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Rome, Ravenna, and Venice, 750-1000 : Byzantine Heritage, Imperial Present, and the Construction of City Identity

Author: Veronica West-Harling
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The richest and most politically complex regions in Italy in the earliest middle ages were the Byzantine sections of the peninsula, thanks to their links with the most coherent early medieval state, the Byzantine empire. This comparative study of the histories of Rome, Ravenna, and Venice examines their common Byzantine past, since all three escaped incorporation into the Lombard kingdom in the late 7th and early  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Veronica West-Harling
ISBN: 0198754205 9780198754206
OCLC Number: 1105358537
Description: xxiii, 681 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: PrefaceAbbreviationsIntroduction1: A tale of three cities: history and histories2: The actors: the elites and the populus I. ROME3: The actors: the elites and the populus II. RAVENNA and VENICE4: The stage: places of power, instruments of control5: Exercising power in the city: the public space6: Memory and the construction of city identityConcluding thoughts
Responsibility: Veronica West-Harling.

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A comparative and interdisciplinary study, Rome, Ravenna, and Venice explores how three cities preserved and remoulded their common Byzantine past. It sheds light on how far these societies were the  Read more...

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