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The virtues of economy : governance, power, and piety in late medieval Rome

Author: James A Palmer
Publisher: Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book explores the transformation of Roman political culture from c.1350 to c.1450, and its implications for the history of the city, the Papacy, and the modern state. Specifically, it examines the gradual transition of Roman political elites from a commitment to governing Rome as a free city-commune to a willingness to act as the governing agents of a sovereign papacy. It emphasizes that understanding this  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Palmer, James A. (James Allen), 1977-
Virtues of economy.
Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2019012822
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James A Palmer
ISBN: 9781501742385 1501742388 9781501742392 1501742396
OCLC Number: 1090705850
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 243 pages)
Contents: Introduction : late medieval Rome, an elusive phantom --
Ruin and reality --
Power, morality, and political change in fourteenth-century Rome --
Living and dying together : testamentary practice in fourteenth-century Rome --
For the benefit of souls : chapels, virtue, and justice --
The houses of women : citizens, spiritual economy, and community --
Good governance and the economy of violence --
Conclusion : to govern but not to rule.
Responsibility: James A. Palmer.
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The humanist perception of fourteenth-century Rome as a slumbering ruin awaiting the Renaissance and the return of papal power has cast a long shadow on the historiography of the city. Challenging  Read more...


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"Palmer tells the political story of how the papacy eventually asserted its mastery of Rome, and he understands governance and power." * SPECULUM *

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