St. Peters in the Vatican by William TronzoSt. Peters in the Vatican by William Tronzo

St. Peters in the Vatican

EditorWilliam Tronzo

Paperback | September 8, 2008

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St. Peter's in the Vatican has a long and turbulent history. First constructed in the fourth century to honor the tomb of St. Peter, the Early Christian edifice was gradually torn down and replaced by the current structure. The history of the design and construction of this new building spans several centuries and involved several of the most brilliant architects, including Bramante, Michelangelo and Bernini, of the early modern period. This volume presents an overview of St. Peter's history from the late antique period to the twentieth century.
Title:St. Peters in the VaticanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 10.98 × 8.46 × 0.71 inPublished:September 8, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521732107

ISBN - 13:9780521732109

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction William Tronzo; 2. Peter and Constantine Glen W. Bowersock; 3. The use and meaning of Spolia at St. Peter's Dale Kinney; 4. Est haec sacra principis aedes: the Vatican basilica from Innocent III to Gregory IX (1198-1241) Antonio Iacobini; 5. Renaissance St. Peter's Christof Thoenes; 6. Michelangelo to Marchionni, 1546-1784 Henry A. Millon; 7. Bernini at St. Peter's: Singularis in singularis, in omnibus unicus; St. Peter's in the modern era: the paradoxical colossus Richard Etlin; 9. Appendix: Theatres for the canonisation of saints: the architectural structures for celebrating the ceremony Alessandra Anselmi.

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"If portions of this material will be familiar to some readers, the trade-off is a volume of real scholarly authority, with a depth not found in generalist studies of St. Peter's and a range absent from specialized histories of the basilica. Chapters are writen in lively, engaging prose, and most include ample endnotes containing a wealth of primary and secondary bibliographical sources and suggesting fruitful avenues for future research. The book will be a valuable resource to scholars of architectural, art, and papal history at every point along this spectrum." - Suzy Ford, Rutgers University