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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.

Synopsis:

In 1506, the ambitious Renaissance Pope Julius II tore down the most sacred shrine in Europe--the millennium-old St. Peters Basilica. Construction of the new St. Peters spanned two centuries, embroiled 27 popes, and consumed the genius of the greatest artists of the age.

About the Author

R. A. Scotti is the author of two previous works of nonfiction, including Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938, and four novels.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452288607
Author:
Scotti, R A
Publisher:
Plume Books
Author:
Scotti, R. A.
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Christianity - History - Catholic
Subject:
History
Subject:
Vatican City Buildings, structures, etc.
Subject:
Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano - History
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-page b/w art insert; b/w illustration
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.98x5.36x.76 in. .66 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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