Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's

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In this dramatic journey through religious and artistic history, R. A. Scotti traces the defining event of a glorious epoch: the building of St. Peter?s Basilica. Begun by the ferociously ambitious Pope Julius II in 1506, the endeavor would span two tumultuous centuries, challenge the greatest Renaissance masters?Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bramante?and enrage Martin Luther. By the time it was completed, Shakespeare had written all of his plays, the Mayflower had reached Plymouth?and Rome had risen with its astounding basilica to become Europe?s holy metropolis. A dazzling portrait of human achievement and excess, Basilica is a triumph of historical writing.
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About the author

R. A. Scotti is the author of two previous works of nonfiction, including Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938, and four novels.
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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
May 29, 2007
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9781101157817
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Language
English
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Genres
Architecture / Buildings / Religious
Art / History / General
History / Europe / Renaissance
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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