commentaries of Pius II.

Translation by Florence Alden Gragg, with historical introd. and notes by Leona C. Gabel.
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Dept. of History of Smith College , Northampton, Mass
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The Commentaries of Pius II (), the only autobiography ever written by a pope, was composed in elegant humanistic Latin modeled on Caesar and Cicero. This edition contains a fresh Latin text based on the last manuscript written in Pius's lifetime and an updated and corrected version of.

“The Commentaries of Pope Pius II (–) and the Crisis of the Fifteenth-Century Papacy offers a new and convincing interpretation of Pius’s Commentaries, which is without a doubt the richest and most discussed primary source for the fifteenth century by: 2.

This item: Commentaries, Volume 1: Books I-II (The I Tatti Renaissance Library) by Pius II Hardcover $ Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by FREE Shipping. Details. Commentaries, Volume 2: Books III-IV (The I Tatti Renaissance Library) by Pius II /5(5). Memoirs of a Renaissance Pope: The Commentaries of Pius II, an Abridgement by Pius and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Commentaries by Pius II () -- the only autobiography ever written by a pope -- was composed in elegant humanistic Latin modeled on Caesar and Cicero.

This edition contains a fresh Latin text based on the last manuscript written in Pius's lifetime and an updated and corrected version of the translation by Florence Alden Gragg. His longest and most enduring work is the story of his life, the Commentaries, which is the only autobiography Pope Pius II (Latin: Pius PP.

II, Italian: Pio II), born Enea Silvio Bartolomeo Piccolomini (Latin Aeneas Silvius Bartholomeus) was the head of the Catholic Church from 19 August to /5(8).

Finally he was elected Pope Pius II () and dedicated his pontificate to organizing a pan-European crusade against the Ottoman Empire.

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In the above quotation, drawn from Book Seven of the Commentaries, Pope Pius II, then Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini, records in wide-eyed amazement his encounter in with Duke Amadeus of Savoy.

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En route to Arras with papal legate Cardinal Niccolò Albergati, Aeneas and the cardinal’s retinue pay a visit to the duke at Thonon, near Lake Geneva.

Written in the mid-fifteenth century, Pope Pius II’s Commentaries are the only known autobiography of a reigning pontiff and a fundamental text in the history of Renaissance humanism.

In this book, Emily O’Brien positions Pius’ expansive autobiographical text within that century’s contentious debate over ecclesiastical sovereignty.

Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini (Pope Pius II), famous fifteenth-century humanist author and patron, is renowned for his autobiographical I commentarii (the Commentaries), composed in the period from summer to spring Anyone reaching for it to capture a flavour of fifteenth-century life in the Italian states will be amply rewarded with colourful descriptions and animated : Susan J May.

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Commentaries: Books I-II Vol 1 by Pius II,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Commentaries: Books I-II Vol 1: Pius II: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience/5(8). Free Online Library: The Commentaries of Pope Pius II () and the Crisis of the Fifteenth-Century Papacy.(NEO-LATIN NEWS, Book review) by "Seventeenth-Century News"; History Literature, writing, book reviews Books Book reviews.

Pius II: 3: Books V–VII. Edited by Margaret Meserve. The I Tatti Renaissance Library, Vol. Harvard University Press, viii + pp.

[Continued from Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.]. This ITRL edition of Pius's Commentaries is being published at a truly glacial pace. We now got volume 3 (of 5) a mere eleven years after volume 2.

About this Book Catalog Record Details. The Commentaries of Pius II; translation by Florence v Pius II, Pope, View full catalog record. The Renaissance popes were among the most enlightened and generous patrons of arts and letters in the Europe of their day.

The diaries of Pius II give us an intimate glimpse of the life and thought of one of the greatest of the Renaissance popes. Pius II () began life as Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini in a small town near Siena, and became a famous Latin poet and diplomat.4/5(1).

Pius II: 2: Books III–IV. Edited by Margaret Meserve and Marcello Simonetta. The I Tatti Renaissance Library, Vol. Harvard University Press, xxvi + pp. This is the second volume of Pius' autobiography; see my post about Vol. Commentaries, by Pius II. (Æneas Sylvius). The great humanist Pope devoted all his spare moments to the composition of this work, which is a mine of information on the literature, history, and politics of his age.

Part of it was written by his own hand, the rest dictated. Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Boxid IA Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II Donor friendsofthesanfranciscopubliclibraryPages: Each volume covers two books of the Commentaries.

In the first book, Pius offers a swiftly moving and selective narrative of his life and career, from his birth to his election as pope. Book 2 focuses primarily on his journey to Mantua, where he had summoned Europe's rulers to discuss plans for a crusade.

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the same name.3 The Commentaries of Pius II fall in line with this second, Caesarean tradition. Shaped from a vast collection of documents and shorter literary texts, the pontiff’s magnum opus reads as a carefully fashioned historical narrative.

While it is clear that Pius sought to. Thus, in The Commentaries of Pope Pius II (–) and the Crisis of the Fifteenth-Century Papacy, she emphasizes and thoroughly documents the enormity of the challenge confronting the papacy during the era of papal restoration in general and on the eve of Pius II’s pontificate (–) in particular.

Writing to a friend inin Author: Francis Oakley. The only autobiography written by a sitting Pope, Pius II's (d. ) Commentaries are fascinating reading.

Dispensing quickly with his early years, he moves on to his fascinating career, in which he served at, various times, as secretary to pope, anti-pope and emperor; cardinal of Siena; and Pope. Pius II attempted to suppress the Tale of Two Lovers, not wanting the transgressions of his pre-Pope days to catch up with him, but the book proved to be too popular.

However, he was a prolific writer, and many of his other writings eclipsed the Tale of Two Lovers, at least in the eyes of the church. The Renaissance popes were among the most enlightened and generous patrons of arts and letters in the Europe of their day.

The diaries of Pius II give us an intimate glimpse of the life and thought of one of the greatest of the Renaissance popes. Pius II () began life as Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini in a small town near Siena and became a famous Latin poet and diplomat.

Pius II was a voluminous author. Besides poems, a novel and a play, he wrote a number of orations, which were considered models of eloquence in their day.

His most valuable work, however, is his Commentaries, a history of his own life and times, told in an interesting and rational manner. He is very frank about himself, and most of the adverse Religion.

Pope Pius II: | | | |Pope|| |Pius II| | | | World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most definitive.

Pope Pius II. InAeneas Silvius Bartholomeus, travelled to Scotland to encourage James I of Scotland to assist the French in the “Hundred Years War”. He spent several months travelling around Britain. and recorded these travels in his book entitled "de Europa".A short section of the book is devoted to Scotland and Ireland.

Author of Commentarii rerum memorabilium, De duobus amantibus, Epistolae familiares, Chrysis, [Euryalus and Lucreatia.], De viris illustribus, Aeneae Sylvii Piccolominei De duobus amantibus historia, Selected letters of Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini.Emily O'Brien.

The Commentaries of Pope Pius II (–) and the Crisis of the Fifteenth-Century sity of Toronto Press. xiv, $Author: Gerald Christianson.