Imperial Rome and Christian Triumph, by Jas Elsner and The Clash of Gods, by Thomas F. Mathews

The rich and fascinating resources explore the first few centuries of Christian art in the context of the culture of Rome and its provinces, imperial religious ceremonies and competing cults. Jas Elsner, lecturer in the history of art at London's Courtauld Institute, provides maps, timeline, more than 150 plates, and a careful text detailing the role of the visual arts in the Roman Empire of the "Second Sophistic" and "Late Antiquity" periods.

 

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