St Peter s in the Vatican

This volume presents an overview of St. Peter's history from the late antique period to the twentieth century.

Author: William Tronzo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521640961

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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This volume presents an overview of St. Peter's history from the late antique period to the twentieth century.

101 Surprising Facts About St Peter s and the Vatican

Here, Father Jeffrey Kirby takes you on a whirlwind tour of this little country (yes, Vatican City is its own country, Fact # 2) and uncovers the secrets and surprising facts about the city, and its famous church.

Author: Fr. Jeffrey Kirby

Publisher: Saint Benedict Press

ISBN: 1618907018

Category: Religion

Page: 120

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What do you really know about Vatican City? The Vatican, comprising the Apostolic Palace, St. Peter’s Basilica, and various other buildings, serves as the headquarters of the Catholic Church. It has done so for nearly two millennium -- ever since the first Pope, St. Peter, made it his home. Thousands of Catholics flock to the Vatican and its iconic basilica each year. Even if you haven’t visited you’ve likely watched with bated breath for smoke to rise from behind the cupola during the election of a new pope, or have laid eyes on the new pontiff when he emerged from the balcony for the first time. But what do you really know about this great basilica and the city that houses it? Here, Father Jeffrey Kirby takes you on a whirlwind tour of this little country (yes, Vatican City is its own country, Fact # 2) and uncovers the secrets and surprising facts about the city, and its famous church.

High Renaissance Art in St Peter s and the Vatican

He gives us the story behind the works, telling us what their particular themes signified at the time for the artist, the papacy, and the Church. He also indicates how the art was received by contemporaries and viewed by later generations.

Author: George L. Hersey

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226327822

Category: Art

Page: 305

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Michelangelo, Raphael, Bramante—together these artists created some of the most glorious treasures of the Vatican, viewed daily by thousands of tourists. But how many visitors understand the way these artworks reflect the passions, dreams, and struggles of the popes who commissioned them? For anyone making an artistic pilgrimage to the High Renaissance splendors of the Vatican, George L. Hersey's book is the ideal guide. Before starting the tour of individual works, Hersey describes how the treacherously shifting political and religious alliances of sixteenth-century Italy, France, and Spain played themselves out in the Eternal City. He offers vivid accounts of the lives and personalities of four popes, each a great patron of art and architecture: Julius II, Leo X, Clement VII, and Paul III. He also tells of the complicated rebuilding and expanding of St. Peter's, a project in which Bramante, Raphael, and Michelangelo all took part. Having set the historical scene, Hersey then explores the Vatican's magnificent Renaissance art and architecture. In separate chapters, organized spatially, he leads the reader through the Cortile del Belvedere and Vatican Museums, with their impressive holdings of statuary and paintings; the richly decorated Stanze and Logge of Raphael; and Michelangelo's Last Judgment and newly cleaned Sistine Chapel ceiling. A fascinating final chapter entitled "The Tragedy of the Tomb" recounts the vicissitudes of Michelangelo's projected funeral monument to Julius II. Hersey is never content to simply identify the subject of a painting or sculpture. He gives us the story behind the works, telling us what their particular themes signified at the time for the artist, the papacy, and the Church. He also indicates how the art was received by contemporaries and viewed by later generations. Generously illustrated and complete with a useful chronology, High Renaissance Art in St. Peter's and the Vatican is a valuable reference for any traveler to Rome or lover of Italian art who has yearned for a single-volume work more informative and stimulating than ordinary guidebooks. At the same time, Hersey's many anecdotes and intriguing comparisons with works outside the Vatican will provide new insights even for specialists.

The Power of Tradition

Author: Lex Bosman

Publisher: Uitgeverij Verloren

ISBN: 9789065508232

Category: Antiquities

Page: 176

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La Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano Atlante

Author: Antonio Pinelli

Publisher:

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Category: Art

Page:

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The Necropolis Under St Peter s Basilica in the Vatican

Author: Pietro Zander

Publisher:

ISBN: 9788873690818

Category:

Page: 135

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Treasures of the Vatican St Peter s Basilica

the Vatican museums and galleries, the treasure of St. Peter's, the Vatican
grottoes and necropolis, the Vatican palaces Maurizio Calvesi. I TREASURES OF
THE VATICAN TREASURES OF THE VATICAN ST PETER'S.

Author: Maurizio Calvesi

Publisher:

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Category: Art

Page: 207

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The Vatican Conspiracy

The Vatican Conspiracy: Intrigue in St. Peter's Square tells the untold story of the secret Vatican-US connection from World War II to the 1980s under President Reagan.

