Indeed , he boldly led the fight against the Arians at the double council of Rimini - Seleucia in 359.5 At the time , Rome was in no position to champion the cause of orthodoxy . Her bishop had been exiled to Thrace , staunchly refusing ...
Author: J. E. Merdinger
Publisher: Yale University Press
This groundbreaking book examines the vibrant North African Christian Church of the 4th and 5th centuries and its relationship to Rome. Merdinger provides a lively account of cases of canon law that arose in Africa but were adjudicated in Rome-including the notorious Apiarius affair-and shows how African Christians gradually became dependent on the papacy for enforcement of church discipline. A tour de force. Engagingly readable, full of lively details, it provides both an accessible introduction to the development of papal and episcopal authority in the West and a challenging new reading of the evidence for the initiated scholar. Merdinger's use of the recently published 'Divjak letters' of St. Augustine to re-interpret the relations of the Roman and North African Churches in the early fifth century is particularly exciting. Clearly this is the fullest and most sophisticated treatment available in English of a crucial period in the growth of Church life and structures.-Brian E. Daley, S. J., University of Notre Dame Merdinger's book achieves the seemingly impossible task of making the subject not only of wide general interest but actually a gripping read: the excitement of the cases which illustrate her central thesis often read like a very good historical novel...Her gift for telling a good story holds together a complicated and often protracted plot in an engaging way: characters breathe, emotions are stirred, circumstantial details beguile, complexity lends richness rather than confusion. This is history at its best.-Carol Harrison, Church Time
Elizabeth Bowen's account of a time spent in Rome is no ordinary guidebook but an evocation of a city - its history, its architecture and, above all, its atmosphere.
Author: Elizabeth Bowen
Publisher: Random House
Elizabeth Bowen's account of a time spent in Rome is no ordinary guidebook but an evocation of a city - its history, its architecture and, above all, its atmosphere. She describes the famous classical sites, conjuring from the ruins visions of former inhabitants and their often bloody activities and speculates about the immense noise of ancient Rome, the problems caused by the Romans' dining posture, and the Roman temperament. She evokes the city's moods - by day, when it is characterised by golden sunlight, and at night, when the blaze of the moon 'annihilates history'.
About this time Rome concluded a peace with Tarentum , in which it was stipulated , that no Roman ship should sail beyond the Lacinian promontory . * The long peace which Etruria observed towards Rome , during the early part of the ...
Roman merchants in northern Europe, perhaps especially the practice whereby they collected debts at the Champagne fairs on loans issued in Rome to northern European church prelates and other supplicants to the papal court and then ...
Author: Claudia Bolgia
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
An exploration of the significance of medieval Rome, both as a physical city and an idea with immense cultural capital.
If you've neglected to visit the history section of your local library — or this book — you could begin your sightseeing with a whirlwind trip through the past three millennia of Roman history at the Time Elevator or 3DRewind Rome.
Author: Time Out Guides Ltd
Publisher: Random House
Which? Recommended Provider: Time Out Guides kicks off 2014 by being rated top guidebook brand by Which? Survey, for level of detail, photography, quality of maps, ease of finding information and value for money. The Time Out Rome city guide is an insider's guide to one of the world's best-known and most-visited cities. Written by experts and long-time local residents, it provides extensive coverage of the major, spectacular, unmissable sights... then goes much further; it offers visitors the chance to see the Eternal City as the locals do, revealing the very latest trends in booming nightlife and arts scenes, listing the born-again trattorie that have pushed designer restaurants on to the sidelines, and exploring the burgeoning aperitivo trend that brings a vast and fascinating cross-section of sipping-and-nibbling Romans to some gorgeous out-of-the-way piazze every evening. *Sightseeing in Rome *Rome hotels *Rome restaurants *Rome bars *Rome shops *Rome maps
It was constructed to facilitate trade between Rome and regions to the north , but there were risks involved . At the time , Rome was a small kingdom governed by kings ( the empire and its emperors would come later ) and faced the ...
Author: Dianne Bennett
Publisher: Curious Traveler Press
Category: Rome (Italy)
Designed for the tourist seeking a fresh, authentic, Roman experience, this intimate, stimulating guide explores Rome's splendid modern architecture, its bustling close-in neighborhoods, and its rivers, magnificent fountains, and aqueducts. Itineraries take the reader to Fascist and occupied Rome of World War II, the nearby Alban Hills, and the Eternal City's lesser-known green spaces. Innovative chapters feature cultural and artistic Rome, including art galleries, jazz clubs, film locations, and rooftop bars--even places that offer a sumptuous (and free) "vernissage" of wine and hors d'oeuvres. With Bill and Dianne as guides-their voices part of the experience-the curious traveler will discover a housing project built under Mussolini; ascend a little-known holy Roman road on the city's outskirts; spend an evening in the out-of-the-way, artsy neighborhood of Pigneto; enjoy a trattoria where only Italians eat; and, among the book's many informative, creative "sidebars," find in one the troubling story of Rome's Jewish community, and in another locate sites in "Angels & Demons." 16 maps, 70 photos, an index, and detailed directions and instructions (including websites) make this "new" Rome easily accessible. For the frugally-minded, at times adventurous (at times armchair) traveler. Foreword by Rome Mayor Walter Veltroni.
They had conquered him , " he said , “ before he had time to see them . ” He shrewdly calculated that the Carthaginians would prove inferior in the struggle , and forthwith concluded a treaty of alliance with Rome , by which he was left ...
126 STATE OF THE CITY OF ROME . under Caesar , and still more under Augustus , especially from Provence , where Latin was spoken at an early time , and which was hence called altera Italia.13 When , therefore , we find that the number ...
Author: Nicholas Patrick S. Wiseman (card, abp. of Westminster.)Publish On: 1859
CHAPTER V. CONDITION AND FEELINGS OF ROME . At the period to which the foregoing chapters relate , it was not difficult to learn the feelings with which every class in Rome looked back at the times through which the country had lately ...
Author: Nicholas Patrick S. Wiseman (card, abp. of Westminster.)
of Rome had risen above every catastrophe , superior to all accidents , and all designs hostile to her supremacy . Now , however , for the first time , Rome had been but a provincial city , subject to a foreign dominion , governed by a ...