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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

Volume 1


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - European History

  • Date Published: January 2011
  • availability: Out of stock in print form with no current plan to reprint
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108027113

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  • This translation by Sarah Austin (1793–1867) of German historian Leopold von Ranke's 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. Austin's translation recognises Ranke's importance to Western historiography: his 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. Volume 1 traces the impact and history of the popes from their 'epochs' to the sixteenth century. These volumes will be of interest to early modern historians and historiographers alike.

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    • Date Published: January 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108027113
    • length: 558 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Out of stock in print form with no current plan to reprint
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Author

    Leopold von Ranke


    Sarah Austin

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