Michelangelo and the Pope s Ceiling

Michelangelo and the Pope s Ceiling

This fascinating book tells the story of those four extraordinary years and paints a magnificent picture of day-to-day life on the Sistine scaffolding — and outside, in the upheaval of early sixteenth-century Rome.

Author: Ross King

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781844139323

Category: Art

Page: 384

View: 629

In 1508, Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The thirty-three-year-old Michelangelo had very little experience of the physically and technically taxing art of fresco; and, at twelve thousand square feet, the ceiling represented one of the largest such projects ever attempted. Nevertheless, for the next four years he and a hand-picked team of assistants laboured over the vast ceiling, making thousands of drawings and spending back-breaking hours on a scaffold fifty feet above the floor. The result was one of the greatest masterpieces of all time. This fascinating book tells the story of those four extraordinary years and paints a magnificent picture of day-to-day life on the Sistine scaffolding - and outside, in the upheaval of early sixteenth-century Rome.
Categories: Art

Raphael Painter in Rome

Raphael  Painter in Rome

Here, in Raphael, Painter in Rome, Storey tells of its creation as never before: through the eyes of Michelangelo’s fiercest rival—the young, beautiful, brilliant painter of perfection, Raphael.

Author: Stephanie Storey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781950691319

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 770

Another Fabulous Art History Thriller by the Bestselling Author of Oil and Marble, Featuring the Master of Renaissance Perfection: Raphael! Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling is one of the most iconic masterpieces of the Renaissance. Here, in Raphael, Painter in Rome, Storey tells of its creation as never before: through the eyes of Michelangelo’s fiercest rival—the young, beautiful, brilliant painter of perfection, Raphael. Orphaned at age eleven, Raphael is determined to keep the deathbed promise he made to his father: become the greatest artist in history. But to be the best, he must beat the best, the legendary sculptor of the David, Michelangelo Buonarroti. When Pope Julius II calls both artists down to Rome, they are pitted against each other: Michelangelo painting the Sistine Ceiling, while Raphael decorates the pope's private apartments. As Raphael strives toward perfection in paint, he battles internal demons: his desperate ambition, crippling fear of imperfection, and unshakable loneliness. Along the way, he conspires with cardinals, scrambles through the ruins of ancient Rome, and falls in love with a baker’s-daughter-turned-prostitute who becomes his muse. With its gorgeous writing, rich settings, endearing characters, and riveting plot, Raphael, Painter in Rome brings to vivid life these two Renaissance masters going head to head in the deadly halls of the Vatican.
Categories: Fiction

Michelangelo

Michelangelo

His accomplishments ran from sonnets and love poems to the most famous sculptures, paintings, and buildings ever created. Michelangelo is frequently considered the Creator of the Renaissance.

Author: Tim McNeese

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438104201

Category: Artists

Page: 154

View: 399

His accomplishments ran from sonnets and love poems to the most famous sculptures, paintings, and buildings ever created. Michelangelo is frequently considered the Creator of the Renaissance.
Categories: Artists

Florence

Florence

The most comprehensive book on the paintings and frescoes of Florence -- with nearly 2,000 beautifully reproduced artworks from the city's great museums and churches -- is now available in a practical and elegant paperback format.

Author: Ross King

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0762470631

Category: Art

Page: 708

View: 321

The most comprehensive book on the paintings and frescoes of Florence -- with nearly 2,000 beautifully reproduced artworks from the city's great museums and churches -- is now available in a practical and elegant paperback format. From the paintings on display at the Uffizi Gallery, to the Pitti Palace, to the Accademia, to the Duomo and more, Florence: The Paintings & Frescoes is a rich and magnificent collection of some of the finest art in the world. This stunning book provides a thorough look at the masterpieces housed in the Renaissance art capital of the world including the art of Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Ghirlandaio, Correggio, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Titian, Rembrandt, van Dyck, El Greco, and hundreds more. Explore the history of art in Florence through seven introductory essays by Ross King, bestselling author of Brunelleschi's Dome and Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling, which connects how the paintings, politics, and every-day lives of Florentines influence one another. Art historian Anja Grebe, author of The Louvre and The Vatican, also highlights 250 of the most iconic and significant paintings and frescoes in the historic city.
Categories: Art

Michelangelo

Michelangelo

Ross King's book, Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling, p. 19, shows a
reconstruction of the interior of the Sistine Chapel as the original ceiling and area
for The Last judgment painting would have looked (sketch at the end ofthis book).

