Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Tyranny Under the Mantle of St. Peter: Pope Paul II and Bologna (Late Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 5) [Hardcover]

Our Price $ 56.70  
Retail Value $ 81.00  
You Save $ 24.30  (30%)  
Item Number 241385  
Buy New $56.70
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for Tyranny Under the Mantle of St. Peter: Pope Paul II and Bologna (Late Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 5) by Ian Robertson...

Pope Paul II (1464-1471) stands out amongst the later fifteenth-century popes by virtue of his high concept of princely sovereignty, and his vision of the papal temporal dominions as a genuinely co-ordinated territorial state, an enduring public entity. Inevitably he clashed with the Commune of Bologna, second city of the Papal State, over which he naturally aspired to more jurisdiction. The political vision of the Bolognese regime had a narrowly local focus which precluded the sacrifice of Bolognese independence in favour of integration into a wider territorial entity, and sprang from a view of government as rightfully the private preserve of a restricted oligarchic group, from the 1440s consolidated in the magistracy of the 'Sixteen Reformers of the Rgime of Liberty'. Paul II regarded the rgime of the Sixteen as a 'tyranny', and declared that he did not want such tyrannies flourishing 'under the mantle of Saint Peter'. Paul II's intervention in Bolognese affairs failed to open up the restricted circle of the Bolognese oligarchy or to curb Bologna's independence in the Papal State. It did nonetheless constitute a watershed in the evolution of the Bolognese rgime. Through political miscalculation, it seems, Paul was led to institute a constitutional modification which gave the long-developing predominance of the Bentivoglio family an institutional basis and opened the way for it to become more overtly 'signorial', replacing one 'tyranny' with another. However, this aggravated a long-standing tension in the rgime between collegiality and despotism, and paved the way for the eventual destruction of the Bentivoglio predominance and the incorporation of Bologna into the more co-ordinated Papal State of the sixteenth-century - a result more consonant with Paul II's aims. The clash between Paul II and Bologna is ultimately one between two opposed concepts of government and 'the state'.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Pages   256
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.72" Width: 6.62" Height: 0.81"
Weight:   1.33 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 14, 2002
Publisher   Brepols Publishers
ISBN  2503513034  
ISBN13  9782503513034  

Availability  0 units.

More About Ian Robertson

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Ian Robertson was born in 1944.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > History > Europe > General
2Books > Subjects > History > Europe > Italy > General
3Books > Subjects > History > Europe > Italy > Medieval
4Books > Subjects > History > Europe > Italy > Renaissance
5Books > Subjects > History > World > General
6Books > Subjects > History > World > Medieval
7Books > Subjects > History > World > Renaissance
8Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Catholicism > Popes
9Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Church History > General
10Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Religious Studies > History

Reviews - What do customers think about Tyranny Under the Mantle of St. Peter: Pope Paul II and Bologna (Late Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 5)?

Be the first to write a review about Tyranny Under the Mantle of St. Peter: Pope Paul II and Bologna (Late Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 5)

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Tyranny Under the Mantle of St. Peter: Pope Paul II and Bologna (Late Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 5)

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy