9780691153438-0691153434-Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe

Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe

ISBN-13: 9780691153438
ISBN-10: 0691153434
Author: Herrin, Judith
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover 528 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780691153438
ISBN-10: 0691153434
Author: Herrin, Judith
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover 528 pages

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Acknowledged authors Herrin, Judith wrote Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe comprising 528 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0691153434 and 9780691153438. Since then Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.13 or rent at the marketplace.

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A riveting history of the city that led the West out of the ruins of the Roman Empire

At the end of the fourth century, as the power of Rome faded and Constantinople became the seat of empire, a new capital city was rising in the West. Here, in Ravenna on the coast of Italy, Arian Goths and Catholic Romans competed to produce an unrivaled concentration of buildings and astonishing mosaics. For three centuries, the city attracted scholars, lawyers, craftsmen, and religious luminaries, becoming a true cultural and political capital. Bringing this extraordinary history marvelously to life, Judith Herrin rewrites the history of East and West in the Mediterranean world before the rise of Islam and shows how, thanks to Byzantine influence, Ravenna played a crucial role in the development of medieval Christendom.

Drawing on deep, original research, Herrin tells the personal stories of Ravenna while setting them in a sweeping synthesis of Mediterranean and Christian history. She narrates the lives of the Empress Galla Placidia and the Gothic king Theoderic and describes the achievements of an amazing cosmographer and a doctor who revived Greek medical knowledge in Italy, demolishing the idea that the West just descended into the medieval "Dark Ages."

Beautifully illustrated and drawing on the latest archaeological findings, this monumental book provides a bold new interpretation of Ravenna's lasting influence on the culture of Europe and the West.

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