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The Resource City of saints : rebuilding Rome in the early Middle Ages, Maya Maskarinec

City of saints : rebuilding Rome in the early Middle Ages, Maya Maskarinec

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City of saints : rebuilding Rome in the early Middle Ages
Title
City of saints
Title remainder
rebuilding Rome in the early Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
Maya Maskarinec
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It was far from inevitable that Rome would emerge as the spiritual center of Western Christianity in the early Middle Ages. After the move of the Empire's capital to Constantinople in the fourth century and the Gothic Wars in the sixth century, Rome was gradually depleted physically, economically, and politically. How then, asks Maya Maskarinec, did this exhausted city, with limited Christian presence, transform over the course of the sixth through ninth centuries into a seemingly inexhaustible reservoir of sanctity? Conventional narratives explain the rise of Christian Rome as resulting from an increasingly powerful papacy. In 'City of Saints', Maskarinec looks outward, to examine how Rome interacted with the wider Mediterranean world in the Byzantine period. During the early Middle Ages, the city imported dozens of saints and their legends, naturalized them, and physically layered their cults onto the city's imperial and sacred topography. Maskarinec documents Rome's spectacular physical transformation, drawing on church architecture, frescoes, mosaics, inscriptions, Greek and Latin hagiographical texts, and less-studied documents that attest to the commemoration of these foreign saints. These sources reveal a vibrant plurality of voices--Byzantine administrators, refugees, aristocrats, monks, pilgrims, and others--who shaped a distinctly Roman version of Christianity
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PU/DLC
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Maskarinec, Maya
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Christian saints
  • Christianity
  • Christianity
  • Rome (Italy)
  • Rome (Italy)
Label
City of saints : rebuilding Rome in the early Middle Ages, Maya Maskarinec
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-278) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A city of saints -- Imperial saints triumphant in the Forum Romanum -- St. Caesarius on the Palatine : enriching Rome by imperial orders -- Miraculous charity along the Tiber's banks -- Fashioning saints for the affluent on the Aventine Hill -- Collectivities of sanctity in early Medieval Rome -- Carolingian Romes outside of Rome -- A universalizing Rome through the lens of Ado of Vienne -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1. Saints from abroad venerated in Rome, ca. 500-800 -- Appendix 2. Theodotus and S. Angelo in Pescheria -- Appendix 3. The Translatio of St. Caesarius from Terracina to Rome -- Appendix 4. The spread of St. George's cult -- Appendix 5. An early medieval Diaconia dedicated to St. Nicholas? -- Appendix 6. The Passio of St. Boniface of Tarsus
Control code
on1006443329
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
vi, 290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812250084
Lccn
2017046025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028095500
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Label
City of saints : rebuilding Rome in the early Middle Ages, Maya Maskarinec
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A city of saints -- Imperial saints triumphant in the Forum Romanum -- St. Caesarius on the Palatine : enriching Rome by imperial orders -- Miraculous charity along the Tiber's banks -- Fashioning saints for the affluent on the Aventine Hill -- Collectivities of sanctity in early Medieval Rome -- Carolingian Romes outside of Rome -- A universalizing Rome through the lens of Ado of Vienne -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1. Saints from abroad venerated in Rome, ca. 500-800 -- Appendix 2. Theodotus and S. Angelo in Pescheria -- Appendix 3. The Translatio of St. Caesarius from Terracina to Rome -- Appendix 4. The spread of St. George's cult -- Appendix 5. An early medieval Diaconia dedicated to St. Nicholas? -- Appendix 6. The Passio of St. Boniface of Tarsus
Control code
on1006443329
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
vi, 290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812250084
Lccn
2017046025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028095500
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps

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