Rome: Profile of a City, 312-1308 by Richard KrautheimerRome: Profile of a City, 312-1308 by Richard Krautheimer

Rome: Profile of a City, 312-1308

byRichard Krautheimer

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In this classic study, surveying the city's life from Christian Antiquity through the Middle Ages, Richard Krautheimer focuses on monuments of art and architecture as they reflect the historical events, the ideological currents, and the meaning Rome held for its contemporaries. Lavishly illustrated, this book tells an intriguing story in which the heritage of antiquity intertwines with the living presence of Christianity. Written by one of the great art historians of our time, it offers a profile of the Eternal City unlike any drawn in the past or likely to be drawn in the future.


"Krautheimer was never (or only rarely) interested in studying heavily researched subjects, in valorizing what was already valorized, in reconquering what had long been conquered and reconquered. He was at heart a pioneer, a discoverer, a master of uncharted scholarly terrain in an age when so many things art historical were thought to be understood."--From the preface by Marvin Trachtenberg
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Richard Krautheimerwas Professor at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. He authored numerous works, includingThe Rome of Alexander VII, 1655-1667andLorenzo Ghiberti(both Princeton).
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Title:Rome: Profile of a City, 312-1308Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 1.17 inPublished:April 9, 2000Publisher:Princeton University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0691049610

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Foreword xvii

Marvin Trachtenberg

Preface xxiii

Part I Image and Reality

CHAPTER ONE Rome and Constantine 3

CHAPTER TWO The Christianization of Rome and the Romanization of Christianity 33

CHAPTER THREE The Times of Gregory the Great 59

CHAPTER FOUR Rome between East and West 89

CHAPTER FIVE Renewal and Renascence: The Carolingian Age 109

CHAPTER SIX Realities, Ideologies, and Rhetoric 143

CHAPTER SEVEN The New Rebirth of Rome: The Twelfth Century 161

CHAPTER EIGHT The Thirteenth Century: An Epilogue 203

Part II Forma Urbis Romae Medievalis

CHAPTER NINE The Evidence 231

CHAPTER TEN The Inheritance 237

CHAPTER ELEVEN Growth of the Borgo 261

CHAPTER TWELVE The Abitato 271

CHAPTER THIRTEEN Houses, Towers. and Mansions 289

CHAPTER FOURTEEN The Disabitato and the Lateran 311

APPENDIX Chronological List of Popes 327

Bibliographical Note 329

Abbreviations of Frequently Cited Works 331

Notes 335

INDEX I Places and Subjects 373

INDEX II People 385

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Eminent art historian Richard Krautheimer surveys the life of Rome from Christian Antiquity to the Middle Ages, highlighting the art and architecture monuments that reflect historical events, ideological currents and the city’s meaning for its contemporaries. Richly illustrated, detailed and compelling, Rome: Profile of a City, 312-1308 shares the cultural life of place in a fascinating tale where antique heritage blends with Christianity’s living presence. This classic study of the Eternal City is a rich and intriguing masterpiece, like Rome itself.

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"The new edition of the Profile is a welcome return of an unsurpassed study of a period of Rome's history that is difficult to tell . . . [It] is difficult to find fault in such an undertaking or to review its significance when few would dare attempt the same project today."--C.M. Richardson, The Art Book