9780271037660-0271037660-Urban Legends: Civic Identity and the Classical Past in Northern Italy, 1250–1350

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

ISBN-13: 9780271037660
ISBN-10: 0271037660
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Beneš, Carrie E.
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Format: Paperback 296 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780271037660
ISBN-10: 0271037660
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Beneš, Carrie E.
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Format: Paperback 296 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Beneš, Carrie E. wrote Urban Legends: Civic Identity and the Classical Past in Northern Italy, 1250–1350 comprising 296 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0271037660 and 9780271037660. Since then Urban Legends: Civic Identity and the Classical Past in Northern Italy, 1250–1350 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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.

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