Author: Sue Tatem

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456814571

Category: Art

Page: 98

View: 150

Categories: Art

Porn Star

Porn Star

In 1508 Julius was fighting with Michelangelo over the ceiling frescoes of the
Sistine Chapel (named after Sixtus IV) because Michelangelo was taking too
long in completing his commission. And nothing the warrior pope did could get
the ...

Author: Mark Lamonica

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781436369022

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 186

View: 326

Porn Star is an engrossing portrait of a man that is credited with being the originator of modern pornography: Pietro Aretino (1492-1556). Aretino was the most famous writer of the sixteenth century, and considered like his contemporary, Niccolo Machaivelli (1469-1527), a literary god in London. In fact, both writers came to symbolize in the minds of Elizabethans: everything devilish about the Italian people; "devils' incarnates" as they were called in Shakespeare's day. Vastly underrated today as a writer, Aretino's time has come and he is a force to be reckoned with. Playboy, playwright, pornographer, poet, diplomat, shrewd man of affairs. Aretino typified the Renaissance man of action, embodying the mischievous genius of the Italian people. An immensely gifted polymath writer with an encyclopedic range of knowledge, experience and interests. Aretino's deadly "poison pen" aroused violent antagonism, as well as an idolatrous awe amongst his peers in his lifetime. He takes the reader on an unforgettable journey through the Italian Renaissance where we meet many of his illustrious friends, the most colorful people of the period crazy kings, deviant popes, eccentric artists, beautiful whores, deadly dukes and con men. Aretino's outrageous life culminates in an explosive climax that leads to the destruction of the holiest city in the world, Rome, or as the great religious reformer Martin Luther called it Babylon. Along the way, Aretino challenges William Shakespeare's title as the world's greatest writer.
Categories: Literary Criticism

God Against Religion

God Against Religion

Part I An angrypope, thestorygoes, at last convincedMichelangelo to paint the
vaulted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. ... consulted theologians, and built his
wooden scaffold to the chapel sky.1 Down the center of the ceiling, Michelangelo
 ...

Author: Matthew Myer Boulton

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802829726

Category: Religion

Page: 242

View: 124

"This volume outlines a Christian theology that takes worship as its basic framework, as the occasion of not only approach toward God in piety but also separation from God in sin. Drawing on Luther, Calvin, and especially Karl Barth, Matthew Myer Boulton builds a Reformed liturgical theology, maintaining that the God of Jesus Christ if a "God against religion," one who saves human beings from religion by entering it, transforming it, and ultimately ending it."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Religion

Michelangelo the Creation of the Sistine Chapel

Michelangelo   the Creation of the Sistine Chapel

This is a comprehensive study of Michelangelo, the man and the artist, as well as his masterpiece.

Author: Robin Richmond

Publisher: Random House (UK)

ISBN: UOM:39015032739289

Category: Italian artists

Page: 160

View: 910

Categories: Italian artists

The Bookseller of Florence

The Bookseller of Florence

In The Bookseller of Florence Ross King, the internationally bestselling author of Brunelleschi's Dome and Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling, uncovers the story of a local battle that would have far-reaching consequences.

Author: Ross King

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473561021

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 288

A gripping story of ancient wisdom, new technology and 'the king of the world’s booksellers', set in Renaissance Florence In the mid-1400s, Vespasiano da Bisticci’s bookshop in Florence was said to contain all the wisdom of the world. Vespasiano and his team of scribes and illuminators produced exquisite manuscripts for popes and princes across Europe, rediscovering and disseminating some of the most significant texts from classical antiquity. At his shop, the most formidable minds of the city would gather to debate these old ideas of revolutionary power. But in 1476 a new technology arrived in Florence. The convent of San Jacopo di Ripoli, a community of Dominican nuns on the other side of the city, acquired a printing press from a bankrupt German printer. Before long, with the enterprising nuns working tirelessly as typesetters, the Ripoli Press began printing a series of books and pamphlets that triggered an explosion of ideas in politics, philosophy and religion. In The Bookseller of Florence Ross King, the internationally bestselling author of Brunelleschi’s Dome and Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling, uncovers the story of a local battle that would have far-reaching consequences. The wave of radical thinking unleashed by printed books would alter the course of history, fuelling the Renaissance and the Reformation, and paving the way for the Enlightenment – and modernity as we know it today.
Categories: History

Western Civilization A Brief History

Western Civilization  A Brief History

The artist's temperament and the pope's temper led to many lengthy and often
loud quarrels between the two. Among other commissions, the pope had hired
Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, a daunting task
for a ...

Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780495571476

Category: History

Page: 768

View: 483

This brief, best-selling Western civilization text has helped thousands of students learn about the world they live in by exploring the story of its past. Jack Spielvogel’s engaging, chronological narrative and extensive inclusion of primary source documents, weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. While the single-author narrative makes it easy for students to follow the story of Western civilization, Spielvogel’s use of maps and primary sources--including official documents, poems, and songs--truly enlivens the past while introducing students to the challenges involved in interpreting history. And now, an optional robust interactive eBook is available to bundle with the text or use stand-alone. Students will have access to online practice tests, interactive maps, primary sources, MP3 chapter summaries, and more. Available in the following split options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY, Seventh Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-57147-6; Volume I: To 1715, Seventh Edition (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 978-0-495-57148-3; Volume II: Since 1500, Seventh Edition (Chapters 13-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-57149-0. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: History

Western Civilization Volume I To 1715

Western Civilization  Volume I  To 1715

12. Michelangelo's Creation of Adam on the Sistine Chapel ceiling ... Q. What
were the policies of the Renaissance popes, and what impact did those policies
have on the Catholic Church? CRITICAL THINKING ...

Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781111342128

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 658

Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. Spielvogel’s engaging, chronological narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. WESTERN CIVILIZATION, VOLUME I includes 92 maps and excerpts of over 125 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is lushly illustrated with 229 photographs that add visual context. A variety of pedagogical tools, including features on relevant films and new end-of-chapter study aids, make this edition accessible to any learning style. Available in the following split options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Eighth Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-91324-5; Volume I: To 1715 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 978-1-111-34212-8; Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 13-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34213-5; Volume A: To 1500 (Chapters 1-12), ISBN: 978-1-111-34214-2; Volume B: 1300 to 1815 (Chapters 11-19), ISBN: 978-1-111-34215-9; Volume C: Since 1789 (Chapters 19-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34216-6; Title: Alternate Volume: Since 1300 (Chapters 11-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34219-7. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: History

Western Civilization

Western Civilization

Michelangelo's Creation of Adam on the Sistine Chapel ceiling CHAPTER
OUTLINE AND FOCUS QUESTIONS Meaning and Characteristics of the Italian ...
The Church in the Renaissance What were the policies of the Renaissance
popes, ...

Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133171140

Category: History

Page: 1072

View: 797

Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. Spielvogel's engaging, chronological narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. WESTERN CIVILIZATION includes 185 maps and excerpts of over 224 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is lushly illustrated with 430 photographs that add visual context. A variety of pedagogical tools, including features on relevant films and new end-of-chapter study aids, make this edition accessible to any learning style. Available in the following split options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Eighth Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-91324-5; Volume I: To 1715 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 978-1-111-34212-8; Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 13-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34213-5; Volume A: To 1500 (Chapters 1-12), ISBN: 978-1-111-34214-2; Volume B: 1300 to 1815 (Chapters 11-19), ISBN: 978-1-111-34215-9; Volume C: Since 1789 (Chapters 19-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34216-6; Title: Alternate Volume: Since 1300 (Chapters 11-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34219-7. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: History

Western Civilization Volume B 1300 to 1815

Western Civilization  Volume B  1300 to 1815

Michelangelo's Creation of Adam on the Sistine Chapel ceiling CHAPTER
OUTLINE AND FOCUS QUESTIONS Meaning ... What were the policies of the
Renaissance popes, and what impact did those policies have on the Catholic
Church?

Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781111342159

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 99

Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. Spielvogel's engaging, chronological narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. WESTERN CIVILIZATION includes three to ten maps in each chapter and numerous excerpts from primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is lushly illustrated with photographs that add visual context. A variety of pedagogical tools, including features on relevant films and new end-of-chapter study aids, make this edition accessible to any learning style. Available in the following split options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Eighth Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-91324-5; Volume I: To 1715 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 978-1-111-34212-8; Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 13-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34213-5; Volume A: To 1500 (Chapters 1-12), ISBN: 978-1-111-34214-2; Volume B: 1300 to 1815 (Chapters 11-19), ISBN: 978-1-111-34215-9; Volume C: Since 1789 (Chapters 19-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34216-6; Title: Alternate Volume: Since 1300 (Chapters 11-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34219-7. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: History

Western Civilization Volume A To 1500

Western Civilization  Volume A  To 1500

Michelangelo's Creation of Adam on the Sistine Chapel ceiling CHAPTER
OUTLINE AND FOCUS QUESTIONS ... The Church in the Renaissance What
were the policies of the Renaissance popes, ~ and what impact did those policies
have ...

Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133172611

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 863

Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. Spielvogel's engaging, chronological narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. WESTERN CIVILIZATION includes three to ten maps in each chapter and numerous excerpts from primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is lushly illustrated with photographs that add visual context. A variety of pedagogical tools, including features on relevant films and new end-of-chapter study aids, make this edition accessible to any learning style. Available in the following split options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Eighth Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-91324-5; Volume I: To 1715 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 978-1-111-34212-8; Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 13-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34213-5; Volume A: To 1500 (Chapters 1-12), ISBN: 978-1-111-34214-2; Volume B: 1300 to 1815 (Chapters 11-19), ISBN: 978-1-111-34215-9; Volume C: Since 1789 (Chapters 19-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34216-6; Title: Alternate Volume: Since 1300 (Chapters 11-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34219-7. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: History

Western Civilization Alternate Volume Since 1300

Western Civilization  Alternate Volume  Since 1300

... Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be. Michelangelo's Creation
of Adam on the Sistine Chapel ceiling ... Q. What were the policies of the
Renaissance popes, and what impact did those policies have on the Catholic
Church?

Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133172642

Category: History

Page: 752

View: 453

Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. Spielvogel's engaging, chronological narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. WESTERN CIVILIZATION: SINCE 1300 includes three to ten maps in each chapter and numerous excerpts from primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is lushly illustrated with photographs that add visual context. A variety of pedagogical tools, including features on relevant films and new end-of-chapter study aids, make this edition accessible to any learning style. Available in the following split options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Eighth Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-91324-5; Volume I: To 1715 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 978-1-111-34212-8; Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 13-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34213-5; Volume A: To 1500 (Chapters 1-12), ISBN: 978-1-111-34214-2; Volume B: 1300 to 1815 (Chapters 11-19), ISBN: 978-1-111-34215-9; Volume C: Since 1789 (Chapters 19-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34216-6; Title: Alternate Volume: Since 1300 (Chapters 11-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34219-7. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: History

Western Civilization A Brief History

Western Civilization  A Brief History

The Church in the Renaissance What were the policies of the Renaissance
popes, and what impact did those policies have on ... Among other commissions,
the pope had hired Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in
Rome, ...

Author: Jackson Spielvogel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780495099734

Category: History

Page: 656

View: 354

Put the world today into context by learning about the past through this brief, best-selling Western Civilization text that has helped thousands of students succeed in the course. Jack Spielvogel's engaging style of writing weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. You will also be exposed to primary source documents - actual historical documents that are the foundation for the historical analysis you read in the chapter. These documents include letters, poems, and songs through history-documents that actually enliven the past. Throughout the book there are also helpful tools to help you digest the reading including outlines, chronologies, numerous maps and key terms with definitions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: History

The Vatican All the Paintings

The Vatican  All the Paintings

From Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel and his Pieta, to the Raphael frescoes, to the works of Giotto, Fra Angelica, Titian, and Caravaggio, The Vatican: All the Paintings is an unprecedented celebration of this great collection.

