This book is the first modern monograph on a remarkable medieval building complex, located some two and a half miles south of the Aurelian city walls of Rome and a little over a mile from the basilica of St. Paul's at the Via Ostiense. Its origins as an early medieval monastery and as a memorial marking the supposed site of the apostle Paul's martyrdom are probably closely connected to the grand Early Christian basilica that was built on the apostle's tomb. From the perspective of architectural history, the extant buildings are fascinating because they constitute an early Cistercian foundation in Italy built on the soil of the ancient metropolis of the emperors and popes. The Cistercian and Roman traditions both have clearly defined architectural languages, and the Tre Fontane is their meeting point.

With this publication, Barclay Lloyd offers the fruits...

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