Spirit and Art of Christian Rome
Stickler, Alfons M.
Sanchez de Muniain, Jose M.
Redig de Campos, Deoclecio
De Vita, Carlo
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Yale University Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $240.00|
| Book Description: |
The Vatican is a unique domain. The world's smallest independent city state, it is the seat of the papacy--and thus the spiritual headquarters of one of the world's great religions, Roman Catholicism--and at the same time it is among the largest and most distinguished complexes of architectural and artistic treasures in the West.
To the ancient Romans, the Vaticanum was a swampy and ill-defined region along the bank of the Tiber. It was the site of the Vatican Circus--begun...