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Author Keyvanian, Carla

Title Hospitals and urbanism in Rome, 1200-1500 / by Carla Keyvanian
Published Leiden : Brill, 2015
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Series Brill's studies in intellectual history, 0920-8607 ; v. 251
Brill's studies on art, art history, and intellectual history ; v. 12
Brill's studies in intellectual history ; v. 251
Brill's studies in intellectual history. Brill's studies on art, art history, and intellectual history ; v. 12
Contents Part 1. Building states : Rome and Europe -- Healing forgiveness -- The Borgo -- Hospitals, monasteries and urban control -- Part 2. Conquering a city : Rome and Latium -- Hospitals, towers and barons -- The Lateran -- The papal hospital : Santo Spirito in Sassia -- Epilogue
Summary "In Hospitals and Urbanism in Rome 1200-1500, Carla Keyvanian offers a new interpretation of the urban development of Rome during three seminal centuries by focusing on the construction of public hospitals. These monumental charitable institutions were urban expressions of sovereignty. Keyvanian traces the political reasons for their emergence and their architectural type in Europe around 1200. In Rome, hospitals ballasted the corporate image of social elites, aided in settling and garrisoning vital sectors and were the hubs around which strategies aimed at territorial control revolved. When the strategies faltered, the institutions were rapidly abandoned. Hospitals in areas of enduring significance instead still function, bearing testimony to the influence of late medieval urban interventions on modern Rome"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Architecture and state -- Italy -- Rome -- History -- To 1500
City and town life -- Italy -- Rome -- History -- To 1500
Hospital buildings -- Italy -- Rome -- Design and construction -- History -- To 1500
Politics and culture -- Italy -- Rome -- History -- To 1500
Public hospitals -- Italy -- Rome -- History -- To 1500
Social control -- Italy -- Rome -- History -- To 1500
Urban development -- Italy -- Rome -- History -- To 1500
ARCHITECTURE -- Buildings -- Public, Commercial & Industrial.
Architecture and state.
City and town life.
Hospital buildings -- Design and construction.
Politics and culture.
Politics and government.
Public hospitals.
Social conditions.
Social control.
Rome (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc
Rome (Italy) -- Politics and government
Rome (Italy) -- Social conditions
Italy -- Rome.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004307559 (electronic bk.)
9789004307551 (electronic bk.)