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Apocalypse in Rome: Cola di Rienzo and the Politics of the New Age

Ronald Musto

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233966
eISBN:
9780520928725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233966.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

On May 20, 1347, Cola di Rienzo overthrew without violence the turbulent rule of Rome's barons and the absentee popes. A young visionary and the best political speaker of his time, Cola promised Rome ... More


Apocalypse in Rome

Ronald G. Musto

in Apocalypse in Rome: Cola di Rienzo and the Politics of the New Age

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233966
eISBN:
9780520928725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233966.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Innocent reformed most of Clement's abuses, cutting back papal expenses and reducing Avignon's court and bureaucracy, simplifying ceremonial and the extravagant lifestyle of the papal familia, and ... More


Introduction: Cola di Rienzo

Ronald G. Musto

in Apocalypse in Rome: Cola di Rienzo and the Politics of the New Age

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233966
eISBN:
9780520928725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233966.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book is the story of Cola di Rienzo, of his rise to power, his coronation as tribune, his startling victories over the barons, his unexpected fall, his years of hidden wandering among the ... More


Last World Emperor and Angel Pope

Ronald G. Musto

in Apocalypse in Rome: Cola di Rienzo and the Politics of the New Age

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233966
eISBN:
9780520928725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233966.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Stirred by Fra Angelo to take up his role in the Last Days, and weary of his long years of hiding from Rome's barons and their plots to destroy him, in June 1350 Cola di Rienzo decided that his fate ... More


Abdication and Exile

Ronald G. Musto

in Apocalypse in Rome: Cola di Rienzo and the Politics of the New Age

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233966
eISBN:
9780520928725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233966.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Opera comune, “common work,” was what Cola di Rienzo had called the victory over the barons at Porta San Lorenzo. Cola's actions had shocked and disturbed the loyal knights of Rome. The Anonimo ... More


Cola and the World

Ronald G. Musto

in Apocalypse in Rome: Cola di Rienzo and the Politics of the New Age

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233966
eISBN:
9780520928725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233966.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Cola di Rienzo envisioned a clear and consistent foreign policy and diplomacy in order to manifest the deeply apocalyptic underpinnings and goals of his stato, to spell out the practical results of ... More


War with the Barons

Ronald G. Musto

in Apocalypse in Rome: Cola di Rienzo and the Politics of the New Age

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233966
eISBN:
9780520928725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233966.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The barons' submission to a change in government atop the Capitoline, to someone who had the pope's blessing and who might keep the streets clean and prevent their enemies from gaining supremacy ... More


At Rome

in The Man Who Believed He Was King of France: A True Medieval Tale

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226145259
eISBN:
9780226145273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226145273.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In 1354, Giannino di Guccio, a merchant aged thirty-eight with a wife and children, went to Rome and received a shocking revelation from Cola di Rienzo, a Roman senator. Cola told Giannino that he ... More


The Popes at Avignon

Ronald G. Musto

in Apocalypse in Rome: Cola di Rienzo and the Politics of the New Age

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233966
eISBN:
9780520928725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233966.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The Anonimo romano deliberately juxtaposed the sentences presented in this order: the murder of Cola di Rienzo's brother, Cola's thoughts of revenge, his analysis of Rome's bad government, and his ... More


Italy, Rome, and Empire: (.1335–1369)

Alexander Lee

in Humanism and Empire: The Imperial Ideal in Fourteenth-Century Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199675159
eISBN:
9780191753107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199675159.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

The middle decades of the fourteenth century saw a change in the nature of the humanists’ enthusiasm for Empire. Often closely associated with the papal court, either as civic administrators in Rome, ... More


Giannino in History, Legend, and Literature

in The Man Who Believed He Was King of France: A True Medieval Tale

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226145259
eISBN:
9780226145273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226145273.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book has narrated the story of Giannino di Guccio, the Siena merchant who believed he was king of France, in a straightforward fashion, commenting on the main source—the so-called Istoria del re ... More


Preparing for the Apocalypse

Ronald G. Musto

in Apocalypse in Rome: Cola di Rienzo and the Politics of the New Age

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233966
eISBN:
9780520928725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233966.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Cola di Rienzo carefully selected a series of images to symbolize for his contemporaries the issues he wanted to bring into public focus and discussion. Since apocalyptic writing offers both ... More


Education, Profession, and Family

Ronald G. Musto

in Apocalypse in Rome: Cola di Rienzo and the Politics of the New Age

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233966
eISBN:
9780520928725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233966.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the education, profession, and family of Cola di Rienzo. Cola's education probably involved “reading the Psalter,” which was also used to teach the alphabet, syllabication, ... More


Birth, Youth, and Society

Ronald G. Musto

in Apocalypse in Rome: Cola di Rienzo and the Politics of the New Age

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233966
eISBN:
9780520928725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233966.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The myths surrounding Cola di Rienzo began with Cola himself. Cola was attempting to persuade one emperor that he was the bastard offspring of another—in fact Charles' own natural uncle—in order to ... More


Pentecost

Ronald G. Musto

in Apocalypse in Rome: Cola di Rienzo and the Politics of the New Age

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233966
eISBN:
9780520928725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233966.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Cola di Rienzo's campaign to rebuild a civic culture in Rome took nearly three years. But as his speeches gained circulation and his apocalyptic images grew on the consciousness of the Romans, he ... More


The Buono Stato

Ronald G. Musto

in Apocalypse in Rome: Cola di Rienzo and the Politics of the New Age

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233966
eISBN:
9780520928725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233966.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Cola di Rienzo and his supporters produced the first fruit of their labors: the proclamation of the Ordinances of the buono stato. The ordinances indicate that the buono stato anticipated armed ... More


At Siena

in The Man Who Believed He Was King of France: A True Medieval Tale

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226145259
eISBN:
9780226145273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226145273.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

While Giannino di Guccio was becoming a wealthy merchant in Siena, a businessman at the top level of city government, he grew increasingly convinced that he was a king as well. With the help of Cola ... More


Cola and the Barons

Ronald G. Musto

in Apocalypse in Rome: Cola di Rienzo and the Politics of the New Age

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233966
eISBN:
9780520928725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233966.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Cola di Rienzo's task in Rome would be a long and hard one: reestablishing the coalition that had brought about the revolution and had sent him to Avignon. The barons possessed a resource that few ... More


Reviving Antiquity

Ronald G. Musto

in Apocalypse in Rome: Cola di Rienzo and the Politics of the New Age

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233966
eISBN:
9780520928725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233966.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

For his anonymous Roman biographer, Cola di Rienzo's first, and greatest, claim to fame and to the enduring memory of his fellow citizens was precisely his ability to answer questions in fresh and ... More


In the East

in The Man Who Believed He Was King of France: A True Medieval Tale

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226145259
eISBN:
9780226145273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226145273.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

On March 23, 1357, at Bordeaux, Giannino di Guccio and the English agreed to a truce to last from Easter of that year, April 9, until Easter of 1359, April 29. The king of France, Jean II the Good, ... More


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