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Author Dey, Hendrik W., 1976-

Title The afterlife of the Roman city : architecture and ceremony in late antiquity and the early middle ages / Hendrik W. Dey, Hunter College, City University of New York.

Published New York Cambridge University Press, 2014.


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 UniM Bail  722.7 DEY    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 291 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: urban living and the 'fall' of the Roman Empire; 2. New urban forms for a new empire: the third century and the genesis of the late antique city; 3. Ceremonial armatures: porticated streets and their architectural appendages; 4. 'Dark ages' and the afterlife of the classical city; 5. Postscript: architecture, ceremony, and monastic cities in Carolingian Francia.
Summary "This book offers a new and surprising perspective on the evolution of cities across the Roman Empire in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages (third to ninth centuries AD). It suggests that the tenacious persistence of leading cities across most of the Roman world is due, far more than previously thought, to the persistent inclination of kings, emperors, caliphs, bishops, and their leading subordinates to manifest the glory of their offices on an urban stage, before crowds of city dwellers. Long after the dissolution of the Roman Empire in the fifth century, these communal leaders continued to maintain and embellish monumental architectural corridors established in late antiquity, the narrow but grandiose urban itineraries, essentially processional ways, in which their parades and solemn public appearances consistently unfolded. Hendrik W. Dey's approach selectively integrates urban topography with the actors who unceasingly strove to animate it for many centuries"--
Subject Public architecture -- Rome.
Public architecture -- Classical influences.
Symbolism in architecture -- Rome.
Symbolism in architecture -- History -- To 1500.
Cities and towns -- Rome.
Cities and towns, Medieval.
Architecture and state -- Rome.
Architecture and state -- History -- To 1500.
ISBN 9781107069183 (hardback)
9781107686335 (paperback)