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Profile of a Thirteenth-Century Papal Palace

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  • Date Published: December 1996
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print June 2006
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521482004

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  • Viterbo: Profile of a Thirteenth Century Papal Palace examines the form, function, style, and historical significance of one of the most remarkable structures created in Italy during the thirteenth century. Providing an in-depth analysis of the palace's place in architectural history, Gary Radke also analyzes the social history of the building, demonstrating how Viterbo's civic leaders were able to attract the popes to their city and how local builders accomodated papal taste, needs, and sensibilities.

    • Highly detailed plans and elevations of all aspects of the palace
    • Reconstruction drawings of the structure as it grew from a bishop's palace to a rambling papal complex
    • In-depth analysis of the building's restorations as well as construction
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This, in itself, constitutes a major scholarly contribution and is made even more valuable by numerous photographs and a finely drawn series of reconstructions and plans. Scholars in history, art and architectural history, and archaeology will be mining this volume for years to come." Maureen Miller, The Medieval Review

    "This book is of real value to palace studies generally." Paul Binski, Speculum

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 1996
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521482004
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 261 x 186 x 27 mm
    • weight: 1.18kg
    • contains: 186 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print June 2006
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Narrative Text: Introduction
    1. Veterbo, Rome and the Popes
    2. Building the papal palace
    3. Form and function
    4. Stylistic context and significance
    Part II. Structural Catalogue:
    5. A scheme for dating masonry in Viterbo
    6. Archaeological analysis of the Palazzo dei Papi
    7. Renovations and restorations

  • Author

    Gary M. Radke, Syracuse University, New York

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