Historical Essays and Reviews

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ÆNEAS SYLVIUS PICCOLOMINI, POPE
PlUS II.1

PART I.

Once, and once only, in its history has the Papacy been identified with the general course of European literature and culture, and the experience of that epoch certainly does not encourage it to repeat the experiment. The Renaissance came so suddenly, and came from so many sides at once, that the Papacy in its enfeebled condition at the time had no opportunity for really examining it, whilst it had lost its firm hold upon its old traditions, and found itself committed to the new movement before it had weighed the consequences or really determined upon its policy. It was no longer the vigorous mediæval power that had crushed the rising movements of the twelfth century, had cowed Abelard, had uprooted the growing literature of Provence, had stopped the political speculations of Arnold of Brescia, and had reasserted its sway over the rebellious intellect of Europe; but the Papacy of the Renaissance was the crippled power that emerged from the French captivity, the long schism, the bonds of the general councils,—emerged an object of general suspicion, degraded even in its own eyes, with no weapons but its own craftiness, with no aim but its own restoration, at all events in Italy, to decent respect,

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Published in Macmillan's Magazine, 1872.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface. v
  • Contents vii
  • Dante. 1
  • Dante. 26
  • Æneas Sylvius Piccolomini, Pope Plus Ii. 55
  • A Schoolmaster of the Renaissance. Vittorino Da Feltre. 107
  • A Man of Culture. 135
  • A Learned Lady of the Sixteenth Century. 151
  • John Wiclif. 173
  • The Italian Bishops of Worcester. 202
  • The Northumbrian Border. 235
  • The Fenland. 266
  • The Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Foundation of Harvard University. 281
  • The Imperial Coronation at Moscow. 297
  • The Renaissance in Italy: the Catholic Reaction. 330
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