Churches of Rome

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Vendome Press, Oct 1, 1997 - Architecture - 177 pages
In this illustrated book, the renowned Latinist Pierre Grimal examines the multitude of churches in pontifical Rome, rediscovering through them not only the traces of nascent Christianity but also the spirit of the ancient Imperial city. Taken together, the churches of Rome reveal the evolving variations upon a basic architectural typology, while also allowing a dramatic summary of the history of Christianity, with its upheavals, schisms, and spiritual developments.

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Pierre Grimal, born in Paris in 1912, was Professor at the Faculté des Lettres at the Sorbonne until 1982 and is the author of many works of classical scholarship.

Rose is a photographer who has worked with many eminent architectural historians.

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