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Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal

Building St. Peter's

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Written in English

336 pages

In this dramatic journey through religious and artistic history, R. A. Scotti traces the defining event of a glorious epoch: the building of St. Peter's Basilica. Begun by the ferociously ambitious Pope Julius II in 1506, the endeavor would span two tumultuous centuries, challenge the greatest Renaissance masters—Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bramante—and enrage Martin Luther. By the time it was completed, Shakespeare had written all of his plays, the Mayflower had reached Plymouth—and Rome had risen with its astounding basilica to become Europe's holy metropolis. A dazzling portrait of human achievement and excess, Basilica is a triumph of historical writing.

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Basilica
2008, Penguin Group USA, Inc.
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Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's
June 8, 2006, Viking Adult
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Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's
June 1, 2006, Tantor Media
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Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal

Building St. Peter's

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In this dramatic journey through religious and artistic history, R. A. Scotti traces the defining event of a glorious epoch: the building of St. Peter's Basilica. Begun by the ferociously ambitious Pope Julius II in 1506, the endeavor would span two tumultuous centuries, challenge the greatest Renaissance masters—Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bramante—and enrage Martin Luther. By the time it was completed, Shakespeare had written all of his plays, the Mayflower had reached Plymouth—and Rome had risen with its astounding basilica to become Europe's holy metropolis. A dazzling portrait of human achievement and excess, Basilica is a triumph of historical writing.

Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal

Building St. Peter's

This edition published in by Plume


First Sentence

"Wrapped in a lavender cloak the color of dusk, riding headlong against a sharp north wind, Michelangelo Buonarroti made his escape."

Classifications

Library of Congress
NA5620.S9S36 2007

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7591266M
Internet Archive
basilicasplendor00rasc
ISBN 10
0452288606
ISBN 13
9780452288607
OCLC/WorldCat
124025440
Library Thing
1059480
Goodreads
427426

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