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.
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Robert Brentano (1926-2002) was Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of Two Churches: England and Italy in the Thirteenth Century (California).Review :
"Professor Brentano has given us a sensitive series of essays on a period of Roman social history which has . . . received little attention from modern historians. His chapters on 'The Natural Family' and 'The Spiritual Family' rest on a wide knowledge of modern research on comparable social conditions elsewhere, and are based on intelligent use of documents, many of which will be unfamiliar even to specialists." -- Peter Partner, American Historical Review
"The history of Rome in the Middle Ages does not conform to any known or assumed model of medieval urban development. Its great monuments and memories, of both the classical empire and the early Christian Church, infused it with a unique spirit and mood. . . . In a brief, brilliant, sometimes disturbing but always arresting book, Robert Brentano examines this complex Roman world in the thirteenth century." -- David Herlihy, English Historical Review
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Description du livre Basic Books, 1974. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110465071252
Description du livre Basic Books. Hardcover. État : New. 0465071252 New Condition. N° de réf. du libraire NEW6.1160639
Description du livre Basic Books, 1974. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0465071252