Rome: An Urban History from Antiquity to the Present

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 7, 2016 - Architecture - 450 pages
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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 romanit... -- 35. A city turned inside out
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
A BEND IN THE RIVER
4
A STORYBOOK BEGINNING
10
IDEOLOGICAL CROSSFIRE
19
BIG MEN ON THE CAMPUS
32
RES PUBLICA RESTITUTA
43
SPECTACLE IN THE CITY
52
THE CONCRETE STYLE
60
FROM DOMUS LATERANI TO ROMANUM PALATIUM
188
ST PETERS AND THE BORGO
196
VIA PAPALIS THE CHRISTIAN DECUMANUS
205
THE URBAN THEATERS OF IMPERIUM AND SPQR
214
HOUSING DAILY LIFE
222
CHAOS IN THE FORTIFIED CITY
232
THE TIBER RIVER
241
HUMANIST ROME ABSOLUTIST ROME 14201527
251

I
72
II
82
CRISIS AND CONTINUITY
93
A GARDEN CITY
103
ADMINISTRATION INFRASTRUCTURE AND DISPOSAL OF THE DEAD
114
MAPPING ZONING AND SEQUESTRATION
122
TETRARCHIC AND CONSTANTINIAN ROME
132
CHRISTIAN INFRASTRUCTURE BEFORE CONSTANTINE
142
FROM FOURTH TO FIFTH CENTURY
151
A TALE OF TWO ROMES
160
THE ROME OF GOTHS AND BYZANTINES
170
CHRISTIAN FOUNDATIONS
180
PLANNING COUNTER REFORMATION ROME
261
PROCESSIONS AND POPULATIONS
271
MAGNIFICENT PALACES AND RHETORICAL CHURCHES
281
NEOCLASSICAL ROME
292
PICTURING ROME
303
REVOLUTION AND RISORGIMENTO
313
ITALIAN NATIONALISM AND ROMANITÀ
324
A CITY TURNED INSIDE OUT
336
Glossary of Persons Places and Terms
349
Works Cited
363
Index
391
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Rabun Taylor is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Texas, Austin. He has published articles in the American Journal of Archaeology, the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, the Journal of Roman Archaeology, and Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome. His books include Public Needs and Private Pleasures: Water Distribution, the Tiber River, and the Urban Development of Ancient Rome (2000) and Roman Builders: A Study in Architectural Process (2003).

Katherine Rinne is an independent scholar and lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley and Adjunct Professor of Architecture at California College of the Arts. Her book The Waters of Rome: Aqueducts, Fountains, and the Birth of the Baroque City (2011) won the 2011 John Brinkerhoff Jackson Prize for Landscape History from the Foundation for Landscape Studies and the 2012 Spiro Kostof Award for Urban History from the Society of Architectural Historians. She is Project Director for Aquae Urbis Romae: The Waters of the City of Rome.

Spiro Kostof (1936 1) was a professor of the History of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley and one of the foremost architectural and urban historians of the twentieth century. His books include A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals (1987), The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meanings through History (1991), and The City Assembled: Elements of Urban Form through History (1992). His previously unpublished Mathews Lectures at Columbia University, New York, delivered in 1976, form the foundation of the middle section of this book.