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By Robert Brentano

Robert Brentano conjures up papal Rome in all its paradox and intricate brilliance. From a close new version of the actual "town" with its sequence of brick campanili and eco-friendly and pink mosaic flooring, to the intrigues of the good households, just like the Orsini and Colonna, the reader is guided via complicated and interesting tradition. Brentano's ability lies in his skill to mix the tale of the vaulting ambition of the nice households, merely mildly tempered by means of their very genuine non secular piety, with a brilliant reconstruction of way of life in postclassical Rome.

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