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Author Wharton, Annabel Jane.

Title Refiguring the post classical city : Dura Europos, Jerash, Jerusalem, and Ravenna / Annabel Jane Wharton
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995


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Description xvi, 238 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents 1. The Scholarly Frame: Orientalism and the Construction of Late Ancient Art History. Marginalizing Practices / Bernard Berenson. The Orient oder Rom Debate / Josef Strzygowski and Giovanni Teresio Rivoira. Nationalism and Racism. Lessons / Erwin Panofsky -- 2. Dura Europos. Modern Histories of Dura: Marking the Edge. Defining Community: Local Space / Local Authority. Visual Discourses -- 3. Jerash and Jerusalem. Urban Order and Visual Discourse: Classical and Post Classical Space in Jerash. The Haptic and the Transformation of the Body. Jerusalem: Space of Frustrated Desire. Jerash and Jerusalem: Space as Spolia. Spatial Agonistics -- 4. Ravenna. Supersession of the Classical. Ritual and the Production of Meaning. The Arian Baptistery: Competing Authorities. Heterotopic Reverberations: Medieval Baptisteries. Reinscription and Erasure -- 5. The Popular Frame: The Use and Reuse of Monuments. East and West: Ritual and Political Difference and Sameness
Modern Histories of Ravenna: Ambivalent Center -- Addendum: Readers' Reports
Analysis Architecture
Middle East
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-231) and index
Subject Architecture -- Italy -- Ravenna.
Architecture -- Middle East.
Architecture, Ancient -- Middle East.
Architecture, Early Christian -- Italy -- Ravenna.
Civilization, Greco-Roman -- Influence.
Civilization, Greco-Roman.
LC no. 94044727
ISBN 0521481856 (hardback)