Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Rome
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A. Historical place

A.1. Curia and Papal States

When the papal Curia moved from R. to Avignon (1303–1378), the Papal States in Italy, the Patrimonium Petri, dissolved into political anarchy. The city of R., as the centre of the state, was particularly affected. Not only did it lose its economic basis, it suffered a power vacuum, which patrician clans sought to fill as they vied for political and commercial influence. Nor did this situation change dur…

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Landfester, Manfred (Gießen) and Beer, Susanna de (Leiden), “Rome”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_COM_004948>
First published online: 2015



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