Chapter Two: Civic Space, the Public Square, and Good Governance

“As a form of political propaganda, Justice has had a remarkable and distinctive run.”

A Long Political Pedigree: Shamash, Maat, Dike, and Themis

Justicia, St. Michael, and the Cardinal Virtue Justice

Civic Spaces, Allegories of Good and Bad Government, and Fourteenth-Century Sienna

  • Public Buildings Fashioning Civic Identities
  • Lorenzetti and the Palazzo Pubblico
  • Justice Bound by Tyranny
  • Theories of Governance: Aristotle, Cicero, Aquinas, Latini, God, and Political Propaganda
  • Good Government on the East and West Coasts of the United States: Reiterations by Caleb Ives Bach and Dorothea Rockburne

Last Judgments in Town Halls

  • Civic Public and Christian
  • “For that judgment you judge, shall redound on you”: The Magdeburg Mandate
  • Conflating the Last Judgment with Trials