The Rome of Pope Paschal I: Papal Power, Urban Renovation, Church Rebuilding and Relic Translation, 817-824 (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series)

The Rome of Pope Paschal I: Papal Power, Urban Renovation, Church Rebuilding and Relic Translation, 817-824 (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series)


within the early 9th century, a severe time in Rome's transformation from historic capital to strong bishopric to new kingdom capital, Pope Paschal I undertook a development crusade to speak his authority and Rome's value as an historic and modern seat of energy. Combining research of up to date chronicles and records, structure, mosaics and new archaeology of medieval Rome, Caroline Goodson examines Paschal's city venture, revealing new styles of renowned saint veneration in resplendent new church buildings inbuilt conventional architectural vocabularies. those modifications attach town and the pope to the earlier and the current, within the similar league because the Byzantine and Carolingian capitals and their emperors. by means of interpreting the relationships among the cloth global and political strength in early medieval Rome, this leading edge learn finds the significance of Rome's sacred and concrete panorama in developing papal rule and impact either within the urban and past.

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