Two Romes PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Two Romes free pdf The city of Constantinople was named New Rome or Second Rome very soon after its foundation in AD 324- over the next two hundred years it replaced the original Rome as the greatest city of the Mediterranean. In this unified essay collection, prominent international scholars examine the changing roles and perceptions of Rome and Constantinople in Late Antiquity from a range of different disciplines and scholarly perspectives. The seventeen chapters cover both the comparative development and the shifting status of the two cities. Developments in politics and urbanism are considered, along with the cities' changing relationships with imperial power, the church, and each other, and their evolving representations in both texts and images. These studies present important revisionist arguments and new interpretations of significant texts and events. This comparative perspective allows the neglected subject of the relationship between the two Romes to come into focus while avoiding the teleological distortions common in much past scholarship. An introductory section sets the cities, and their comparative development, in context. Part Two looks at topography, and includes the first English translation of the Notitia of Constantinople. The following section deals with politics proper, considering the role of emperors in the two Romes and how rulers interacted with their cities. Part Four then considers the cities through the prism of literature, in particular through the distinctively late antique genre of panegyric. The fifth group of essays considers a crucial aspect shared by the two cities: their role as Christian capitals. Lastly, a provocative epilogue looks at the enduring Roman identity of the post-Heraclian Byzantine state. Thus, Two Romes not only illuminates the study of both cities but also enriches our understanding of the late Roman world in its entirety.

About Lucy Grig

Lucy Grig is Lecturer in Classics at Edinburgh University and author of Making Martyrs in Late Antiquity Gavin Kelly is Lecturer in Classics at Edinburgh University and author of Ammianus Marcellinus: The Allusive Historian.

Details Book

Author : Lucy Grig
Publisher : Oxford University Press Inc
Data Published : 13 July 2012
ISBN : 0199739404
EAN : 9780199739400
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 496 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Two Romes



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Rome (World cities series) free pdfRome (World cities series)

    The city of Rome is paradoxical. Long known as the eternal city. it conveys the image of a fixed anchor in a world of change. Yet. unlike so many other ancient cities. it has at the same time maintained its heritage and adapted to change..


  • The Arts of Citizenship in African Cities free pdfThe Arts of Citizenship in African Cities

    Building upon a growing literature that resists the pathologizing effects of developmentalist and comparative framings. this fascinating collection of case studies pushes the frontiers of scholarship on African urbanism through detailed and nuanced ethnographic analyses of life in a diverse set of cities across the continent..


  • Cape Town (Global Cities S.) free pdfCape Town (Global Cities S.)

    By 2007. the world will pass from being a mainly rural to a mainly urban population. Large cities. including mega cities with more than 10 million people. present key challenges relating to sustainable development and citizenship..


  • Late Roman Spain and Its Cities free pdfLate Roman Spain and Its Cities

    The history of Spain in late antiquity offers important insights into the dissolution of the western Roman empire and the emergence of medieval Europe. Nonetheless. scholarship on Spain in this period has lagged behind that on other Roman provinces..


  • Roman Imperialism and Civic Patronage free pdfRoman Imperialism and Civic Patronage

    In this book. Brenda Longfellow examines one of the features of Roman Imperial cities. the monumental civic fountain. Built in cities throughout the Roman Empire during the first through third centuries AD..


  • Two Romes free pdfTwo Romes

    Free Online Books To Read. The city of Constantinople was named New Rome or Second Rome very soon after its foundation in AD 324- over the next two hundred years it replaced the original Rome as the g