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A History of the Papacy during the Period of the Reformation

A History of the Papacy during the Period of the Reformation
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  • Date Published: December 2011
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  • isbn: 9781108041119

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  • Mandell Creighton's five-volume study of the papacy during the Reformation was first published between 1882 and 1894. Lytton Strachey paid an indirect compliment to Creighton's work by remarking that 'the biscuit is certainly dry; but at any rate there are no weevils'. Creighton (1843–1901) was an academic and an ordained Anglican. Having studied at Oxford and spent time in the parish of Embleton in Northumberland, he was appointed the first Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Cambridge, became Bishop of Peterborough and ended his career as Bishop of London. Beginning with the 'Babylonian Captivity of the Popes' in Avignon, this work examines intellectual and political developments in the church during the Renaissance period, ending with the papacy's reaction to the Protestant Reformation (as embodied by Martin Luther), the sack of Rome, and Clement VII's flight to Orvieto in 1527.

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    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108041119
    • length: 2120 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 121 mm
    • weight: 2.9kg
    • availability: Out of stock in print form with no current plan to reprint
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. The rise of the papal power
    2. The popes at Avignon
    Book I. The Great Schism. 1378–1414:
    1. Urban VI, Clement VII, and the affairs of Naples. 1378–89
    2. Clement VII. Boniface IX. Religious movements in Oxford and Paris. 1389–94
    3. Boniface IX. Benedict XIII. Attempts of France to heal the Schism. 1394–1404
    4. Innocent VII. Benedict XIII. Troubles in Italy and France. 1404–6
    5. Gregory XII. Benedict XIII. Negotiations between the rival popes. 1406–9
    6. The Council of Pisa. 1409
    7. Alexander V. 1409–10
    8. John XXIII. 1410–14
    Book II. The Council of Constance. 1414–18:
    1. The Council of Constance and John XXIII. 1414–15
    2. Deposition of John XXIII. 1415
    3. Religious movements in England and Bohemia
    4. John Hus in Bohemia. 1398–14
    5. The Council of Constance and the Bohemian reformers. 1414–16
    6. Sigismund's journey and the Council during his absence. 1415–16
    7. Council of Constance and the election of Martin V
    8. Martin V and the reformation at Constance. End of the Council. 1417–18
    Appendix. Volume 2: Book III. The Council of Basel. 1419–47:
    1. Martin V and Italian affairs. 1419–25
    2. Martin V and the papal restoration. Beginnings of Eugenius IV. 1425–32
    3. Bohemia and the Hussite wars. 1418–31
    4. First attempt of Eugenius IV to dissolve the Council of Basel. 1431–4
    5. The Council of Basel and the Hussites. 1432–4
    6. Eugenius IV and the Council of Basel. Negotiations with the Greeks and the Bohemians. 1434–6
    7. War between the pope and the Council. 1436–8
    8. Eugenius IV in Florence. The union of the Greek Church. 1434–9
    9. The German declaration of neutrality. Election of Felix V. 1438–9
    10. Eugenius IV and Felix V. 1440–4
    Book IV. The Papal Restoration. 1444–64:
    1. Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini and the restoration of the obedience of Germany. 1444–7
    2. Nicolas V and the affairs of Germany. 1447–53
    3. Nicolas V and the fall of Constantinople. 1453–5
    4. Nicolas V and the revival of learning
    5. Calixtus III. 1455–8
    6. Pius II and the Congress of Mantua. 1458–60
    7. Pius II and the affairs of Naples and Germany. 1460–1
    8. Pius II's relations to France and Bohemia. 1461–4
    9. Crusade and death of Pius II. 1464
    Index. Volume 3: Book V. The Italian Princes. 1464–1518:
    1. Paul II. 1464–71
    2. Paul II in his relations to literature and art
    3. Sixtus IV and the Republic of Florence. 1471–80
    4. Italian wars of Sixtus IV. 1481–4
    5. Innocent VIII. 1484–92
    6. Beginnings of Alexander VI. 1492–4
    7. Charles VIII in Italy. 1494–5
    8. Alexander VI and Fra Girolamo Savonarola. 1495–8
    9. Alexander VI and the Papal States. 1495–9
    Appendix. Volume 4: Book V continued. The Italian Princes. 1464–1518:
    10. Alexander VI and Cesare Borgia. 1500–2
    11. Death of Alexander VI. 1503
    12. The fall of Cesare Borgia. Pius III. Julius II. 1503–4
    13. First plans of Julius II. 1504–6
    14. The League of Cambrai. 1506–10
    15. The wars of Julius II. 1510–11
    16. The Holy League. 1511–13
    17. Rome under Julius II
    18. Beginnings of Leo X. 1513–15
    19. Francis I in Italy. 1515–16
    20. Close of the Lateran Council. 1517
    Index. Volume 5: Book VI. The German Revolt. 1517–27:
    1. Humanism in Germany
    2. The Reuchlin struggle
    3. The rise of Luther
    4. The Imperial election
    5. The Diet of Worms
    6. The death of Leo X
    7. Adrian VI
    8. The beginnings of Clement VII
    9. The sack of Rome

  • Author

    Mandell Creighton

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