Avignon and Its Papacy 1309–1417 eBook ↠ Avignon


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  • 330 pages
  • Avignon and Its Papacy 1309–1417
  • Joëlle Rollo-Koster
  • English
  • 07 January 2016

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  1. Lassarina Aoibhell Lassarina Aoibhell says:

    There was a lot going on in the fourteenth century; so much so that I have a massive bludgeoning weapon in the form of a book called A Distant Mirror the Calamitous Fourteenth Century There was the Hundred Years War the Black Deathoh and the papacy being driven out of Rome and hanging out in France for over a century which led Petrarch to decry the entire affair as a Babylonian Captivity for the papacyIt was kind of a big dealRollo Koster states that her intention is to rehabilitate for the English speaking world the image of the papacy in this century very very many of the sources she cites are French which makes sense To be honest I remembered relatively little of this entire thing except that people mostly Italians yelled a lot about anti popes in Avignon and claimed that the French king and cardinals had too much influence over the largely French born popes of this century The book traces the many bureaucratic innovations by the Avignon popes the enormous and lasting impact they had on the city of Avignon the tensions between the papacy in Avignon and the various powers in Italy and the tensions between the papacy and France It covers many of the diplomatic efforts to end the Hundred Years War as well as the eventual perhaps inevitable disaster of the Great Schism and its resolution It is detailed and discusses issues from several angles; the detail is made possible by the wealth of documentation left behind by the Avignon papacy which expanded its bureaucracy a startling amountIf I have any major uibble with this book it is that it is not friendly to someone who isn't also steeped in the English French and Italian politics of the era I had just read The Plantagenets The Warrior Kings and ueens Who Made England and so I had at least some of the background in EnglishFrench relationswarspolitics at this point those were all 3 the same thing but my lack of familiarity with fourteenth century Italy was definitely a hindrance For all that Avignon is the focus of this book Rome casts a huge shadow and Florence and NaplesThe footnotes are incredibly extensive but I wished for some contextual footnotes in addition to the citations; can you remind me which person this is again? Or why this matters? I almost felt like in order to read this book I needed a wall sized chart of who's who across four countries England France not yet Italy and the Holy Roman Empire because so many names are similar and it's a very narrow time period; I kept seeing the same name crop up because the chapters are thematic rather than chronological and going wait didn't he die already?That said I think I might come back to this after I've done broader reading around the period and I did get what I ultimately wanted which was a picture of how the Avignon papacy worked which I wanted for fiction writing reasons of my own


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Avignon and Its Papacy 1309–1417❰Ebook❯ ➣ Avignon and Its Papacy 1309–1417 Author Joëlle Rollo-Koster – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk With the arrival of Clement V in 1309 seven popes ruled the Western Church from Avignon until 1378 Joëlle Rollo Koster traces the compelling story of the transplanted papacy in Avignon the city the p Its Papacy Kindle Ð With the arrival of Clement V in seven popes ruled the Western Church from Avignon until Joëlle Rollo Koster traces the compelling story of the transplanted papacy in Avignon and PDF \ Avignon the city the popes transformed into their capital Through an engaging blend of political and social history she argues that we should think positively about the Avignon papacy with its and Its Papacy ePUB ↠ effective governance intellectual creativity and dynamism It is a remarkable tale of an institution growing and defending its prerogatives of people both high and low who produced and served its needs and of the city they built together As the author reconsiders the Avignon papacy – and the Great Western Schism – within the social setting of late medieval Avignon she also recovers the city’s urban texture the stamp of its streets the noise of its crowds and celebrations and its people’s joys and pains Each chapter focuses on the popes their rules the crises they faced and their administration but also on the history of the city considering the recent historiography to link the life of the administration with that of the city and its people The story of Avignon and its inhabitants is crucial for our understanding of the institutional history of the papacy in the later Middle Ages The author argues that the Avignon papacy and the Schism encouraged fundamental institutional changes in the governance of early modern Europe—effective centralization linked to fiscal policy efficient bureaucratic governance court society société de cour and conciliarism This fascinating history of a misunderstood era will bring to life what it was like to live in the fourteenth century capital of Christianity.