deplore the fact that there is no comprehensive book in English on this subject. With the publication of the present book, this situation has changed dramatically, because the present book not only tells the full story of Ravenna, but also documents all the scholarly interpretations and controversies surrounding its Art …'. International Review of Biblical Studies
"Ravenna in Late Antiquity," by Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis, is both a narrative history of the city's ruling elites and a survey of its architectural and artistic treasures. ...[treasures] worth pausing over. The illustrations and diagrams in Ravenna in Late Antiquity add to our understanding of the city's history and iconography and can even serve as a kind of guidebook to an ambitious tourist" --Wall Street Journal
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The author provides a comprehensive survey of Ravenna's history and monuments in late antiquity, including discussions of scholarly controversies, archaeological discoveries, and new interpretations of art works.
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This book provides a comprehensive survey of Ravenna's history and monuments in late antiquity, including discussions of scholarly controversies, archaeological discoveries, and new interpretations of art works. A synthesis of the voluminous literature on this topic, this volume provides an English-language entry point for the study of this fascinating city.
Main Description
Ravenna was one of the most important cities of late antique Europe. Between 400 and 751 AD, it was the residence of western Roman emperors, Ostrogothic kings, and Byzantine governors of Italy, while its bishops and archbishops ranked second only to the popes. During this 350-year period, the city was progressively enlarged and enriched by remarkable works of art and architecture, many of which still survive today. Thus, Ravenna and its monuments are of critical importance to historians and art historians of the late ancient world. This book provides a comprehensive survey of Ravenna's history and monuments in late antiquity, including discussions of scholarly controversies, archaeological discoveries, and new interpretations of art works. A synthesis of the voluminous literature on this topic, this volume provides an English-language entry point for the study of this fascinating city.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Roman Ravenna
Ravenna and the western emperors 400-489 AD
Ravenna the capital of the Ostrogothic kingdom
Religion in Ostrogothic Ravenna
Ravenna's Early Byzantine Period: A.D. 540-600
Ravena capital: 600-850
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