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Author McCahill, Elizabeth M., 1974- author.

Title Reviving the Eternal City : Rome and the Papal Court, 1420-1447 / Elizabeth McCahill
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013


Description 1 online resource
Series Italian studies in Italian Renaissance history
ACLS Humanities E-Book (Series)
Contents Rome's third founder? Martin V. Niccolò Signorili, and Roman revival, 1420-1431 -- In the theater of lies: curial humanists on the benefits and evils of courtly life -- A reign subject to fortune: guides to survival at the court of Eugenius IV -- Curial plans for the reform of the Church -- Acting as the one true pope: Eugenius IV and papal ceremonial -- Eugenius IV, Biondo Flavio, Filarete, and the rebuilding of Rome
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
SUBJECT Eugene IV, Pope, 1383-1447.
Eugene IV, Pope, 1383-1447. fast (OCoLC)fst00037943
Eugenius IV, paus, paus van 3 mrt. 1431- 23 febr. 1447, ca. 1383-1447. (NL-LeOCL)073374857 nta
Martinus V, paus, ca. 1369-1431. (NL-LeOCL)075006855 nta
Signorili, Niccolò, fl. 1430. (NL-LeOCL)374338779 nta
Biondo, Flavio, 1392-1463. (NL-LeOCL)072120967 nta
Katholische Kirche Curia Romana gnd
Bibel Römerbrief gnd
Subject Papacy -- History -- 1378-1447.
11.54 Roman Catholicism.
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Ecclesiology.
RELIGION -- Christian Church -- History.
SUBJECT Rome (Italy) -- History -- 1420-1798.
Subject Italy -- Rome.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013007877
ISBN 9780674726154