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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


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


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