The Pontificate of Clement VII: History, Politics, Culture

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Routledge, 2017. márc. 2. - 520 oldal
The pontificate of Clement VII (Giulio de' Medici) is usually regarded as amongst the most disastrous in history, and the pontiff characterized as timid, vacillating, and avaricious. It was during his years as pope (1523-34) that England broke away from the Catholic Church, and relations with the Holy Roman Emperor deteriorated to such a degree that in 1527 an Imperial army sacked Rome and imprisoned the pontiff. Given these spectacular political and military failures, it is perhaps unsurprising that Clement has often elicited the scorn of historians, rather than balanced and dispassionate analysis. This interdisciplinary volume, the first on the subject, constitutes a major step forward in our understanding of Clement VII's pontificate. Looking beyond Clement's well-known failures, and anachronistic comparisons with more 'successful' popes, it provides a fascinating insight into one of the most pivotal periods of papal and European history. Drawing on long-neglected sources, as rich as they are abundant, the contributors address a wide variety of important aspects of Clement's pontificate, re-assessing his character, familial and personal relations, political strategies, and cultural patronage, as well as exploring broader issues including the impact of the Sack of Rome, and religious renewal and reform in the pre-Tridentine period. Taken together, the essays collected here provide the most expansive and nuanced portrayal yet offered of Clement as pope, patron, and politician. In reconsidering the politics and emphasizing the cultural vitality of the period, the collection provides fresh and much-needed revision to our understanding of Clement VII's pontificate and its critical impact on the history of the papacy and Renaissance Europe.

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Series Editors Preface
List of Contributors
Guicciardini Giovio and the Character of Clement VII
The Medici Women and Pope Clement VII
Clement VII and Francesco Maria Delia Rovere Duke of Urbino
Clement VII and the Sack of Rome as Represented in the of Cornelius
Chronicles and Testimonies from an Occupied
Clement VII in Orvieto 152728
Michelangelo and the Clementine Architectural Style
Clement VII and the Golden Age of the Papal Choir
Competition Collaboration and Specialization in the Roman
Francesco da Milano II Divino
A Tale of
Antiquity Revived and in Religion and
Adrian VI Clement VII and
Humanism and Confession in Northern Europe in the Age of Clement

The Place of Clement VII and Clementine Rome in Renaissance
An Anatomy of Patronage
Experiments in Art and Reform in Italy in the Early Sixteenth

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Kenneth Gouwens is Associate Professor in the Department of History, University of Connecticut, USA and Sheryl E. Reiss is Senior Research Associate in the Office of the Vice-Provost for Research, Cornell University, USA.

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