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Basilica: the splendor and the scandal : building St. Peter's 1 edition

Basilica
R. A. Scotti

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Basilica
the splendor and the scandal : building St. Peter's
R.A. Scotti.

Published 2006 by Viking Penguin/Penguin Group in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

It was the splendor--and the scandal--of the age, the defining event of the high Renaissance. In 1506, the ferociously ambitious Renaissance Pope Julius II tore down the most sacred shrine in Europe--the millennium-old St. Peter's Basilica built by the Emperor Constantine over the apostle's grave--to build a better basilica. Construction of the new St. Peter's spanned two centuries, embroiled 27 popes, and consumed the genius of the greatest artists of the age--Michelangelo, Bramante, Raphael, and Bernini. As the basilica rose, modern Rome rose with it, as glorious as the city of the Caesars. But the cost was unimaginable: the new basilica provoked the Protestant Reformation, dividing the Christian world for all time.--From publisher description.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-284) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
726.509456/34
Library of Congress
NA5620.S9 S36 2006

The Physical Object

Pagination
xx, 299 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of pages
299

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23066548M
Internet Archive
basilicasplendor00scot
ISBN 10
0670037761
LC Control Number
2005058464
Library Thing
1059480
Goodreads
718308

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