The Cambridge Modern History - Vol. 2

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TABLE OF CONTENTS.
CHAPTER I MEDICEAN ROME.
By the late Professor F. X. KRAUS, of Munich.
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Pontificate of Alexander VI1
Early ideas of Church reform. The House of the Medici and the Renaissance 2
The Renaissance in Italy. Reaction. Savonarola3
The Platonism at Florence4
Adriano di Corneto and Julius II5
St Peter's. Symbolical work of Michelangelo. Camera della Segnatura6
Wide conceptions of Julius II7
Attempt to harmonise modern culture with Christianity 8
The Fifth Lateran Council. Estimates of Julius II9
Giovanni de' Medici elected as Pope Leo X. Estimates of Leo10
His character, his work, and his age 11
Suspension of the great artistic works at Rome12
Architecture, sculpture, and painting under Leo13
Political action. Extravagance, and frivolity. Beginnings of decadence 14
Literature under Julius II and Leo X15
Merits of Leo X. The University of Rome16
Promising beginnings. Questionable expenditure of Leo X17
Defects of Leo as a patron. Effects on his character of the supreme power 18
Final estimate of Leo X. Election of Adrian VI, 152219
Character of Adrian VI. His reception at Rome20
Failure of Adrian as a reformer. His death, 152321
Election of Clement VII. His previous history. His character 22
Giberti and Schomberg. Wavering policy of Clement 23
League of Cognac, 1526. Sack of Rome, 1527. Effects upon literature and art 24
Relations of Clement and Charles V. Treaty of Barcelona ( 1529). Conferences at Bologna, 1530, 153225
Marriage of Catharine de' Medici to Henry of France. Henry VIII. The General Council. Death of Clement VII ( 1534) 26

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