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Urban Legends: Civic Identity and the Classical Past in Northern Italy, 1250–1350 download ebook

by Carrie E. Beneš

Urban Legends: Civic Identity and the Classical Past in Northern Italy, 1250–1350 download ebook
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0271037652
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978-0271037653
Author:
Carrie E. Beneš
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Penn State University Press; 1 edition (March 23, 2011)
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296 pages
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Mining both written and visual evidence, Beneš traces how communes such as Padua, Genoa, Siena, and Perugia saw the promulgation of ancient foundation legends as one part of broader civic improvement and glorification projects.

In Urban Legends, Carrie Benes illuminates this role of the classical past in the construction of late medieval Italian urban identity.

In Urban Legends, Carrie Beneš illuminates this role of the classical past in the construction of late medieval Italian urban . Between 1250 and 1350, numerous Italian city-states jockeyed for position in a cutthroat political climate.

In Urban Legends, Carrie Beneš illuminates this role of the classical past in the construction of late medieval Italian urban identity. Seeking to legitimate and ennoble their autonomy, they turned to ancient Rome for concrete and symbolic sources of identity. Each city-state appropriated classical symbols, ancient materials, and Roman myths to legitimate its regime as a logical successor to-or continuation of-Roman rule. In Urban Legends, Carrie Beneš illuminates this role of the classical past in the construction of late medieval Italian urban identity.

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In Urban Legends, Carrie Benes illuminates this role of the classical past in the construction of late medieval Italian . Seeking to legitimate and enble their automy, they turned to ancient Rome for concrete and symbolic sources of identity.

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. Penn State University Press. We're committed to providing low prices every day, on everything.

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Padua", Hand-book for Travellers in Northern Italy (16th e., London: John Murray, 1897, OCLC 2231483. Carrie E. Beneš (2011). Urban Legends: Civic Identity and the Classical Past in Northern Italy, 1250-1350. T. Francis Bumpus (1900), "Padua", Cathedrals and Churches of Northern Italy, London: Laurie. Chambers's Encyclopaedia. Padua: Rehousing the Relics of Antenor". Pennsylvania State University Press.

Between 1250 and 1350, numerous Italian city-states jockeyed for position in a cutthroat political climate. In Urban Legends, Carrie Beneš illuminates this role of the classical past in the construction of late medieval Italian urban identity

Between 1250 and 1350, numerous Italian city-states jockeyed for position in a cutthroat political climate. Seeking to legitimate and ennoble their autonomy, they turned to ancient Rome for concrete and symbolic sources of identity. Each city-state appropriated classical symbols, ancient materials, and Roman myths to legitimate its regime as a logical successor to—or continuation of—Roman rule. In Urban Legends, Carrie Beneš illuminates this role of the classical past in the construction of late medieval Italian urban identity.