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Introduction: Rome Portrait of the Late SixteenthCentury City

Pamela O. Long

in Engineering the Eternal City: Infrastructure, Topography, and the Culture of Knowledge in Late Sixteenth-Century Rome

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226543796
eISBN:
9780226591315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226591315.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introduction provides a portrait of late sixteenth-century Rome. It gives background including the 1527 Sack of Rome. It discusses the Council of Trent, concluded in 1563. It introduces the main ... More


The Streets and Sewers of Rome

Pamela O. Long

in Engineering the Eternal City: Infrastructure, Topography, and the Culture of Knowledge in Late Sixteenth-Century Rome

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226543796
eISBN:
9780226591315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226591315.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter concerns the streets and sewers of fifteenth and sixteenth century Rome. It traces two centuries of papal bulls concerning the masters of the streets and their responsibilities, ... More


The Harvest of Medieval Calendar Reform

C. Philipp E. Nothaft

in Scandalous Error: Calendar Reform and Calendrical Astronomy in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198799559
eISBN:
9780191839818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799559.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter offers a bird’s-eye view of the 100 years of debate that followed upon Regiomontanus’s death and culminated in the Gregorian Reform of 1582, focusing in particular on the time of the ... More


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