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Rome across Time and Space: Cultural Transmission and the Exchange of Ideas, c.500-1400 (Hardback)
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Rome across Time and Space: Cultural Transmission and the Exchange of Ideas, c.500-1400 (Hardback)

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Hardback 372 Pages / Published: 07/04/2011
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Medieval Rome was uniquely important, both as a physical city and as an idea with immense cultural capital, encapsulating the legacy of the ancient Empire, the glorious world of the martyrs and the triumph of Christian faith. Rome across Time and Space explores these twin dimensions of 'place' and 'idea' and analyses Rome's role in the transmission of culture throughout the Middle Ages. Ranging widely over liturgy, architecture, sculpture and textual history, the authors focus on the mutual enrichment derived from the exchange of ideas and illuminate how cultural exchanges between Rome and its 'neighbours' (Byzantium, Italy, England and France), and within Rome (between Ancient and early Christian Rome and the medieval city) worked as catalysts for change, both to shape the medieval city and to help construct the medieval idea of Rome itself. The result is a rich and original perspective on a beguiling city with enduring appeal.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521192170
Number of pages: 372
Weight: 670 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'With its clearly defined questions, and its innovative papers, [Rome across Time and Space] proves to be an extremely useful compass that will help you navigate whether you are going towards or coming from Rome ... it diversifies and refreshes our understanding of the idea(s) of Rome prevailing in the Middle Ages ... a volume worthwhile reading both for its individual papers and for the overarching concept.' Reka Forrai, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
'This book offers the latest word on a range of subjects: the early Liber Pontificalis, the Gelasianum, the abbey church of St Denis, Charlemagne's columns, and the Vatican Job manuscript, to name a few. It shows the people of medieval Rome to have been highly literary, historically aware and politically savvy, and that that cultural sophistication proved influential beyond the Aurelian Wall.' Caroline Goodson, Early Medieval Europe

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