Pius II (Æneas Silvius Piccolomini) the humanist pope by Cecilia M. Ady

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  • Pius II, Pope, 1405-1464.,
  • Humanists -- Italy -- Biography.,
  • Italy -- Intellectual life -- 1268-1559.

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Bibliography: p. 349-356.

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Statementby Cecilia M. Ady. With sixteen illustrations.
LC ClassificationsBX1308 .A6
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 367 p.
Number of Pages367
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL177017M
LC Control Numbera 14002583

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Pope Pius II (Latin: Pius PP. II, Italian: Pio II), born Enea Silvio Bartolomeo Piccolomini (Latin Aeneas Silvius Bartholomeus) was the head of the Catholic Church from 19 August to his death in He was born at Corsignano in the Sienese territory of a noble but decayed family/5. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Pius II books online.

Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. The Commentaries of Pius II (), the only autobiography ever written by a pope, was composed in elegant humanistic Latin modeled on Caesar and Cicero. This edition contains a fresh Latin text based on the last manuscript written in Pius's lifetime and an updated and corrected version of.

Written in the mid-fifteenth century, Pope Pius II’s Commentaries are the only known autobiography of a reigning pontiff and a fundamental text in the history of Renaissance humanism. In this book, Emily O’Brien positions Pius’ expansive autobiographical text within that century’s contentious debate over ecclesiastical sovereignty.

Today I found out about Pope Pius II, who wrote a popular romance novel called The Tale of Two Lovers. Pope Pius II was born Enea Silvio Piccolomini near Siena, Italy inone of 18 children. His family was part of the Italian aristocracy, but they had fallen into poverty.

Aeneas Silvius, as he was called before he was Pope Pius II, was a fairly popular writer and the book would probably have sold well even without the whole “being pope” thing hanging over it. The Tale of Two Lovers is about Lucretia and Euryalus, who meet at a funeral and falls in love by sending loving glances over the corps.

In the first book of his autobiography—misleadingly named Commentarii, in evident imitation of Caesar—Pius II traces his career up to becoming pope; the succeeding 11 books. Documents and Speeches by Pope Pius XII.

Documents (): Type: Date: Dum Gravissimum First radio message after his election to the See of Peter. Pius II book Then, in the book “Hitler’s Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII,” journalist John Cornwell also accused him of being anti-Semitic and of actively collaborating with the Nazis.

Pius II's autobiographical description of the seemingly chaotic goings on in Europe and Asia Minor in the 's is more readable than I anticipated.

It is in form somewhat akin to a fiction work with a hero, a quest, lots of alter-egos to choose from, and a somewhat contrived successful ending/5(5). A young woman asserted that Eugenio Pacelli, Pope Pius XII, the Pope during World War II, had brought lasting shame on the Catholic Church by failing to denounce the Final : John Cornwell.

Commentaries by Pius II () -- the only autobiography ever written by a pope -- was composed in elegant humanistic Latin modeled on Caesar and Cicero. This edition contains a fresh Latin text based on the last manuscript written in Pius's lifetime and an updated and corrected version of the translation by Florence Alden Gragg.

Dalin ] builds a powerful case for Pius XII, suggesting that the desire of Pope John Paul II to canonize Pius need not have been offensive -- or insensitive -- to Jews, as it was widely portrayed." [1] Gilbert asserts that "Professor Dalin's book is an essential contribution to our understanding of the reality of Pope Pius XII's support for Author: David G.

Dalin. "No. 28" inscribed on [1]₁ recto, with Old South parsonage shelfmark "" On [1]₁ verso: biographical inscription about Pius II and chart of medieval date transcriptions in the hand of Thomas Prince, with letterpress bookplate of the South Church Library, and a ca.

19th-century slip with a bibliographic inscription laid-on. In the above quotation, drawn from Book Seven of the Commentaries, Pope Pius II, then Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini, records in wide-eyed amazement his encounter in with Duke Amadeus of Savoy.

En route to Arras with papal legate Cardinal Niccolò Albergati, Aeneas and the cardinal’s retinue pay a visit to the duke at Thonon, near Lake Geneva.

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The Renaissance coincided with a period of chronic, constantly recurring plague, unremitting warfare and pervasive insecurity. Pius ii’s summers from through do not.

