R. Taylor, K. Wentworth Rinne et S. Kostof, Rome: an urban history from antiquity to the present

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Rabun Taylor, Katherine Wentworth Rinne et Spiro Kostof, Rome: an urban history from antiquity to the present, Cambridge, 2016.

Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
xviii, 432 pages
ISBN : 9781107601499
39,99 $

Spanning the entire history of the city of Rome from Iron Age village to modern metropolis, this is the first book to take the long view of the Eternal City as an urban organism. Three thousand years old and counting, Rome has thrived almost from the start on self-reference, supplementing the everyday concerns of urban management and planning by projecting its own past onto the city of the moment. This is a study of the urban processes by which Rome's people and leaders, both as custodians of its illustrious past and as agents of its expansive power, have shaped and conditioned its urban fabric by manipulating geography and organizing space; planning infrastructure; designing and presiding over mythmaking, ritual, and stagecraft; controlling resident and transient populations; and exploiting Rome's standing as a seat of global power and a religious capital.


1. A bend in the river
2. A storybook beginning
3. Ideological crossfire
4. Big men on the Campus
5. Res publica restitute
6. Memorials in motion: spectacle in the city
7. The concrete style
8. Remaking Rome's public core I
9. Remaking Rome's public core II
10. Continuity and crisis
11. Rus in urbe: a garden city
12. Administration, infrastructure, and disposal of the dead
13. Mapping, zoning, and sequestration
14. Tetrarchic and Constantinian Rome
15. Trophies and tituli: Christian infrastructure before Constantine
16. Walls make Christians: from fourth to fifth century
17. A tale of two Romes
18. The Rome of Goths and Byzantines
19. Christian foundations
20. From Domus Laterani to Romanum palatium
21. The Leonine City: St Peter's and the Borgo
22. Via Papalis, the Christian decumanus
23. The Urban theaters of imperium and SPQR
24. Housing daily life
25. Chaos in the fortified city
26. The Tiber River
27. Humanist Rome, absolutist Rome (1420–1527)
28. Planning Counter-Reformation Rome
29. Processions and populations
30. Magnificent palaces and rhetorical churches
31. Neoclassical Rome
32. Picturing Rome
33. Revolution and Risorgimento
34. Italian nationalism and romanità
35. A city turned inside out.

 

 

Source : Cambridge University Press