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The Revolution of Cola Di Rienzo

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In Rome on May 20, 1347 Cola di Rienzo, a young visionary with a gift for oratory, overthrew the rule of the barons and the pope. Cola's revolution then attempted to restore the greatness of the medieval commune, revive the ancient Roman Republic, and usher in a new age of liberty, justice and peace. The bright hope for Rome and Italy soon changed to disillusionment, however, as pope and barons conspired to isolate and then topple the Tribune of the People only seven months later. After a period of exile and wandering in the Abruzzi Mountains, he traveled to the Holy Roman Emperor in Prague where he was befriended by Charles IV but eventually arrested, imprisoned by the Inquisition, and turned over to his arch-enemy, Pope Clement VI in Avignon. In a bizarre turn of events he was freed and returned to Rome to restore the republic. Shortly thereafter the barons revolted again; and Rienzo was slain by a mob on the Capitoline Hill, near where his bronze statue now stands. Using their letters and other writings, plus many other contemporary documents, this book tells the story of the relationship between Cola di Rienzo and Francesco Petrarch, the poet and Renaissance humanist. Petrarch's initial break with the Tribune and his eventual bid to save him from death offer a remarkable case study of the interaction between the world of letters and politics - between the contemplative and the active lives - in the early Renaissance. Translated from Latin by Mario E. Cosenza. 3rd, revised, edition by Ronald G. Musto. Updated introduction, bibliography, map, notes and index.

Synopsis:

For its tenth anniversary Italica Press issued a new, third edition of its first book. Completely reset, newly edited with revised introduction, bibliography, and notes.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-190) and index.

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ISBN:
9780934977005
Author:
Petrarca, Francesco
Publisher:
Italica Press
Translator:
Cosenza, Mario E.
Editor:
Musto, Ronald G.
Author:
Musto, Ronald G.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Rome (Italy) History 476-1420 Sources.
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3rd ed. /
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 249-258.
Series Volume:
548
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
5.51x8.50x.51 in. .64 lbs.

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