God, Rome, People in Medieval Europe
God, Rome, People in Medieval Europe is a collective book from Polystoria series, issued by the Centre of Medieval Studies of the Higher School of Economics. It contains seven essays on several subjects of intellectual, political, and architectural history of Western and Eastern Europe, from Portugal to Rus’ and Byzantium. Some of these articles are accompanied by translations of important documents of 13th and 15th century: a treatise on the omnipotence of God by Francesco della Rovere, future Sixt IV; the Marvels of the City of Rome by Master Gregory, and a letter by Infant Don Pedro to his brother Duarte, future king of Portugal, on the best way of ruling. The theme of “people” and national identities is treated on old Russian and Austrian material of Later Middle Ages and Early Modern Times. The book is addressed to historians, philologists, art historians, specialists in religious and cultural studies and political analysts, as well as a wide public interested in general history of Europe.