Architecture Publications

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

8-6-2015

Journal or Book Title

caa.reviews

DOI

10.3202/caa.reviews.2015.95

Abstract

The latest book by Hendrik W. Dey examines the afterlife of the Roman city in the territories of the erstwhile Roman Empire until roughly the ninth century. As a scholar with multiple threads of training in classics, Dey writes his book with a strong archaeological research method that emphasizes the perseverance of urban paradigms of the Greco-Roman world beyond literary tropes or oversimplified economical and demographical analyses. The Afterlife of the Roman City looks in particular at monumental architecture and urban topography by highlighting their importance in the definition of the urban space as a place of ceremonial manifestations of the glory of kings, emperors, caliphs, and bishops during late antiquity and the early Middle Ages.

Comments

This book review is from caa.reviews (2015), doi:10.3202/caa.reviews.2015.95. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

College Art Association

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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