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The Resource The power of place : rulers and their palaces, landscapes, cities, and holy places, David Rollason

The power of place : rulers and their palaces, landscapes, cities, and holy places, David Rollason

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The power of place : rulers and their palaces, landscapes, cities, and holy places
Title
The power of place
Title remainder
rulers and their palaces, landscapes, cities, and holy places
Statement of responsibility
David Rollason
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Power of Place explores the nature of power--the power of kings, emperors, and popes--through the places that these rulers created or developed, including palaces, cities, landscapes, holy places, inauguration sites, and burial places. Ranging across all of Europe from the first to the sixteenth centuries--from Prague and Seville to Palermo and the Oslo Fjord--David Rollason examines how these places conveyed messages of power and what those messages were. Rollason draws on the latest research in a range of disciplines--principally archaeology, and the histories of art, architecture, and landscape, as well as historical and literary studies--to investigate what the power of rulers consisted of. Was their power based on impersonal bureaucratic mechanisms, on personal relationships between rulers and subjects, or on strong beliefs in the quasi-divine status of rulers? How did impressive edifices support and emphasize these practices of power? Rollason takes readers to spectacular sites, including the remarkable remains of the tenth-century city of Madinat al-Zahra near Cordoba, the remarkably preserved palace-church of the emperor Charlemagne in Aachen, and the soaring shrine-church of the Saint-Chapelle of King Louis IX. Giving readers the tools to analyze rulers' palaces, landscapes, cities, and holy places, The Power of Place offers a fascinating perspective on the development of power throughout history"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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Rollason, D. W.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Palaces
  • Landscapes
  • Cities and towns
  • Sacred space
  • Historic sites
  • Architecture and state
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
Label
The power of place : rulers and their palaces, landscapes, cities, and holy places, David Rollason
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-448) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Palaces -- The Power of Design -- The Power of Architectural Style and Decoration -- Part II. Landscapes -- Gardens, Parks, and Power -- The Power of Forests and the Hunt -- Part III. Cities -- Cities, Planning, and Power -- Triumphs and Entries : the City as Stage Set -- Part IV. Holy Places -- Power, Place, and Relics -- Churches, Mosques, and Power -- Part V. Inauguration-Places and Burial-Places -- The Inauguration of Rulers : Places and Rituals -- Death and Power : The Burial Places of Rulers -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn934937627
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xxi, 458 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691167626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)934937627
Label
The power of place : rulers and their palaces, landscapes, cities, and holy places, David Rollason
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-448) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Palaces -- The Power of Design -- The Power of Architectural Style and Decoration -- Part II. Landscapes -- Gardens, Parks, and Power -- The Power of Forests and the Hunt -- Part III. Cities -- Cities, Planning, and Power -- Triumphs and Entries : the City as Stage Set -- Part IV. Holy Places -- Power, Place, and Relics -- Churches, Mosques, and Power -- Part V. Inauguration-Places and Burial-Places -- The Inauguration of Rulers : Places and Rituals -- Death and Power : The Burial Places of Rulers -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn934937627
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xxi, 458 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691167626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)934937627

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