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    DescriptionRavenna 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.


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    Title
    Ravenna in Late Antiquity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 444
    Width: 215 mm
    Height: 253 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521836722
    ISBN 10: 0521836727
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DST
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BIC subject category V2: AMX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010, HIS020000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, ARC005030
    BIC subject category V2: ACG, 1DST
    BISAC V2.8: ARC005020
    DC22: 945/.47101
    LC classification: DG975.R25 D45 2010
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    Thema V1.0: AGA, NHD, NHC
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    b/w illus, col pls
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 February 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    '... 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
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction; 2. Roman Ravenna; 3. Ravenna and the western emperors 400-489 AD; 4. Ravenna the capital of the Ostrogothic kingdom; 5. Religion in Ostrogothic Ravenna; 6. Ravenna's early Byzantine period: AD 540-600; 7. Ravenna capital: 600-850.