The article is about the comparison of the data on the Iconoclasm from historical sources and monuments of art.
This publication, edited for the first time in Russia, is dedicated to the famous Roman gallery of Borghese, with a collection of ancient art and sculpture of the New Time, Renaissance masterpieces and works of artists of the 17th and 18th centuries, collected by one of the most celebrated and powerful Italian families and kept in a beautiful palace built especially for works of art. In this space are collected the magnificent sculptures of Bernini, works of Raphael and Titian, paintings of Giovanni Bellini and Paolo Veronese, Perugino and Correggio, Cranach and Rubens and other famous masters.
This article deals with some aspects of the influence of the Roman public law on the Russia law. Particular attention is paid to the analysis of the concepts of "state" and "tsarstvo" in the Roman public law and Russian law, of the legal aspects of the relationship between church and state in Ancient Rome, and Russia - the "Third" Rome, of the concept of the republic, as well as the relationship of public power and people in Roman and Soviet law.
The article analyses the mosaics in the important Roman churches and studies the common meaning of their decorations.
The article deals with the political, theological and cultural dialogue between papal Rome and Imperial Constantinople. The period of 6-8th centuries is the one of Byzantine domination in Rome, and a number of Roman frescoes belong to this period, whose style and iconography give insights into the theological and political polemics, or into the cultural influence of early Byzantine art on the local tradition. Art works are rarely used or not used at all as sources in the study of relations between the two capitals and iconoclasm. This study can helpfully contribute to the overall research view on the subject.
The paper examines the main features of Roman-Irish relationship through the prism of military conflicts. Latin sources of the second half of the 4th century mention two groups of Irish raiders: skotti and attacotti. Both groups are difficult to identify, however it is proposed, based on the account of Ammianus Marcellinus, to distinguish them by the logic of forming (respectively, social and clan-based) and goals of military actvity (plundering and serch for new territory to settle). This assumtion is confirmed by later accounts of the sources.