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Ravenna in Late Antiquity

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Ravenna in Late Antiquity by Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis
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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 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.

Author Biography

Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis is Assistant Professor of History at Indiana University. She is the editor and translator of Agnellus of Ravenna's Liber pontificalis ecclesiae Ravennatis and is the Executive Editor of The Medieval Review.
Release date Australia
January 29th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
7 Tables, unspecified; 15 Plates, color; 7 Maps; 71 Halftones, unspecified; 32 Line drawings, unspecified
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
464
Dimensions
185x261x28
ISBN-13
9780521836722
Product ID
3691453

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