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The Pontificate of Clement VII

History, Politics, Culture

The Pontificate of Clement VII( )
Author: Reiss, Sheryl E.
Editor: Gouwens, Kenneth
Series title:Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700 Ser.
ISBN:978-1-315-23767-1
Publication Date:Mar 2017
Publisher:Routledge
Book Format:Digital (delivered electronically)
List Price:USD $57.95
Book Description:

The pontificate of Clement VII (Giulio de' Medici) is usually regarded as amongst the most disastrous in history, and the pontiff characterized as timid, vacillating, and avaricious. It was during his years as pope (1523-34) that England broke away from the Catholic Church, and relations with the Holy Roman Emperor deteriorated to such a degree that in 1527 an Imperial army sacked Rome and imprisoned the pontiff. Given these spectacular political and military failures, it is perhaps...
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Pages:520



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