A Sudden Terror: The Plot to Murder the Pope in Renaissance Rome

A Sudden Terror: The Plot to Murder the Pope in Renaissance Rome

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by Anthony F. D'Elia
     
 

D’Elia offers a compelling, surprising story that reveals a Renaissance world that witnessed the rebirth of interest in the classics, a thriving homoerotic culture, the clash of Christian and pagan values, the contest between republicanism and a papal monarchy, and tensions separating Christian Europeans and Muslim Turks.See more details below

Overview

D’Elia offers a compelling, surprising story that reveals a Renaissance world that witnessed the rebirth of interest in the classics, a thriving homoerotic culture, the clash of Christian and pagan values, the contest between republicanism and a papal monarchy, and tensions separating Christian Europeans and Muslim Turks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674035553
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

  1. Carnival to Lent
  2. The Price of Magnificence
  3. Lessons of Rebellions Past
  4. A Pagan Renaissance: Sodomy and the Classical Tradition
  5. Consorting with the Enemy: Mehmet II and the Ottoman Threat
  6. The Emperor’s Tomb
  7. Humanism Imprisoned

  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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