(New York, 2010): Cambridge University Press. First Edition. Small Quarto. Item #022974
444pp. illustrated. Ravenna was one of the most important cities of late antique Europe. Between 400 and 751, it was the residence of western Roman emperors, Ostrogothic kings, and Byzantine governors of Italy, while its bishops and archbishops ranked second only to the popes. This book provides a comprehensive survey of Ravenna's history and monuments in late antiquity, including discussions of scholarly controversies, archaeological discoveries, and new interpretations of art works. This volume provides an English language entry point for the study of this fascinating city. A fine copy bound in brown cloth, spine lettering silver, in a fine pictorial dust jacket.