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The Ecclesiastical and Political History of the Popes of Rome (3 Volume Paperback Set): During the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

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This translation by Sarah Austin (1793?1867) of German historian Leopold von Ranke's three-volume work contributed significantly to early modern history and historiography. By some accounts 'the best living translator' of her time, Austin was a member of social circles that included Jeremy Bentham and J. S. Mill. Ranke (1795?1886) worked for most of his life at the University of Berlin, writing several histories covering the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries. (His six-volume History of England is also reissued ...

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The ecclesiastical and political history of the popes of Rome during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries

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This translation by Sarah Austin (1793–1867) of German historian Leopold von Ranke's three-volume work contributed significantly to early modern history and historiography. By some accounts 'the best living translator' of her time, Austin was a member of social circles that included Jeremy Bentham and J. S. Mill. Ranke (1795–1886) worked for most of his life at the University of Berlin, writing several histories covering the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries. (His six-volume History of England is also reissued in this series.) Austin's translation recognises Ranke's importance to Western historiography: his influential methodology stressed the centrality of using primary sources and of the historian's objectivity. Ranke's history engages with a much wider area than his title suggests; indeed, his subject is 'the struggle between Catholicism and Protestantism, between authority and innovation', as Austin writes. These volumes will be of interest to early modern historians and historiographers alike.

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Volume 1: Translator's preface; Author's preface; Book I: 1. Epochs of the papacy; 2. The church and the ecclesiastical states in the beginning of the sixteenth century; 3. Political state of Europe, its connection with the Reformation; Book II. Beginning of the Regeneration of Catholicism; Book III. The Popes about the Middle of the Sixteenth Century; Book IV. State and Court: The Times of Gregory XIII and Sixtus V. Volume 2: Book V. Counter-Reformation; Book VI. Counter-Reformation; Book VII. 1590–1630: 1. Progress of the restoration of Catholicism, 1590–1617; 2. General war. Triumphs of Catholicism, 1617–1623; 3. Conflicting political relations. New triumphs of Catholicism, 1623–1628; 4. Mantuan war. Thirty years' war. Volume 3: Book VIII. 1590–1630; Appendix; Index.

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