Romans and Christians [Paperback]

Dominic Janes (Author)

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ISBN: 9780752419541 | Published by: Tempus Publishing Ltd | Year of Publication: 2002 | Language: English 159p, 31 b/w illus

Romans and Christians


Images, both artistic and architectural, were an integral part of the ways in which Romans and Christians spread their message across the empire. Initially, this `visual history' discusses how Rome's power was projected through the construction of magnificent palaces and public buildings, such as the Colosseum, and considers the affect of persecution on Christian iconography. The second part of the study focuses on artworks, tombs, churches and buildings in Britain and Gaul during the latter years of the Roman period. James examines the reasons behind the popularity of Christianity in these provinces and considers the continuity of images during the transition to the Middle Ages.

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