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The Church in Italy in the 15Th Century

Denys Hay
The Church in Italy in the 15Th Century

The Church in Italy in the 15Th Century

Denys Hay

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The century before the Reformation in Italy has generally been treated with either neglect or recrimination. Protestants tended to see the Church becoming ever more corrupt; Roman Catholics assumed that it was 'paganised' by the Renaissance. Indisputably it was becoming more Italian in its leadership. This book attempts a dispassionate survey of the popes and the clergy of the peninsula during the hundred years prior to Luther and the Sack of Rome. There is no book in Italian (or in any other language) which tries to describe what the Italian clergy and their parishioners were like at this time. The resulting picture will perhaps offend traditionalists; it will give no comfort to 'modernists'. It aims to be about 'life as it was lived'. There are many saints and sinners, and if there are more of the latter, there always are in history books, for that is how the historian invariably finds his material.

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The century before the Reformation in Italy has generally been treated with either neglect or recrimination. Protestants tended to see the Church becoming ever more corrupt; Roman Catholics assumed that it was 'paganised' by the Renaissance. Indisputably it was becoming more Italian in its leadership. This book attempts a dispassionate survey of the popes and the clergy of the peninsula during the hundred years prior to Luther and the Sack of Rome. There is no book in Italian (or in any other language) which tries to describe what the Italian clergy and their parishioners were like at this time. The resulting picture will perhaps offend traditionalists; it will give no comfort to 'modernists'. It aims to be about 'life as it was lived'. There are many saints and sinners, and if there are more of the latter, there always are in history books, for that is how the historian invariably finds his material.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Denys Hay

Hay is Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, University of Edinburgh.

Table Of Contents

  • Preface
  • 1. Problems Of Italian Church History
  • 2. Diocesan And Parochial Organisation
  • 3. The Schism In Italy: The Emergence Of An Italian Papacy
  • 4. The State Of The Clergy And Laity In Fifteenth-century Italy
  • 5. The Quality Of Italian Religious Life: Reform
  • 6. The Italian Renaissance And The Clergy Of Italy In The Fifteenth
  • Century
  • Appendix
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 183769
  • Product Code 0521521912
  • EAN 9780521521918
  • Pages 196
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Aug 2002
  • Dimensions 216 x 140 x 11 mm
  • Weight 0.260kg

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