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Author Musto, Ronald G.

Title Apocalypse in Rome : Cola di Rienzo and the politics of the New Age / Ronald G. Musto.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2003.

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Description 1 online resource (xx, 436 pages, [20] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Summary 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 a return to its former greatness." "A man of modest origins, Cola gained a reputation as a talented professional with an unparalleled knowledge of Rome's classical remains. After earning the respect and friendship of Petrarch and the sponsorship of Pope Clement VI, Cola won the affections and loyalties of all classes of Romans." "At the height of Cola's rule, a conspiracy of pope and barons forced him to flee the city and live for years as a fugitive until he was betrayed and taken to Avignon to stand trial as a heretic. Musto relates the dramatic story of Cola's subsequent exoneration and return to central Italy as an agent of the new pope. But only weeks after he reestablished his government, he was slain by the Romans atop the Capitoline hill.--Publisher description.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-408) and index.
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Subject Rienzo, Cola di, -1354.
Rienzo, Cola di.
Rienzo, Cola di, -1354
Rome (Italy) -- History -- 476-1420.
Revolutionaries -- Italy -- Rome -- Biography.
Rome (Italy) -- Biography.
Chronological Term 476-1420
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Musto, Ronald G. Apocalypse in Rome. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2003 0520233964 (DLC) 2002152227 (OCoLC)50851684
ISBN 9780520928725 (electronic bk.)
0520928725 (electronic bk.)
1417522763 (electronic bk.)
9781417522767 (electronic bk.)
0520233964 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520233966 (cloth ; alk. paper)