Franklin

Reviving the Eternal City : Rome and the Papal Court, 1420-1447 / Elizabeth McCahill.

Author/Creator:
McCahill, Elizabeth M., 1974-
Publication:
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (302 pages) : illustrations
Series:
I Tatti Studies in Italian Renaissance History
Italian studies in Italian Renaissance history
Status/Location:
Loading...

Options
Location Notes Your Loan Policy

Details

Other records:
Subjects:
Papacy -- History -- 1378-1447.
Rome (Italy) -- History -- 1420-1798.
Eugene IV, Pope, 1383-1447.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In 1420, after more than one hundred years of the Avignon Exile and the Western Schism, the papal court returned to Rome, which had become depopulated, dangerous, and impoverished in the papacy's absence. Reviving the Eternal City examines the culture of Rome and the papal court during the first half of the fifteenth century. As Elizabeth McCahill explains, during these decades Rome and the Curia were caught between conflicting realities--between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, between conciliarism and papalism, between an image of Rome as a restored republic and a dream of the city as a papal capital. Through the testimony of humanists' rhetorical texts and surviving archival materials, McCahill reconstructs the niche that scholars carved for themselves as they penned vivid descriptions of Rome and offered remedies for contemporary social, economic, religious, and political problems. In addition to analyzing the humanists' intellectual and professional program, McCahill investigates the different agendas that popes Martin V (1417-1431) and Eugenius IV (1431-1447) and their cardinals had for the post-Schism pontificate. Reviving the Eternal City illuminates an urban environment in transition and explores the ways in which curialists collaborated and competed to develop Rome's ancient legacy into a potent cultural myth.
Contents:
Front matter
Contents
List of Illustrations
Introduction: Rome ca. 1420
1. Rome's Third Founder? Martin V, Niccolò Signorili, and Roman Revival, 1420-1431
2. In the Theater of Lies: Curial Humanists on the Benefits and Evils of Courtly Life
3. A Reign Subject to Fortune: Guides to Survival at the Court of Eugenius IV
4. Curial Plans for the Reform of the Church
5. Acting as the One True Pope: Eugenius IV and Papal Ceremonial
6. Eugenius IV, Biondo Flavio, Filarete, and the Rebuilding of Rome
Abbreviations
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-674-72715-0
0-674-72615-4
OCLC:
979747464
Publisher Number:
10.4159/harvard.9780674726154 doi