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Carrie Elizabeth Benes
New College of Florida (Sarasota, FL 34243-2146)

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$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2006 – 7/31/2006

Roman Foundations: Constructing Civic Identity in Late Medieval Italy

Completion of a book manuscript exploring the construction of urban identity in the northern and central Italian cities in the century between AD 1250 and 1350. I argue that appropriations of the classical past in the late medieval cities attest a broader awareness of classical antiquity than has traditionally been credited to late medieval Italy, and I use both textual and material evidence to evaluate the ways that the Roman past was woven into the culture, politics, and social identities of urban communities.