Within the early 9th century, a serious time in Rome's transformation from historical capital to robust bishopric to new nation 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 latest 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 inbuilt conventional architectural vocabularies. those ameliorations attach town and the pope to the previous and the current, within the comparable league because the Byzantine and Carolingian capitals and their emperors. by means of studying the relationships among the fabric international and political energy in early medieval Rome, this cutting edge examine unearths 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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