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Rome's world : the Peutinger map reconsidered

Author: Richard J A Talbert
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From back cover: "The Peutinger Map is the only map of the Roman world to come down to us from antiquity. An elongated object, full of colorful detail and featuring land routes across Europe, North Africa, and the Near East, it was rediscovered mysteriously around 1500 and the came into the ownership of Konrad Peutinger, for whom it is named. Today it is among the treasures of the Austrian National Library in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J A Talbert
ISBN: 9780521764803 0521764807
OCLC Number: 387788638
Awards: Commended for PROSE (Classics/Ancient Hist) 2010
Description: xviii, 357 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: The surviving copy: history, publication, scholarship --
The surviving copy: the material object and its paleography --
The design and character of the map --
Recovery of the original map from the surviving copy --
Conclusion: the map's place in classical and medieval cartography.
Responsibility: Richard J.A. Talbert ; in association with Tom Elliott ; assisted by Nora Harris [and others] ; with a contribution by Martin Steinmann.

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A long-overdue reinterpretation and appreciation of the Peutinger Map as a masterpiece both of mapmaking and imperial Roman ideology.  Read more...

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'The great strength of Talbert's book is that it argues - at times almost despite itself - for an imaginative non-cartographical viewing of the Peutinger Table.' The Times Literary Supplement 'This Read more...

 
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