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By Hendrik W. Dey

This e-book explores the connection among the town of Rome and the Aurelian Wall in the course of the six centuries following its building within the 270s advert, a interval while the town replaced and gotten smaller virtually past acceptance, because it developed from imperial capital into the non secular middle of Western Christendom. The Wall turned the only such a lot popular characteristic within the city panorama, a dominating presence which got here physically to incarnate the political, felony, administrative, and non secular obstacles of urbs Roma, whilst it reshaped either the actual contours of the town as a complete and the psychological geographies of 'Rome' that prevailed at domestic and through the recognized international. With the passage of time, the circuit took on a lifetime of its personal because the embodiment of Rome's earlier greatness, a cultural and architectural legacy that dwarfed the quotidian realities of the post-imperial urban up to it formed them.

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