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The Ecclesiastical and Political History of the Popes of Rome

The Ecclesiastical and Political History of the Popes of Rome
During the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
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  • Date Published: May 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108027298

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  • This translation by Sarah Austin (1793–1867) of German historian Leopold von Ranke's three-volume work contributed significantly to early modern history and historiography. By some accounts 'the best living translator' of her time, Austin was a member of social circles that included Jeremy Bentham and J. S. Mill. Ranke (1795–1886) worked for most of his life at the University of Berlin, writing several histories covering the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries. (His six-volume History of England is also reissued in this series.) Austin's translation recognises Ranke's importance to Western historiography: his influential methodology stressed the centrality of using primary sources and of the historian's objectivity. Ranke's history engages with a much wider area than his title suggests; indeed, his subject is 'the struggle between Catholicism and Protestantism, between authority and innovation', as Austin writes. These volumes will be of interest to early modern historians and historiographers alike.

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    • Date Published: May 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108027298
    • dimensions: 325 x 250 x 150 mm
    • weight: 2.27kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Translator's preface
    Author's preface
    Book I:
    1. Epochs of the papacy
    2. The church and the ecclesiastical states in the beginning of the sixteenth century
    3. Political state of Europe, its connection with the Reformation
    Book II. Beginning of the Regeneration of Catholicism
    Book III. The Popes about the Middle of the Sixteenth Century
    Book IV. State and Court: The Times of Gregory XIII and Sixtus V. Volume 2: Book V. Counter-Reformation
    Book VI. Counter-Reformation
    Book VII. 1590–1630:
    1. Progress of the restoration of Catholicism, 1590–1617
    2. General war. Triumphs of Catholicism, 1617–1623
    3. Conflicting political relations. New triumphs of Catholicism, 1623–1628
    4. Mantuan war. Thirty years' war. Volume 3: Book VIII. 1590–1630
    Appendix
    Index.

  • Author

    Leopold von Ranke

    Translator

    Sarah Austin

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