History of the City of Rome in the Middle Ages by Ferdinand Gregorovius, Annie Hamilton

By Ferdinand Gregorovius, Annie Hamilton

Ferdinand Gregorovius (1821-1891) used to be a celebrated German medieval historian. After learning philosophy and theology on the college of K?nigsberg, Gregorovius moved to Rome in 1852, and have become immersed in getting to know the medieval background of town. First released in 1872, his huge research of medieval Rome was once the 1st sleek account of the topic, and have become the normal reference. This English translation of the fourth German version seemed among 1894 and 1902. In his paintings Gregorovius discusses the political, social and cultural adjustments within the urban from four hundred to 1534, making wide use of basic assets. Gregorovius additionally comprises the Renaissance in his examine, displaying how medieval notion and occasions encouraged political and cultural existence and concept in the course of the Renaissance. quantity 7, half 1 covers the interval 1421-1496 and examines the of town and the method of city renewal.

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The fugitives had left S. Paul's behind: the river now became wider; they hoped to gain Ostia. But the greatest danger was still to come. A fishing boat, filled with armed men, pushed out from the shore and tried to place itself across the river. The brave Valentino perceiving the intention, resolutely turned his boat to run down the enemy, or himself to perish with the Holy Father, while the Soldan and four other companions savagely turned their crossbows against the pursuers. The enemy's boat was fortunately old and rotten.

Their mercenaries even occupied towers in the Marches. True, they surrendered the Roman fortresses to the new pope, capitulation is given in its entirety in the Diarum of Burkhard from the Conclave of Innocent VIII. CH. J EUGENIUS IV. 27 and brought him gifts of homage; they were accused of having appropriated the wealth which their uncle had collected for the Turkish war, as well as the papal jewels which had been kept in the Palace of SS. Apostoli. The hot-tempered Eugenius caused his predecessor's chamberlain to be arrested on April 11, in order to extort a confession.

Pichler, Gesch. der Kirchl. Trennung zwischen dem Orient tmd Occident, Munich, 1864, ii. 250. See the history of the theory of the papal infallibility and the contest it evoked in the Church itself in Der Papst und das Concil, by Janus, Leipzig, 1869. This book, called forth by the Council of 1869, continues the long chain of protests produced by liberal-minded Catholics, more especially those of Germany, from the time of Lewis the Bavarian. VOL. VII. C 34 ROME IN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY. [BK. XIII.

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