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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 serious time in Rome's transformation from old capital to strong bishopric to new kingdom capital, Pope Paschal I undertook a construction crusade to speak his authority and Rome's value as an old and modern seat of energy. Combining research of up to date chronicles and files, structure, mosaics and new archaeology of medieval Rome, Caroline Goodson examines Paschal's city venture, revealing new styles of well known saint veneration in resplendent new church buildings in-built conventional architectural vocabularies. those alterations attach town and the pope to the earlier and the current, within the related league because the Byzantine and Carolingian capitals and their emperors. by means of reading the relationships among the fabric international and political strength in early medieval Rome, this cutting edge research unearths the significance of Rome's sacred and concrete panorama in developing papal rule and impression either within the urban and past.

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