Images of the Good Estate: Political Legitimacy in Fourteenth-Century Rome Under Cola Di Rienzo
by Roderic Derienzo
It is 1347 and Rome is in turmoil. Aristocratic families battle in the streets and the common people suffer. Who can restore justice and order? Cola Di Rienzo, a common clerk with knowledge of what Rome once was and what she could once again become steps forward to rule Rome. Against all odds Cola Di Rienzo succeeds in bringing peace and prosperity to Rome but on the wings of heretical angels.