Roma Felix

Formation and Reflections of Medieval Rome
Editor(s): 
Ó Carragain, Éamonn
Editor(s): 
Neuman de Vegvar, Carol
ISBN: 
9780754660965
Date published: 
December 2007
Hardback
Pages: 
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After the Roman empire fell, medieval Europe continued to be fascinated by Rome itself, 'the Chief of Cities', once the centre of empire: its history, its buildings, and above all its early Christian martyrs, and the papacy, central to the western Latin church. This book explores ways in which the city itself was preserved, envisioned, and transformed not only by its residents, but also by the many pilgrims who flocked to Rome, and by northern European cultures (in particular, the Irish and English) who imagined and imitated the city as they understood it.