Rome, 1000-1527 AD
Archaeology and History
Roberto Meneghini [+–]
Office for the Cultural Heritage of the Municipality of Rome
Riccardo Santangeli Valenzani [+–]
Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Since 2011 he has been directing, in collaboration with the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma, the excavation of the medieval contexts of the Colosseum and the Templum Pacis. He is the author, among many other publications, of Roma nell’alto medioevo – Topografia e Urbanistica della città dal V al X secolo, Roma 2004
Until a few decades ago, our understanding of medieval Rome was essentially based on information taken from written sources, on artworks, and on the rich ecclesiastical heritage of the Eternal City. But the development of an urban archaeology which explores not just the vast imperial Roman monumental and material record, but all periods of history, has generated much valuable evidence which enables a coherent picture to be drawn of the post-classical and medieval cityscape, its economy, culture and occupants. Written by scholars at the forefront of much of the latest research, this volume is the first to offer a synthesis of these discoveries and to chart in detail the transformation of Rome’s spaces, its people and their everyday lives across the Middle Ages.