Conclave 1559: Ippolito d'Este and the Papal Election of 1559 Mary Hollingsworth

Conclave 1559: Ippolito d'Este and the Papal Election of 1559

Author: Mary Hollingsworth
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Book Title
Conclave 1559: Ippolito d'Este and the Papal Election of 1559
Author
Mary Hollingsworth
ISBN
9781800244740
Intrigue, double-dealing and conspiracy in the Eternal City 'A fascinating narrative of the intermingling of secular and religious power' New Statesman'Brings to life not only the political dimension, but the fascinating material detail' BBC History Magazine'A highly enjoyable and thrilling read... Hollingsworth has peeled back the veil of secrecy surrounding papal conclaves' History Today'Full of lively detail and colour' Literary ReviewAugust 1559. As the long hot Italian summer draws to its close, so does the life of a rigidly orthodox and profoundly unpopular pope. The harshly repressive papacy of Paul IV has seen the establishing of the Roman Inquisition and the Index of Prohibited Books, an unbending refusal to open dialogue with Protestants, and the ghettoization of Rome's Jews. On 5 September 1559, as the great doors of the Vatican's Sala Regia are ceremonially locked, the future of the Catholic Church - and the whole of Europe - hangs in the balance.Mary Hollingsworth offers a compelling and sedulously crafted reconstruction of the longest and most taxing of sixteenth-century papal elections. Its crisscrossing fault lines divided not only moderates from conservatives, but also the adherents of three national 'factions' with mutually incompatible interests. France and Spain were both looking to extend their power in Italy and beyond and had very different ideas of who the new pope should be - as did the Italian cardinals. Drawing on the detailed account books left by Ippolito d'Este, one of the participating cardinals, Conclave 1559 provides remarkable insights into the daily lives and concerns of the forty-seven men locked up for some four months in the Vatican.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Mary HollingsworthPublisher: Apollo Publishing InternationalPublished: 02/07/2023ISBN: 9781800244740Pages: 320Weight: 0.56lbsSize: 7.82h x 5.14w x 0.83d
Intrigue, double-dealing and conspiracy in the Eternal City

'A fascinating narrative of the intermingling of secular and religious power' New Statesman

'Brings to life not only the political dimension, but the fascinating material detail' BBC History Magazine

'A highly enjoyable and thrilling read... Hollingsworth has peeled back the veil of secrecy surrounding papal conclaves' History Today

'Full of lively detail and colour' Literary Review

August 1559. As the long hot Italian summer draws to its close, so does the life of a rigidly orthodox and profoundly unpopular pope. The harshly repressive papacy of Paul IV has seen the establishing of the Roman Inquisition and the Index of Prohibited Books, an unbending refusal to open dialogue with Protestants, and the ghettoization of Rome's Jews. On 5 September 1559, as the great doors of the Vatican's Sala Regia are ceremonially locked, the future of the Catholic Church - and the whole of Europe - hangs in the balance.

Mary Hollingsworth offers a compelling and sedulously crafted reconstruction of the longest and most taxing of sixteenth-century papal elections. Its crisscrossing fault lines divided not only moderates from conservatives, but also the adherents of three national 'factions' with mutually incompatible interests. France and Spain were both looking to extend their power in Italy and beyond and had very different ideas of who the new pope should be - as did the Italian cardinals. Drawing on the detailed account books left by Ippolito d'Este, one of the participating cardinals, Conclave 1559 provides remarkable insights into the daily lives and concerns of the forty-seven men locked up for some four months in the Vatican.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Mary Hollingsworth
Publisher: Apollo Publishing International
Published: 02/07/2023
ISBN: 9781800244740
Pages: 320
Weight: 0.56lbs
Size: 7.82h x 5.14w x 0.83d
Intrigue, double-dealing and conspiracy in the Eternal City

'A fascinating narrative of the intermingling of secular and religious power' New Statesman

'Brings to life not only the political dimension, but the fascinating material detail' BBC History Magazine

'A highly enjoyable and thrilling read... Hollingsworth has peeled back the veil of secrecy surrounding papal conclaves' History Today

'Full of lively detail and colour' Literary Review

August 1559. As the long hot Italian summer draws to its close, so does the life of a rigidly orthodox and profoundly unpopular pope. The harshly repressive papacy of Paul IV has seen the establishing of the Roman Inquisition and the Index of Prohibited Books, an unbending refusal to open dialogue with Protestants, and the ghettoization of Rome's Jews. On 5 September 1559, as the great doors of the Vatican's Sala Regia are ceremonially locked, the future of the Catholic Church - and the whole of Europe - hangs in the balance.

Mary Hollingsworth offers a compelling and sedulously crafted reconstruction of the longest and most taxing of sixteenth-century papal elections. Its crisscrossing fault lines divided not only moderates from conservatives, but also the adherents of three national 'factions' with mutually incompatible interests. France and Spain were both looking to extend their power in Italy and beyond and had very different ideas of who the new pope should be - as did the Italian cardinals. Drawing on the detailed account books left by Ippolito d'Este, one of the participating cardinals, Conclave 1559 provides remarkable insights into the daily lives and concerns of the forty-seven men locked up for some four months in the Vatican.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Mary Hollingsworth
Publisher: Apollo Publishing International
Published: 02/07/2023
ISBN: 9781800244740
Pages: 320
Weight: 0.56lbs
Size: 7.82h x 5.14w x 0.83d