De Gestis Concilii Basiliensis Commentariorum Libri II

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byAeneas Sylvius PiccolominusEditorDenys Hay, W. K. Smith

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This lively, first-hand narrative of the turning-point in the affairs of the Council of Basle was written by Aeneas Sylvius (later Pope Pius II) during his unregenerate conciliar period. It provides us with an important contemporary account of the personalities and principles involved in theelection of the anti-pope Felix V. Originally published in 1967, this volume offers the first critical edition and English translation of this work. Unavailable in recent years, it has now been revised by Denys Hay and reissued by the Oxford University Press.

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This lively, first-hand narrative of the turning-point in the affairs of the Council of Basle was written by Aeneas Sylvius (later Pope Pius II) during his unregenerate conciliar period. It provides us with an important contemporary account of the personalities and principles involved in theelection of the anti-pope Felix V. Originall...

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This lively, first-hand narrative of the turning-point in the affairs of the Council of Basle was written by Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini (later Pope Pius II) during his unregenerate conciliar period. It provides us with an important account of the personalities and principles involved in the election of the anti-pope Felix V. Originally...

Denys Hay is Professor Emeritus of Medieval History, University of Edinburgh
Format:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.91 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198222017

ISBN - 13:9780198222019

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Bibliography and abbreviationsCommentarii de Gestis Concilii Basiliensis3. Book I4. Book IIIndex of quotations and allusionsIndex of names and subjects

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'The material is interesting both for its insight into the dogma and politics of the church and for its style, which aims at Ciceronian diction and grammar but also preserves several distinctive features of medieval style.'Seventeenth-Century News, Spring/Summer 1994