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Conclusion: To Govern but Not to Rule

James A. Palmer

in The Virtues of Economy: Governance, Power, and Piety in Late Medieval Rome

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742378
eISBN:
9781501742385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742378.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This concluding chapter highlights Pope Boniface IX's engagement with Rome following his ascent to the papacy in 1389. Boniface's accrual of goodwill early in his papacy culminated in the concession ... More


Good Governance and the Economy of Violence

James A. Palmer

in The Virtues of Economy: Governance, Power, and Piety in Late Medieval Rome

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742378
eISBN:
9781501742385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742378.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter describes the economy of violence. Through a theatrical form of ritualized peacemaking, Roman elites managed private violence, claimed justice and peace as characteristic of Roman ... More


The Houses of Women: Citizens, Spiritual Economy, and Community

James A. Palmer

in The Virtues of Economy: Governance, Power, and Piety in Late Medieval Rome

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742378
eISBN:
9781501742385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742378.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter assesses the instantiation of the spiritual economy on the Roman landscape in the form of women's houses. Some were home to widows and unmarried daughters of Roman citizens; others were ... More


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