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Title Eyewitness to Old St. Peter's : a study of Maffeo Vegio's "Remembering the ancient history of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome" : with translation and a digital reconstruction of the church / Christine Smith, Harvard University ; Joseph F. O'Connor, Catholic University of America
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2019


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 307 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents The Canon and the Basilica. Maffeo Vegio : Biography and Historical Context -- The Text : Structure and Meaning -- A Humanist Looks at a Medieval Marvel -- Conclusion -- The Text. Note on the Text and Translation -- The Text : "Remembering the Ancient History of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome" -- The Image. The Reconstruction of St. Peter's ca. 1450 -- Appendix : The Stefaneschi Altarpiece, the Canons' Choir and Altar, and the Oratory of Sta. Maria in Cancellis
Summary "The text guides us through the building's true story in its material reality, undistorted by medieval guides. This was its living memory and a visualization of the continuity of Roman history into modern times"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Vegio, Maffeo, 1406 or 1407-1458. De rebus antiquis memorabilibus basilicae S. Petri Romae.
Subject Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano -- History
SUBJECT Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano. fast (OCoLC)fst00553835
Subject Church architecture -- Vatican City -- History
Church decoration and ornament -- Vatican City -- History
Lost architecture -- Vatican City
ART -- General.
ARCHITECTURE -- Buildings -- Religious.
Church architecture.
Church decoration and ornament.
Lost architecture.
SUBJECT Vatican City -- Antiquities.
Vatican City -- Buildings, structures, etc
Subject Vatican City.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Smith, Christine (Christine Hunnikin), editor.
O'Connor, Joseph F., 1943- editor.
Vegio, Maffeo, 1406 or 1407-1458. De rebus antiquis memorabilibus basilicae S. Petri Romae. English.
ISBN 9781108750899