Ravenna Its Role in Earlier Medieval Change and Exchange - Open Access Titles

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In the long-debated transition from late antiquity to the early middle ages, the city of Ravenna presents a story rich and strange. From the fourth century onwards it suffered decline in economic terms. Yet its geographical position, its status as an imperial capital, and above all its role as a connecting point between East and West, ensured that it remained an intermittent attraction for early medieval kings and emperors throughout the period from the late fifth to the eleventh century. Ravenna's story is all the more interesting because it was complicated and unpredictable: discontinuous and continuous, sometimes obscure, sometimes including bursts of energetic activity. Throughout the early medieval centuries its flame sometimes flared, sometimes flickered, but never went out.

Book information

ISBN: 9781909646148
Publisher: Lightning Source
Imprint: Institute of Historical Research
Pub date:
DEWEY: 945.471
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xviii, 363
Weight: 742g
Height: 245mm
Width: 163mm
Spine width: 28mm