Spanish Rome, 1500-1700

Spanish Rome, 1500-1700

by Thomas James Dandelet
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300089562

ISBN-13: 9780300089561

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: Yale University Press

Spanish Rome, 1500-1700 won the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference Roland Bainton prize for best new book in history and theology in 2002.

"In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Rome was an aged but still vigorous power while Spain was a rising giant on track toward becoming the world's most powerful and first truly global empire. This book

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Spanish Rome, 1500-1700 won the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference Roland Bainton prize for best new book in history and theology in 2002.

"In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Rome was an aged but still vigorous power while Spain was a rising giant on track toward becoming the world's most powerful and first truly global empire. This book tells the story of the meeting of these two great empires at a critical moment in European history. Thomas Dandelet explores for the first time the close relationship between the Spanish Empire and Papal Rome that developed in the dynamic period of the Italian Renaissance and the Spanish Golden Age. The author examines on the one hand the role the Spanish Empire played in shaping Roman politics, economics, culture, society, and religion, and on the other the role the papacy played in Spanish imperial politics and the development of Spanish absolutism and monarchical power." Reconstructing the large Spanish community in Rome during this period, the book reveals the strategies used by the Spanish monarchs and their agents that successfully brought Rome and the papacy under their control. Spanish ambassadors, courtiers, and merchants in Rome carried out a subtle but effective conquest by means of a distinctive "informal" imperialism, which relied largely on patronage politics. As Spain's power grew, Rome enjoyed enormous gains as well, and the close relations they developed became a powerful influence on the political, social, economic, and religious life not only of the Iberian and Italian peninsulas but also of Catholic Reformation Europe as a whole.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300089561
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

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List of Maps
Acknowledgments
A Note on Currency
Introduction1
Ch. 1Foundations16
Ch. 2Charles V and the Spanish Myth of Rome34
Ch. 3The Roman World in the Age of Philip II53
Ch. 4The People of Spanish Rome109
Ch. 5The Piety of Spanish Rome160
Ch. 6Urban VIII and the Decline of Spanish Rome188
Ch. 7Spanish Revival and Resilience, 1650-1700202
Conclusion215
Epilogue219
Notes221
Index265

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