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Medieval RomeStability and Crisis of a City, 900-1150$
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Chris Wickham

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199684960

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684960.001.0001

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The Geography of Ritual and Identity

The Geography of Ritual and Identity

(p.321) 6 The Geography of Ritual and Identity
Medieval Rome

Chris Wickham

Oxford University Press

In this chapter how Roman processions and other ritual worked to construct the continuing spatial identity of Rome as a city is analysed. In addition, Roman art production, law, and Rome’s history-writing and social memory are also discussed, to create a complex picture of the city’s cultural identity.

Keywords:   processions, ritual, identity, law, art, history-writing

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