A History of the Papacy during the Period of the Reformation: Volume 1, The Great Schism - The Council of Constance, 1378-1418

A History of the Papacy during the Period of the Reformation: Volume 1, The Great Schism - The Council of Constance, 1378-1418

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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. Volume 1 (1882) describes the developments within the Catholic church that led to the 'Babylonian Captivity of the Popes' in Avignon, and then focuses on the Council of Constance (1414-18). Creighton juxtaposes very detailed accounts of the various popes with a narrative of the early reformation movements across Europe, from Oxford and Paris to Bohemia.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139150626
  • 9781139150620

Table of contents

Preface; Introduction: 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.show more