A History of the Papacy during the Period of the Reformation: Volume 2, The Council of Basel - The Papal Restoration, 1418-1464

A History of the Papacy during the Period of the Reformation: Volume 2, The Council of Basel - The Papal Restoration, 1418-1464

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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 2 (1882) focuses on the controversial Council of Basel (1431-49) and its struggle with Eugenius IV over the crucial issue of papal authority as against both conciliar rule and the secular powers of Europe. The volume ends with the death in 1464 of Pius II.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139150634
  • 9781139150637

Table of contents

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; Appendix; Index.
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