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The Avignon papacy contested : an intellectual history from Dante to Catherine of Siena, Unn Falkeid

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The Avignon papacy contested : an intellectual history from Dante to Catherine of Siena
Title
The Avignon papacy contested
Title remainder
an intellectual history from Dante to Catherine of Siena
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Unn Falkeid
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Language
eng
Summary
The Avignon papacy (1309-1377) represents the zenith of papal power in Europe. Over the approximately seven decades during which the pope and his curia sojourned in Southern France, the Church was subjected to an ambitious process of centralization. The institutional bureaucracy swelled out, and the Avignonese popes exercised their power more straightforwardly than ever before. However, the pope's claimed supremacy over secular rulers roused bitter resistance in various groups of people. What may be labelled as a literary war broke out, which engaged a series of critics and intellectuals from different traditions and cultures, and from every corner of Europe. The Avignon Papacy Contested explores how six of the most authoritative voices in the fourteenth century responded to the Avignon papacy: Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), Marsilius of Padua (1275-1342), William of Ockham (1287-1347), Francis Petrarch (1304-1374), Birgitta of Sweden (1303-1373), and Catherine of Siena (1347-1380). Two of these six great thinkers were branded heretics (Marsilius and Ockham), two were later canonized (Birgitta and Catherine), and two became leading models for future generations of humanists (Dante and Petrarch). What they all had in common was an intense critique of the waxing secular power of the Avignon papacy.--
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history
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  • Catholic Church
  • Papacy
  • Popes
  • Europe
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The Avignon papacy contested : an intellectual history from Dante to Catherine of Siena, Unn Falkeid
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The eagle's flight: Dante's Paradiso VI and the Monarchia -- Marsilius of Padua and the question of legitimacy -- Individual freedom in William of Ockham's Breviloquium -- Petrarch, Cola di Rienzo, and the Battle of Rome -- The prophetic widow: Birgitta of Sweden and the Celestial Revelaciones -- Catherine of Siena and the Mystical Body of the Church
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ocn974612562
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9780674971844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974612562
Label
The Avignon papacy contested : an intellectual history from Dante to Catherine of Siena, Unn Falkeid
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The eagle's flight: Dante's Paradiso VI and the Monarchia -- Marsilius of Padua and the question of legitimacy -- Individual freedom in William of Ockham's Breviloquium -- Petrarch, Cola di Rienzo, and the Battle of Rome -- The prophetic widow: Birgitta of Sweden and the Celestial Revelaciones -- Catherine of Siena and the Mystical Body of the Church
Control code
ocn974612562
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9780674971844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974612562

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