A History of the Papacy during the Period of the Reformation: Volume 3, The Italian Princes, 1464-1518

A History of the Papacy during the Period of the Reformation: Volume 3, The Italian Princes, 1464-1518

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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 3 (1887) concentrates on the half-century preceding the Reformation. This was a period of papal decline from the learned and energetic Pius II to a state of degeneracy and corruption which Luther and others attempted to reform. The volume ends with a detailed account of Alexander VI, the Borgia pope.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139150642
  • 9781139150644

Table of contents

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.show more