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A sudden terror : the plot to murder the pope in renaissance Rome

Author: Anthony F D'Elia
Publisher: Cambridge (Mass.) ; London : Harvard University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a story that reveals a Renaissance world that witnessed the rebirth of interest in the classics, a thriving homoerotic culture, the clash of Christian and pagan values, the contest between  Read more...

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Named Person: Paul, (pape ;; Paul, (pape ;
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony F D'Elia
ISBN: 9780674035553 0674035550
OCLC Number: 690374428
Description: 1 vol. (237 p.) : ill. ; 22 cm
Contents: * Carnival to Lent * The Price of Magnificence * Lessons of Rebellions Past * A Pagan Renaissance: Sodomy and the Classical Tradition * Consorting with the Enemy: Mehmet II and the Ottoman Threat * The Emperor's Tomb * Humanism Imprisoned * Epilogue * Notes * Acknowledgments * Bibliography * Index
Responsibility: Anthony F. D'Elia.

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Although there is no conclusive evidence that a conspiracy to murder Paul II was afoot on the eve of Lent 1468, D'Elia painstakingly establishes the plausibility of such a conspiracy by deftly Read more...

 
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