Rome's World: The Peutinger Map Reconsidered (BOK)

Richard J. A. Talbert

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The Peutinger Map is the only map of the Roman world to come down to us from antiquity. Today it is among the treasures of the Austrian National Library in Vienna. Richard Talbert's study presented in Rome's World: The Peutinger Map Reconsidered offers a long-overdue reinterpretation and appreciation of the map as a masterpiece of both mapmaking and imperial Roman ideology. Here, the ancient world's traditional span, from the Atlantic to India, is dramatically remoulded; lands and routes take pride of place, whereas seas are compressed. Talbert posits that the map's true purpose was not to assist travellers along Rome's highways, but rather to celebrate the restoration of peace and order by Diocletian's Tetrarchy. Such creative cartography influenced the development of medieval mapmaking. With the aid of digital technology, this book enables readers to engage with the Peutinger Map in all of its fascinating immensity more closely than ever before.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Richard J. A. Talbert
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521764803
Antall sider 376 Dimensjoner 21,5cm x 25,3cm x 2,6cm
Vekt 840 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form European history, Classical history / classical civilisation, Historical geography