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Introduction

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 August 2020

Nicola Denzey Lewis
Affiliation:
Claremont Graduate University, California
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Deep in the Veneto countryside, travelers in the seventeenth and eighteenth century might easily bypass the Italian town of Monselice, overshadowed as it was by the graceful Renaissance cities of Padua and Ferrara. Fortunately for Monselice, the little hamlet had its own attraction that lured wayfarers who might not otherwise have bothered to scale the heights of the rocky promontory against which Monselice was poiseds if they were hastening between the two great cities which framed it. It was not the town’s sturdy duomo that drew people – any town of consequence had one of these – nor the castello that stubbornly topped the promontory with a crenellated crown; it was something quite unexpected that greeted a pious Christian pilgrim this close to the powerhouse of Venice: a microcosmic, sacred Rome artfully arranged according to a symbolic, secret order.

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  • Introduction
  • Nicola Denzey Lewis, Claremont Graduate University, California
  • Book: The Early Modern Invention of Late Antique Rome
  • Online publication: 21 August 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108646826.001
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  • Introduction
  • Nicola Denzey Lewis, Claremont Graduate University, California
  • Book: The Early Modern Invention of Late Antique Rome
  • Online publication: 21 August 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108646826.001
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  • Introduction
  • Nicola Denzey Lewis, Claremont Graduate University, California
  • Book: The Early Modern Invention of Late Antique Rome
  • Online publication: 21 August 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108646826.001
Available formats
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