"In the best tradition of well-researched archaeological guides, this volume offers a brief history, a diagram, and description of all the early Christian churches and catacombs as well as suggested itineraries... Recommended not only for the traveller but also for libraries as a good entree into the early Christian archaeology of Rome." -- Religious Studies Review. "The early churches and catacombs of early Christian Rome not only comprise a material heart for the world's Christians but are a quintessential heritage for modern Europe. They deserve to be far better known and this should be the book to do the job. This book will delight anyone, be they archaeologist or holiday maker, who loves Rome, its people and their historical treasures." -- Professor Martin Carver, The University of York. "With clear, no-nonsense descriptions, useful plans and a range of other valuable information, the author makes it possible for the interested traveller to tour the city's churches and find an intimate peace alongside serene beauty. In so doing, Webb has written a book for the modern traveller to rival the medieval guides that pilgrims from all over Europe took on their journey of a lifetime." -- Professor Richard Hodges, School of World Art, University of East Anglia. "A very welcome addition to the literature." -- Amanda Claridge, author of Rome: An Oxford Archaeological Guide. "Brings together an immense body of learning." -- The Catholic Herald. "An admirably informative and practical guidebook." -- Church Times. "The excellent plans of each church and complex and occasional sections and elevations should be singled out for praise, always to the same scale and thus facilitating comparison... an invaluable research tool for the study of Early Christian Archaeology... contains a wealth of information not elsewhere available in such an accessible form." -- Church Archaeology.
About the Author
Matilda Webb is an archeologist and the author of "Decorating the""Houses of the Dead."