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Vita del gloriosissimo Papa Pio Quinto

Author: Girolamo Catena; Vincenzo Accolti
Publisher: In Roma : Nella stamperia de Vincenzo Accolti, M. D. LXXXVI [1586]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : ItalianView all editions and formats
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First edition of the life and reign of Pius V, the quintessential counter-reformation pope. Although Pius, member of the Dominican order, was personally ascetic and unworldly, his pontificate was marked by statecraft of the most energetic kind. His political activities were controlled by one principle, the extirpation of the heretic , and war upon infidels. His vision and diplomacy secured an alliance with Spain and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biografie
Biography
Named Person: Pius, Pope; Pius, Pope
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Girolamo Catena; Vincenzo Accolti
OCLC Number: 47066289
Notes: Printer from colophon.
Signatures: [dagger]⁶ a-c⁴ A-Z⁴ Aa-Ss⁴.
Woodcuts: papal arms of dedicatee Pope Sixtus V on title-page; large white pictorial initials; pictorial head- and tail-pieces.
Engraved leaf [dagger]2 contains an oval portrait of Pope Pius V in the center, beneath his papal miter and coat of arms; on either side are allegorical tableaux representing achievements of his pontificate: the scene on the left--Pius V with two figures representing Spain and Italy [?]--refers to the alliances he brokered to form the Holy League of 1571, instrumental in the victory at Lepanto over the Turks; the caption reads "Foedus ictum in Tur. et vict.;" the allegorical figures on the right, a pile of books in flames at their feet, attest to Pius's single-minded campaign to extirpate heretics; the caption reads "Hereticorum clades;" below, arranged across the lower part of the page, are three vignettes of scenes of the Battle of Lepanto.
Text printed in roman type; marginal notes in italic type.
Errata: last page.
This edition not in: Short-title catalogue of books printed in Italy and of Italian books printed in other countries from 1465 to 1600 now in the British Museum.
Description: [36], 329, [1] p. : ill. ; 23 cm. (4to)
Other Titles: Vita del gloriosissimo Papa Pio Qvinto
Responsibility: scritta da Girolamo Catena ; dedicata al santissimo signor nostro Sisto Quinto ; con una raccolta di lettere di Pio V à diuersi principi, & le risposte, con altri particolari ; e i nomi delle galee, et di capitani, così christiani, come turchi, che si truouarono alla battaglia nauale.

Abstract:

First edition of the life and reign of Pius V, the quintessential counter-reformation pope. Although Pius, member of the Dominican order, was personally ascetic and unworldly, his pontificate was marked by statecraft of the most energetic kind. His political activities were controlled by one principle, the extirpation of the heretic , and war upon infidels. His vision and diplomacy secured an alliance with Spain and Venice against the Turks, and contributed greatly to the victory at Lepanto in 1571, which saved southern Europe from Ottoman invasion. Much of the present work is devoted to Pius's attempts at resolution of the Turkish problem, and the last ten pages list the ships and commanders, on both sides, who fought at Lepanto. Catena was secretary to Cardinal Riario, Patriarch of Alexandria, and enjoyed access to Pius's archives including his correspondence.
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