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Rome before Avignon : a social history of thirteenth-century Rome /
by Robert Brentano.
imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c1990
description
xiv, 340 p., [14] p. of plates : ill., map ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0520069528 (alk. paper), 9780520069527
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c1990
isbn
0520069528 (alk. paper)
9780520069527
general note
"First published in 1974 by Basic Books"--T.p. verso.
catalogue key
9226001
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-331) and index.
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Summaries
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Robert Brentano evokes papal Rome in all its paradox and complicated brilliance. From a detailed re-creation of the physical "town" with its series of brick "campanili and green and purple mosaic floors, to the intrigues of the great families, like the Orsini and Colonna, the reader is guided through complex and fascinating culture. Brentano's skill lies in his ability to combine the story of the vaulting ambition of the great families, only mildly tempered by their very real religious piety, with a vivid reconstruction of everyday life in postclassical Rome.
Main Description
Robert Brentano evokes papal Rome in all its paradox and complicated brilliance. From a detailed re-creation of the physical "town" with its series of brick campaniliand green and purple mosaic floors, to the intrigues of the great families, like the Orsini and Colonna, the reader is guided through complex and fascinating culture. Brentano's skill lies in his ability to combine the story of the vaulting ambition of the great families, only mildly tempered by their very real religious piety, with a vivid reconstruction of everyday life in postclassical Rome.
Long Description
Robert Brentano evokes papal Rome in all its paradox and complicated brilliance. From a detailed re-creation of the physical "town" with its series of brickcampaniliand green and purple mosaic floors, to the intrigues of the great families, like the Orsini and Colonna, the reader is guided through complex and fascinating culture. Brentano's skill lies in his ability to combine the story of the vaulting ambition of the great families, only mildly tempered by their very real religious piety, with a vivid reconstruction of everyday life in postclassical Rome.
Main Description
In this probing study of papal Rome, Robert Brentano evokes a living city in all its paradox and complicated brilliance. Brentano's skills lies in his ability to combine the story of the overwhelming ambition of the great families with a vivid reconstruction of everyday life in postclassical Rome.

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