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Indulgences and the crusade against the Turks

Normal Housley

in Crusading and the Ottoman Threat, 1453-1505

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199227051
eISBN:
9780191746031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227051.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter considers the most important feature of crusading's devotional and economic impact, the distribution of indulgences in exchange for financial contributions. In the first place, it ... More


Silencing

Anne Borelli, Maria Pastore Passaro, Donald Beebe, Alison Brown, and Giuseppe Mazzotta

in Selected Writings of Girolamo Savonarola: Religion and Politics, 1490-1498

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103267
eISBN:
9780300129045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103267.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter presents translations of the following documents: Letter from Pope Alexander VI to Savonarola (21 July 1495); letter from Savonarola to Pope Alexander VI (31 July 1495); lletter from ... More


Popes

Erica Benner

in Machiavelli's Prince: A New Reading

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199653638
eISBN:
9780191769405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653638.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Machiavelli now rises from the earth-bound needs of ordinary citizens to the otherworldly heights of ecclesiastical principalities, which seem need neither virtú nor fortune to sustain them. Princes ... More


Fortune

Erica Benner

in Machiavelli's Prince: A New Reading

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199653638
eISBN:
9780191769405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653638.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Machiavelli begins by setting out some of the concrete methods he associates with acquiring by fortune – especially money and the personal ‘grace’ of others. He then discusses the very great ... More


Deception and good faith

Erica Benner

in Machiavelli's Prince: A New Reading

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199653638
eISBN:
9780191769405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653638.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

While it is praiseworthy for princes to keep faith, Machiavelli observes that those who have achieved ‘great things’ have not cared about keeping their word. The chapter begins by suggesting that ... More


Mercenaries and Cesare Borgia

John M. Najemy

in Machiavelli's Broken World

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780199580927
eISBN:
9780191948602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199580927.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

Chapter 3 explores Machiavelli’s critique of Italy’s military institutions and mercenaries, especially Cesare Borgia. Prince 12 assails the unreliability of mercenaries and provides a capsule history ... More


Selected Writings of Girolamo Savonarola: Religion and Politics, 1490-1498

Girolamo Savonarola

Donald Beebe and Anne Borelli (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103267
eISBN:
9780300129045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103267.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Five hundred years after his death at the stake, Girolamo Savonarola remains one of the most fascinating figures of the Italian Renaissance. This collection includes translations of his sermons and ... More


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