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Published: 16 December 2019

276 Pages | 11 black and white figures/tables


ISBN: 9780198807001

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The Invention of Papal History

Onofrio Panvinio between Renaissance and Catholic Reform

Stefan Bauer

Oxford-Warburg Studies

  • Presents the biography of a crucial sixteenth-century author, Onofrio Panvinio, who changed the historical narrative about the history of the Catholic Church
  • Gives an account of the invention of a critical, source-based papal history, allowing us insights into sixteenth century writing processes, use of sources, and authorial intention
  • Discusses the subsequent confessionalization and dogmatization of church history
  • Reflects on the perpetually uneasy relationship between history and theology