From the book Mehmed the Conquerer and His Times. Soon after the terrible news from the Levant, Pope Pius II conceived the strange idea of trying to convert the sultan. How this notion matured in his brain we can only guess. My guest David Kertzer is the author of the new book "The Pope Who Would Be King: The Exile Of Pius IX And The Emergence Of Modern Europe." Pius became pope in Pinturicchio, Pope Pius II at the Congress of Mantua, fresco in the Piccolomini Library, Duomo, Siena: 9 The Canonization of Catherine of Siena by Pope Pius II: The ninth scene focuses on the canonization of Catherine of Siena in St.

Peter's on J It was the high point of Pius II's spiritual career. He is now writing a new book, tentatively entitled: Two Popes and the Jews: Pius XII and John Paul II. In recent years, Eugenio Pacelli, who became Pope Pius XII inhas been the subject of considerable public criticism, and even vilification, for his alleged failure to.

Pius II () began life as Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini in a small town near Siena, and became a famous Latin poet and diplomat. Originally an opponent of the papacy as well as something of a libertine, Aeneas eventually reconciled himself with the Roman church and became a priest, then a : Harvard.

As one of the offenders himself a year later, Pius understandably omits any reference to this. [] Rodrigo Borgia. [] Friend of Pius' student days, now reader and secretary. He was made abbreviator and master of ceremonies under Paul II and was the author of a ceremonial notebook as well as of a number of historical works.

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Due dates will be adjusted accordingly. Remote Library Resources & Services Guide. Pope Pius II (Latin: Pius Secundus; 18 October – 14 August ), born Enea Silvio Piccolomini, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the th Pope from Aug until his death in Early life.

Pius II was born at Corsignano, Predecessor: Pope Callixtus III. Pope Pius II, born Enea Silvio Piccolomini (Latin Aeneas Sylvius; Octo – Aug ) was Pope from Aug until his death in Pius II, "whose character reflects almost every tendency of the age in which he lived", was born at Corsignano in.

Pius II: 2: Books III–IV. Edited by Margaret Meserve and Marcello Simonetta. The I Tatti Renaissance Library, Vol. Harvard University Press, xxvi + pp. This is the second volume of Pius' autobiography; see my post about Vol. 1 from a few years ago. Book III. Memoirs of a Renaissance Pope: The Commentaries of Pius II, an Abridgement A Capricorn book Volume of Cap giant Capricorn giant, CAP Authors: Pope Pius II, pape Pie II: Editor: Leona Christine Gabel: Translated by: Florence Alden Gragg: Publisher: Putnam, Original from: the University of Michigan: Digitized: Length.

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Inthe frail, now Cardinal Piccolomini was elected pope as a compromise candidate between the Borgia and della Rovere d cardinal: 5 Marchby Pope Pius II. Pope Pius II: | | | |Pope|| |Pius II| | | | World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most definitive.

Pope Pius II. AKA Enea Silvio de Piccolomini. Roman Catholic Pope, Birthplace: Pienza, Italy Location of death: Ancona, Italy Cause of death: unspecified.

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Pius II, Translated By Gragg, Florence and edited By Gable, Leona. Published by Capricorn () Used. Softcover. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy.

Dust Jacket in fair condition. Washington D.C., / pm MT ().-Pope Pius XII's secret support for the attempted overthrow of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler is the subject of a recent book that draws on wartime.

Pius II: 3: Books V–VII. Edited by Margaret Meserve. The I Tatti Renaissance Library, Vol. Harvard University Press, viii + pp. [Continued from Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.]. This ITRL edition of Pius's Commentaries is being published at a truly glacial pace. We now got volume 3 (of 5) a mere eleven years after volume 2.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Lucius, Christian, Pius II. und Ludwig XI. von Frankreich, Heidelberg, C. Winter. Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini (, elected Pope Pius II in ) was an important and enigmatic figure of the Renaissance as well as one of the most prolific writers and gifted stylists ever to Cited by: 1.In the book Hitler’s Pope, British journalist John Cornwell argued that Pope Pius XII’s career as a diplomat helps explain why he didn’t openly condemn the Nazi persecution of Jews.Pius II synonyms, Pius II pronunciation, Pius II translation, English dictionary definition of Pius II.

n pen name Aeneas Silvius, original name Enea Silvio de' Piccolomini. –64, Italian ecclesiastic, humanist, poet, and historian; pope Noun 1.

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