The Republic of St. Peter

The Republic of St. Peter

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The Republic of St. Peter seeks to reclaim for central Italy an important part of its own history. Noble's thesis is at once original and controversial: that the Republic, an independent political entity, was in existence by the 730s and was not a creation of the Franks in the 750s. Noble examines the political, economic, and religious problems that impelled the central Italiansa€”and a succession of resolute popesa€”to seek emancipation from the Byzantine Empire. He delineates the social structures and historical traditions that produced a distinctive political society, describes the complete governmental apparatus of the Republic, and provides a comprehensive assessment of the Franco-papal alliance.Corsica, however, appears to be an authentic component of the Ludovicianuma#39; s contents, and a guaranty of it to Rome in 781 seems likely given that so many other territories mentioned in the Quierzy-Rome promise and in other documents anbsp;...

Title:The Republic of St. Peter
Author:Thomas F. X. Noble
Publisher:University of Pennsylvania Press - 2010-08-03


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