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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: Paperback
    Number of pages: 460
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 251 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 975 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781107612907
    ISBN 10: 110761290X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC subject category V2: AMX
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010, HIS020000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, ARC005030
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ARC005020
    DC22: 945.47101
    DC23: 945.47101
    Thema V1.0: AGA, AMX, NHC, NKD
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    103 b/w illus. 15 colour illus. 7 maps 7 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    27 January 2014
    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.