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Two Romes : Rome and Constantinople in Late Antiquity

Author: Lucy Grig; Gavin Kelly
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Series: Oxford studies in late antiquity.
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An integrated collection of essays by leading scholars, Two Romes explores the changing roles and perceptions of Rome and Constantinople in Late Antiquity. This important examination of the 'two  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy Grig; Gavin Kelly
ISBN: 9780199739400 0199739404
OCLC Number: 796214836
Description: xiii, 465 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface ; Contributors ; Figures ; Part I. Introduction: Rome and Constantinople in context ; 1. Introduction: from Rome to Constantinople, Lucy Grig and Gavin Kelly ; 2. Competing Capitals, Competing Representations: Late Antique Cityscapes in Words and Pictures, Lucy Grig ; 3. The Rise of Constantinople: Old and New Rome Compared, Bryan Ward-Perkins ; Part II. Urban Space and Urban Development in Comparative Perspective ; 4. The Notitia Urbis Constantinopolitanae, John Matthews ; 5. "It would be abominable for the inhabitants of this Beautiful City to be compelled to purchase water." Water and Late Antique Constantinople, James Crow ; 6. Aristocratic Houses and the Making of Late Antique Rome and Constantinople, Carlos Machado ; Part III. Emperors in the City ; 7. Valentinian III and the City of Rome (425-455): Patronage, Politics, Power, Mark Humphries ; 8. Playing the Ritual Game in Constantinople (379-457), Peter Van Nuffelen ; Part IV. Panegyric ; 9. Bright lights, Big City: Pacatus and the Panegyrici Latini, Roger Rees ; 10. A Tale of Two Cities: Themistius on Rome and Constantinople, John Vanderspoel ; 11. Claudian and Constantinople, Gavin Kelly ; 12. Epic Panegyric and Political Communication in the Fifth-Century West, Andrew Gillett ; Part V. Christian Capitals? ; 13. There But Not There: Constantinople in the Itinerarium Burdigalense, Benet Salway ; 14. Virgilizing Christianity in Late Antique Rome, John Curran ; 15. "Two Romes, Beacons of the Whole World": Canonizing Constantinople, Neil McLynn ; 16. Between Petrine Ideology and Realpolitik: The See of Constantinople in Roman Geo-Ecclesiology after the End of the Acacian Schism (518-523), Philippe Blaudeau ; Part VI. Epilogue ; 17. From Rome to New Rome, from Empire to Nation State: Reopening the Question of Byzantium's Roman Identity, Anthony Kaldellis ; Bibliography ; Index ; Index Locorum
Series Title: Oxford studies in late antiquity.
Responsibility: edited by Lucy Grig and Gavin Kelly.
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