First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life. Mar2018, Issue 281, p19-27. 9p.
ROMAN architecture, CLASSICAL architecture, ROMAN art, ROME (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc., and CHURCH history of Rome (Italy)
The author explores how Rome, Italy modernization and survived with its status of eternal Rome. Topics discussed include Rome's architecture that dominates the history of art with buildings; struggle between the ancient pagan culture and Christianity; and the Roman organism of religious, poetic, social, economic, and legal elements as depicted in the city.
ROADS, HISTORY, CIVILIZATION, NATIONAL territory, GEOGRAPHIC information systems, ROAD design & construction, ROME (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc., and ROME (Italy)
The aim of this paper is to dig deeper in order to gain a better understanding of the territorial logic of Roman roads, following some recent approaches based on the use of digital modelling tools. Taking the case of the so-called via XVII (a ca. 330 km itinerary which joined Bracara Augusta and Asturica Augusta, NW Iberian Peninsula), the paper explores various factors, both natural and cultural, which may have been determinant in the layout of main roads in the Roman period. This study has followed a non-reconstructive methodology based on the theoretical idea of "least-cost paths" implemented by way of GIS tools. The analysis combines different variables which have an impact on human mobility (such as terrain slope and altitude, and the a priori existence of some primary nodes) and different spatial scales of analysis. As an outcome, we have achieved a detailed understanding of the factors behind the layout of this road and, in doing so, we have also drawn some conclusions regarding the historical context of its origin and development. The methodology and some of the results may be pertinent for the analysis of Roman roads elsewhere and, to some extent, for the wider analysis of ancient roads. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
ROMAN antiquities, ARCHAEOLOGICAL dating, ROME (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc., RENAISSANCE architecture, and OPTICALLY stimulated luminescence dating
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History Today; Jun2011, Vol. 61 Issue 6, p10-16, 7p
MONUMENTO nazionale Vittorio Emmanuele II (Rome, Italy), MONUMENTS -- Italy, NATIONALISM & architecture, ITALY -- Politics & government -- 1870-1914, ITALIAN unification, and ROME (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
The article presents a profile and examination of the Vittoriano, the Italian monument to the Italian King Victor Emmanuel II and his unification of Italy in the 19th century. Accounts are given describing the monument's location and features, noting the architectural themes of the work. Details are also provided describing the events surrounding its planned construction from the 1890s to its dedication in 1911. An overview of the reception and nationalistic interpretation of the monument in the following century is also given.