Urban legends : civic identity and the classical past in Northern Italy, 1250-1350 (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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Urban legends : civic identity and the classical past in Northern Italy, 1250-1350

Author: Carrie E Beneš
Publisher: University Park, Pa : Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Explores the role of the classical past in the construction of urban identity in late medieval Italy. Focuses on the appropriation of classical symbols, ancient materials, and Roman myths to legitimate the regimes of various Italian city-states"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carrie E Beneš
ISBN: 0271037652 9780271037653
OCLC Number: 759815510
Description: xii, 278 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Appropriating a Roman past --
Padua : rehousing the relics of Antenor --
Genoa : many Januses for civic unity --
Siena : Romulus and Remus revisited --
Perugia : adopting a new Aeneas --
Classical scholarship and public service.
Responsibility: Carrie E. Beneš.

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