By Lynne C. Lancaster

This booklet reports six vaulting innovations hired in structure outdoor of Rome and asks why they have been invented the place they have been and the way they have been disseminated. many of the ideas contain terracotta parts in a number of varieties, comparable to average flat bricks, hole voussoirs, vaulting tubes, and armchair voussoirs. every one is traced geographically through GIS mapping, the result of that are analysed when it comes to chronology, geography, and ancient context. the commonest construction sort within which the ideas look is the bathtub, demonstrating its significance as a catalyst for technological innovation. This booklet additionally explores exchange networks, the pottery undefined, and army routine when it comes to development development, revealing how architectural innovation used to be inspired by means of huge ranging cultural components, a lot of which stemmed from neighborhood impacts instead of imperial intervention. extra assets together with broad searchable databases with bibliographical info and color illustrations on hand at www.cambridge.org/vaulting.

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