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Idea and Ideal of the Town between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (G P Brogiolo Bryan Ward-Perkins (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1999) 9789004109018
Idea and Ideal of the Town between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (G P Brogiolo Bryan Ward-Perkins (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1999) 9789004109018
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Title: The Idea and Ideal of the Town between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

Author: Brogiolo, G P Bryan Ward-Perkins (eds)

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 1999

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004109018

Volumes: 1; Pages: xvi , 268

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This volume examines the changing perceptions and ideals of town life, from the classical civitas/polis (the lynch-pin of ancient civilisation) to the medieval city (still playing many central roles, but with less of the ideological charge characteristic of Antiquity).One central theme is the persistent 'shadow' of the ancient city--in crumbling ancient buildings, and the survival of Roman styles of urban lay-out; and in the way that cities were depicted both visually (in persistence of often outmoded classical terms and descriptions), and verbally (in the persistence of often outmoded classical terms and descriptions).Yet the ideal of the city was also changing and developing, especially around the idea of a new, specifically Christian city, protected by its saints and by its churches.Table of ContentsA. Orselli, L'ide de la ville dans l'antiquit tardiveN. Gauthier, La topographie chrtienne entre idologie et pragmatismeG. Cantino Wataghin, The Ideology of Urban BurialB. Ward-Perkins, Christianising Pagan BuildingsC. Bertelli, Iconographical Models of TownsJ. Arce, The Foundation of New Cities in the Roman/Early Medieval Period: Models and FunctionsJ. Haldon, The Idea of the Town in the Byzantine EmpireW. Brandes, Byzantinische Stdte im 7. und 8. Jahrhundert--Verschiedene Quellen, Verschiedene Geschichten?R. Hillenbrand, The Ummayad City: The Case of AnjarG. P. Brogiolo, Image and Reality in Early Medieval Italy
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