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Ravenna was one of the most important cities of late antique Europe. Between 400 and 751 AD, 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" (publisher description on d/j).. Contents: Roman Ravenna -- Ravenna and the western emperors, AD 400-489 -- Ravenna, the capital of the Ostrogothic kingdom -- Religion in Ostrogothic Ravenna -- Ravenna's early Byzantine period, AD 540-600 -- Ravenna capital, AD 600-850. Publisher's brown cloth in fine d/j. As new. (Inventory #: 38215)