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

"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 c...

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Author / Creator: Palmer, James A. 1977- (Author)
Format: Electronic eBook
Imprint: Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2019.
Online Access:Available in Books at JSTOR: Evidence-Based Acquisition.
Available in ProQuest Ebook Central - Academic Complete.
Table of 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.