Author: Anja Grebe

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0762470658

Category: Art

Page: 542

View: 211

Discover the artistic wonders of the Vatican, from the Sistine Chapel to Raphael's frescoes, with the New York Times bestselling book The Vatican: All the Paintings; now in a practical and elegant paperback format. The Vatican is one of the most visited sites in the world. It encompasses numerous museums and palaces, and houses one of the finest art collections known to man. Amassed by popes throughout the centuries, including several of the most renowned Roman sculptures and important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world, the Vatican is a perennial source of awe and fascination. From Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel and his Pieta, to the Raphael frescoes, to the works of Giotto, Fra Angelica, Titian, and Caravaggio, The Vatican: All the Paintings is an unprecedented celebration of this great collection. The book is organized into 22 sections representing the museums and areas of the Vatican, including the Pinacotea, the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, the Borgia Apartments, the Vatican Palaces, and St. Peter's Basilica. Each one of the 976 works of art represented in this book -- including the 661 classical paintings on display in the permanent painting collection and 315 other masterpieces -- is annotated with the name of the painting and artists, the date of the work, the birth and death of the artist, the medium that was used, the size of the work, and the catalog number (if applicable). In addition, 180 of the most iconic paintings, sculptures, and other pieces of art are highlights with 300-word essays by art historian Anja Grebe and bestselling author Ross King. Here you will find information such as the key attributes of the work, what to look for when viewing it, the artist's inspirations and techniques, biographical information on the artist, and the artist's impact on history.
Categories: Art

Michelangelo

Michelangelo

Discusses the life, works, and lasting influence of Michelangelo.

Author: Shelley Swanson Sateren

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0736811257

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 796

Discusses the life, works, and lasting influence of Michelangelo.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Pope and Mussolini

The Pope and Mussolini

It was as if someone else lay there, under Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling,
wearing the pope's white silk cassock and red-ermine-lined cap. Across the Tiber
, Mussolini greeted news of the pope's death with a grunt of relief, eager that the
papal ...

Author: David I. Kertzer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780679645535

Category: Religion

Page: 592

View: 861

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE From National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer comes the gripping story of Pope Pius XI’s secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. This groundbreaking work, based on seven years of research in the Vatican and Fascist archives, including reports from Mussolini’s spies inside the highest levels of the Church, will forever change our understanding of the Vatican’s role in the rise of Fascism in Europe. The Pope and Mussolini tells the story of two men who came to power in 1922, and together changed the course of twentieth-century history. In most respects, they could not have been more different. One was scholarly and devout, the other thuggish and profane. Yet Pius XI and “Il Duce” had many things in common. They shared a distrust of democracy and a visceral hatred of Communism. Both were prone to sudden fits of temper and were fiercely protective of the prerogatives of their office. (“We have many interests to protect,” the Pope declared, soon after Mussolini seized control of the government in 1922.) Each relied on the other to consolidate his power and achieve his political goals. In a challenge to the conventional history of this period, in which a heroic Church does battle with the Fascist regime, Kertzer shows how Pius XI played a crucial role in making Mussolini’s dictatorship possible and keeping him in power. In exchange for Vatican support, Mussolini restored many of the privileges the Church had lost and gave in to the pope’s demands that the police enforce Catholic morality. Yet in the last years of his life—as the Italian dictator grew ever closer to Hitler—the pontiff’s faith in this treacherous bargain started to waver. With his health failing, he began to lash out at the Duce and threatened to denounce Mussolini’s anti-Semitic racial laws before it was too late. Horrified by the threat to the Church-Fascist alliance, the Vatican’s inner circle, including the future Pope Pius XII, struggled to restrain the headstrong pope from destroying a partnership that had served both the Church and the dictator for many years. The Pope and Mussolini brims with memorable portraits of the men who helped enable the reign of Fascism in Italy: Father Pietro Tacchi Venturi, Pius’s personal emissary to the dictator, a wily anti-Semite known as Mussolini’s Rasputin; Victor Emmanuel III, the king of Italy, an object of widespread derision who lacked the stature—literally and figuratively—to stand up to the domineering Duce; and Cardinal Secretary of State Eugenio Pacelli, whose political skills and ambition made him Mussolini’s most powerful ally inside the Vatican, and positioned him to succeed the pontiff as the controversial Pius XII, whose actions during World War II would be subject for debate for decades to come. With the recent opening of the Vatican archives covering Pius XI’s papacy, the full story of the Pope’s complex relationship with his Fascist partner can finally be told. Vivid, dramatic, with surprises at every turn, The Pope and Mussolini is history writ large and with the lightning hand of truth.
Categories: Religion

Michelangelo

Michelangelo

SUBJECTS FOR THE SISTINE CEILING Julius II approached Michelangelo with
a plan to paint the twelve apostles on the ... The ceiling had been damaged ,
however , and Julius II , nephew of Pope Sixtus IV , hired Michelangelo to repaint
it .

Author: Gabriella Di Cagno

Publisher: The Oliver Press, Inc.

ISBN: 1934545015

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 281

Profiles the life and career of the Renaissance artist, Michelangelo.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction