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xiv, 314 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Author's Note Maps Introduction Notes Chapter One: Early Popes -Before Clement: Boniface VIII, Philip the Fair, and Rome -Clement V: French Puppet or Able Diplomat? -The Past Catching Up: Boniface and the Templars -Why Not Return to Rome? -Centralization: John XXII -Satanic Beginnings -The Franciscan Poverty Debate and Its European Implication -Beatific Vision -Monasticization: Benedict XII -Staying in Avignon -Notes Chapter Two: Papal Monarchy -How to Be Pope: The Papal Monarchy of Clement VI -Clement VI and Rome: Cola di Rienzo -Clement VI and Joanna of Naples -Clement VI and Italy: Milan and Louis of Bavaria -Clement VI: Arbiter of the Hundred Years' War -The Arrival of the Black Death -Clement VI: The Humanist -Lawyer and Conqueror: Innocent VI -The Lands of St. Peter -The Hundred Years' War: Poitiers and Its Aftermath -The Free Companies in Provence -Holy Roman Empire -Notes Chapter Three: Returning to Rome -Urban V -A Fastidious Man -How to Eliminate the Free Companies -The Emperor's Visit -The Castilian Situation -Returning to Rome -The Last of the Avignon Popes: Gregory XI -Florence and the Pope: Toward the Break -Florence and the Pope at War -The Interdict -Returning to Rome -Notes Chapter Four: Constructing the Administration: Governance and -Personnel 149 -Governance and Finance: Avignon -Apostolic Chamber -Chancery -Penitentiary and Rota -The Pope's Household -The Administration's Mark on Avignon -Cardinals -Notes Chapter Five: Avignon: The Capital and Its Population -Avignon's Governance and Administration -Citizens and Courtiers -Avignon's Urban Landscape -Avignon's Parishes and Their Social Topography -To Live in a Medieval Capital City -Notes Chapter Six: The Great Western Schism and Avignon -Why a Schism -The Early Years -Continuation -Toward a Solution -Effects and Results -Notes Conclusion Notes Additional Bibliography -1: Early Popes -2: Papal Monarchy -3: Returning to Rome -4: Constructing the Administration -5: Avignon: The Capital and Its Population -6: The Great Western Schism and Avignon.
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With the arrival of Clement V in 1309, seven popes ruled the Western Church from Avignon until 1378. Joelle Rollo-Koster traces the compelling story of the transplanted papacy in Avignon, the city the popes transformed into their capital. Through an engaging blend of political and social history, she argues that we should think more positively about the Avignon papacy, with its effective governance, intellectual creativity, and dynamism. It is a remarkable tale of an institution growing and defending its prerogatives, of people both high and low who produced and served its needs, and of the city they built together. As the author reconsiders the Avignon papacy (1309-1378) and the Great Western Schism (1378-1417) within the social setting of late medieval Avignon, she also recovers the city's urban texture, the stamp of its streets, the noise of its crowds and celebrations, and its people's joys and pains. Each chapter focuses on the popes, their rules, the crises they faced, and their administration but also on the history of the city, considering the recent historiography to link the life of the administration with that of the city and its people. The story of Avignon and its inhabitants is crucial for our understanding of the institutional history of the papacy in the later Middle Ages. The author argues that the Avignon papacy and the Schism encouraged fundamental institutional changes in the governance of early modern Europe-effective centralization linked to fiscal policy, efficient bureaucratic governance, court society (societe de cour), and conciliarism. This fascinating history of a misunderstood era will bring to life what it was like to live in the fourteenth-century capital of Christianity.
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Green Library
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1 volume (various pagings) : portrait ; 24 cm.
  • Nicholas of Cusa and Zabarella
  • Constance and conciliarism
  • Zabarella.
Crises are never the best of times and the era of the Great Western Schism (1378-1417) easily qualifies as one of the worst of times. As a professor of canon law at the University of Padua and later cardinal, and as a major theorist in the conciliarist movement, Franciscus Zabarella (1360-1417) tried to do what a good legal mind does: find and explicate a viable and legal solution to the crises of his time, a solution that would stand up in his own era and for the generations that followed. In this volume Thomas Morrissey looks at what he said, wrote and did, and places him and his thought in the context of the late medieval and early modern era, how he reflected that world and how he influenced it. Particular studies elucidate what he wrote on the authority and on the duty of the people in power, what they could do and should do, as well as what they should not do. They also show how he explored the area of early constitution law and human rights in civil and religious society and that his work leads down the road to our modern constitutional democratic societies.The volume includes two previously unpublished studies, on the situation in Padua c. 1400 and on a sermon from 1407, together with an introduction contextualising the articles.
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vi, 467 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
  • List of Illustrations Introduction: The Great Schism and the Scholarly Record, Joelle Rollo-Koster and Thomas M. Izbicki Civil Violence and The Initiation of the Schism, Joelle Rollo-Koster Luxury and Extravagance at the Papal Court in Avignon and the Outbreak of the Great Western Schism, Stefan Weiss Local Experiences of the Great Western Schism, Philip Daileader The Conceptualization and Imagery of the Great Schism, Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski Witness to the Schism: The Writings of Honorat Bovet, Michael Hanly Byzantium, Islam, and the Great Western Schism, Michael A. Ryan Seeking Legitimacy: Art and Manuscripts for the Popes in Avignon from 1378 to 1417, Cathleen A. Fleck The Reform Context of the Great Western Schism, Christopher M. Bellitto Extra ecclesiam salus non est-sed quae ecclesia?: Ecclesiology and Authority in the Later Middle Ages, David Zachariah Flanagin The Authority of Peter and Paul: The Use of Biblical Authority during the Great Schism, Thomas M. Izbicki The Council of Constance (1414-18) and the End of the Schism, Philip H. StumpM Conclusion: The Shadow of the Schism, Thomas M. Izbicki Bibliography Notes on Contributors Index.
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This collection presents the broadest range of experiences faced during the Schism, center and periphery, clerical and lay, male and female, Christian and Muslim, theology, including exegesis of Scripture, diplomacy, French literature, reform, art, and finance.
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Green Library
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xix, 283 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
At the dawn of the fifteenth century, Islam invaded Europe from the East and it seemed that Christendom itself was under threat. In an attempt to save Christian world the Emperor Sigismund called the many nations of Europe together for a conference at Constance, beside the Rhine. The Conference attracted the greatest minds in the western world, as well as innumerable princes, lawyers and prostitutes. And amid the confusion hoped to put Europe's house in order. Schism had ravaged the Catholic Church and three Popes claimed the seat of St Peters. There were also dangerous stirrings of reform. Over the next months debate raged while Sigismund attempted to find a solution. The event would be one of the major turning points in European history - the last event of the medieval world, heralding the dawn of the renaissance and the rise of humanism.Yet it would also hold a darker truth and with the burning of the Czech divine, Jan Hus, saw first moments of the Reformation. The story rises to a conclusion on the battlements of Constantinople in 1453 where, despite all of Sigismund's attempts to repel the Ottomans, the East rose up once more. Praise for Frank Welsh's previous books. "The Four Nations" (HarperCollins, 2002): 'A big, exciting, opinionated book' - Ron Hutton, "TLS". "Great Southern Lands" (Penguin, 2004): 'A labour of love ...Welsh's historical research and sense of detail are excellent' - "Literary Review". 'Destined to be one of the great standard histories of that astonishing continent ...powerful and profound' - Andrew Roberts.
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Green Library
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265 p. ; 25 cm.
  • The empty see
  • Empty see governance and the papal electoral system
  • The liturgy of the empty see
  • Looting, charity, and liturgy
  • The empty see as liminal phenomenon
  • Looting the empty see : the early chronology
  • Introducing spolia: the connection with the ancient
  • Early spoils : historiography
  • Evidence
  • Right of spoil
  • Looting the empty see : the Great Western Schism (1378)
  • Rome 1378 : quick historiography
  • Rome 1378 : background
  • Rome 1378 : "Romanum volumus papam vel omnes moriemini!"
  • Conclusion : more loot.
Throughout the European Middle Ages, the death of high-ranking prelates was usually interwoven with violent practices. During Empty Sees, mobs ransacked bishops' and popes' properties to loot their movable goods.
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Green Library
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x, 240 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
For almost forty years, from 1378 to 1417, the Western Church was divided into rival camps headed by two - and eventually three - competing popes. The so-called Great Schism provoked a profound and long-lasting anxiety throughout Europe - an anxiety that reverberated throughout clerical circles and among the ordinary faithful. In "Poets, Saints, and Visionaries of the Great Schism", Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski looks beyond the political and ecclesiastical storm and finds an outpouring of artistic, literary, and visionary responses to one of the great calamities of the late Middle Ages. Modern historians have analyzed the Great Schism mostly from the perspective of church politics. Blumenfeld-Kosinski shifts our attention to several groups that have not before been considered together: saintly men and women (such as Catherine of Siena, Pedro of Aragon, Vincent Ferrer, and Constance de Rabastens), politically aware and committed poets (such as Philippe de Mezieres and Christine de Pizan), and prophets (for example, the mysterious Telesphorus of Cosenza and the authors of the anonymous Prophecies of the Last Popes). Not surprisingly, these groups often saw the Schism as an apocalyptic sign of the end times. Images abounded of the divided Church as a two-headed monster or suffering widow. A twelfth-century "prelude" looks at the schism of 1159 and the role the famous visionaries Hildegard of Bingen and Elisabeth of Schonau played in this earlier crisis in order to define common threads of "mystical activism" as well as the profound differences with the later Great Schism. "Poets, Saints, and Visionaries of the Great Schism" will be of interest to students and scholars of medieval and early modern history, religious studies, and literature.
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Green Library
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xv, 275 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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283 p. ; 24 cm.
Internal crises and external conflict made stability a rare feature of city life in the northern Italian communities of the Renaissance. ?Negotiating Survival? follows the many twists and turns of strategy and vision that enabled the republic to emerge transformed but intact from the enormous strains created by the Great Schism.
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Green Library
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463 p.
A study of the Constance reforms, which offers explanations for the frequently alleged failures of the reforms, while arguing that the sucesses were much greater than historians have generally acknowledged. The author analyzes the specific reforms in light of the conflicting interests of reformers; then he probes the conceptual basis of the reforms, employing methodology developed by Gerhart Ladner. An appendix offers a new edition of the central source for the deliberations - the records of the Constance reform committee - using three recently identified manuscripts. The Constance reformers gathered a rich harvest of late medieval institutional reform thought and imagery. Under the central motto of "reform in head and members", they put long-standing conciliar theories into practice, forging a pragmatic synthesis of hierarchy and collegiality.
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Green Library
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x, 252 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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xii, 369 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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vi, 232 p. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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398, [1] p. ; 24 cm.
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652 p., [1] folded p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
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xv, 245 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
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x, 307 p. ; 25 cm.
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vii, 280 p. illus., ports. 23 cm.
Green Library
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320 p. illus. 25 cm.
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xiii, 244 p. illus., ports. 22 cm.
Green Library
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x, 132 p. 23 cm.
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