Ravenna : capital of empire, crucible of Europe
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Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2020.
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Book
ISBN
9780691153438, 0691153434
Physical Desc
xxxvii, 536 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Status
Rochambeau - Adult Non-Fiction
945.48 HER
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Published
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2020.
Language
English
ISBN
9780691153438, 0691153434

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 406-489) and index.
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"At the end of the fourth century, as the power of Rome faded and Constantinople became the seat of empire, a new capital city was rising in the West. Here, in Ravenna on the coast of Italy, Arian Goths and Catholic Romans competed to produce an unrivaled concentration of buildings and astonishing mosaics. For three centuries, the city attracted scholars, lawyers, craftsmen, and religious luminaries, becoming a true cultural and political capital. Bringing this extraordinary history marvelously to life, Judith Herrin rewrites the history of East and West in the Mediterranean world before the rise of Islam and shows how, thanks to Byzantine influence, Ravenna played a crucial role in the development of medieval Christendom. Drawing on deep, original research, Herrin tells the personal stories of Ravenna while setting them in a sweeping synthesis of Mediterranean and Christian history. She narrates the lives of the Empress Galla Placidia and the Gothic king Theoderic and describes the achievements of an amazing cosmographer and a doctor who revived Greek medical knowledge in Italy, demolishing the idea that the West just descended into the medieval "Dark Ages." Beautifully illustrated and drawing on the latest archaeological findings, this monumental book provides a bold new interpretation of Ravenna's lasting influence on the culture of Europe and the West."--Provided by publisher.

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Herrin, J. (2020). Ravenna: capital of empire, crucible of Europe . Princeton University Press.

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Herrin, Judith. 2020. Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe. Princeton University Press.

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Herrin, Judith. Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe Princeton University Press, 2020.

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