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Published: 10 May 2013

168 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199670628

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Pius IV and the Fall of The Carafa

Nepotism and Papal Authority in Counter-Reformation Rome

Miles Pattenden

Oxford Historical Monographs

  • The first academic study of the Carafa family and the pontificate of Pius IV for 100 years
  • Reconstructs an important event in the history of the early modern papacy in detail for the first time
  • Synthesizes a large international literature on the politics of Counter-Reformation Rome
  • Presents a new interpretation for the motivations behind the conclusion of the Council of Trent and the institutional development of the Catholic Church
  • Contextualizes the political institutions of early modern Rome with those elsewhere in Europe