Publisher: Penn State University Press (March 23, 2011)
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among 1250 and 1350, a variety of Italian city-states jockeyed for place in a cutthroat political weather. trying to valid and ennoble their autonomy, they became to historic Rome for concrete and symbolic resources of identification. every one city-state appropriated classical symbols, historical fabrics, and Roman myths to valid its regime as a logical successor to—or continuation of—Roman rule. In city Legends, Carrie Beneš illuminates this position of the classical previous within the development of past due medieval Italian city identification.