Author: Peter Kross

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781939149879

Category: Religion

Page: 402

View: 738

The Vatican Conspiracy: Intrigue in St. Peter's Square tells the untold story of the secret Vatican-US connection from World War II to the 1980s under President Reagan. You will learn a little-known story of an American military officer who was killed (some say by his own men) in Italy during the war, culminating in a congressional investigation when the war ended. You will learn of James Angleton's work as an American spy in Italy during the war and his relationship with the Church, and how the OSS infiltrated agents into the Vatican to aid the efforts to oust Hitler. Kross then goes extensively into the so-called Rat Line which allowed Nazi leaders like Josef Mengele, Klaus Barbie and Adolf Eichmann to escape to South America with the help of the US. The book covers Operation Paperclip and Operation Safehaven in which Switzerland laundered money form Germany in order to pay that nation's cost of the war. The final chapters delve into the most recent intrigues in the Vatican, including the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II in Rome and who might have been behind it (the Soviet Union or Bulgaria), and the mysterious death of Pope John Paul I in Rome, who died after serving only 33 days in office. Also covered is the Vatican Bank scandal involving Roberto Calvi and an American Bishop named Paul Marcinkus. The final chapter involves the murders of two Swiss Guardsmen by one of their own men. This is a tale that most readers of history do not know, but one that must be told. History is never what it seems to be, not cut and dried, not exactly what we were led to believe.

St Peter s Day in the Vatican

As the pallium is conferred on the archbishop , by the legitimate successor of St.
Peter , it should serve to remind the ... and returned to the Vatican . ST . PETER'S
CHAIR . The next ceremony , and one which elicited the most lively interest and ...

Author: Thomas Pope

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Category: Vatican City

Page: 208

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The Story of St Peter s

Gives a history of the construction of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.

Author: Thea Bergere

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Cathedrals

Page: 128

View: 948

Gives a history of the construction of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.

A Voice from St Peter s and St Paul s being a few plain words addressed to the members of both Houses of Parliament on some late accusations against the Church Establishment particularly those contained in number LXXV of the Edinburgh Review By a Member of the University of Oxford i e William L Bowles

Author: Basilica of Saint Peter (VATICAN)

Publisher:

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Category:

Page: 68

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The Shrine of St Peter and the Vatican Excavations

Jocelyn M. C. Toynbee, John Bryan Ward-Perkins ! PREFACE recent excavations
under St. Peter's—came first to one of.

Author: Jocelyn M. C. Toynbee

Publisher:

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Page: 293

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Saint Peter s

Author: James Lees-Milne

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Category: Basilicas (Roman architecture)

Page: 336

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A Homily of Pope Clement XI As Deliver d by Him in St Peter s in the Vatican On the Feast of the Holy Apostles St Peter and St Paul

Author: Pope Clement XI

Publisher:

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Category: Sermons, Greek

Page: 23

View: 146


St Peter s Basilica in Rome

Combining the history of the arts, the Italian culture, and the institution of the church itself, this is a superb overview of a magnificent landmark.

Author: Robert Fischer

Publisher:

ISBN: 9783795424978

Category: Travel

Page: 116

View: 930

Shedding light on a memorable monument in the Italian metropolis, this beautifully illustrated guide demonstrates why St. Peter’s Basilica is a "must-see” for any visitor to Rome. The tour begins in St. Peter’s Square, following a walkabout through the Basilica, the lower church, the dome overlooking the gardens of the Vatican, the excavations underneath St. Peter and the Campo Santo Teutonico, and the German cemetery, which is only accessible through the Vatican city. A plan of the Basilica and the lower church is also included, and the religious experience of the site is emphasized, citing excerpts from the scriptures related to St. Peter. Combining the history of the arts, the Italian culture, and the institution of the church itself, this is a superb overview of a magnificent landmark.

St Peter s Basilica

Audio guide to Rome's St. Peter's basilica and its remarkable art treasures.

Author: Jane McIntosh

Publisher: Context Audio Guides, LLC

ISBN: 0976905213

Category: Architecture

Page:

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Audio guide to Rome's St. Peter's basilica and its remarkable art treasures.

Old Saint Peter s Rome

Provides the first full study of the predecessor church of St Peter's Basilica in Rome, from late antique construction to Renaissance destruction.

Author: Rosamond McKitterick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107041643

Category: History

Page: 513

View: 323

Provides the first full study of the predecessor church of St Peter's Basilica in Rome, from late antique construction to Renaissance destruction.

Lost in Peter s Tomb

Book 1 of the series Lost in Peter's Tomb is the first book in a series of mystery adventures designed to present the stories of the saints in an intriguing and educational manner.

Author: Dianne Ahern

Publisher: Proving Press

ISBN: 9781633371200

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 114

View: 591

Book 1 of the series! Lost in Peter's Tomb is the first book in a series of mystery adventures designed to present the stories of the saints in an intriguing and educational manner. Set in modern Italy, the stories follow a brother and sister in their adventures with their Aunt, who is a special agent for the Pope. In this first adventure, Sister Philomena and the children track an intruder in St. Peter's Basilica and help recover the missing relics of St. Peter, all the while learning about St. Peter's life. Children will be introduced to Italian words and phrases, learn about the Vatican and Italian lifestyles, as well as famous places and works of art in Italy.

Baldacchino and Choir of St Peter s Basilica in the Vatican

Blank 150 page lined journal for your thoughts, ideas, and inspiration.

Author: Unique Journal

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540701855

Category:

Page: 154

View: 866

Blank 150 page lined journal for your thoughts, ideas, and inspiration.

St Peter s and Medieval Rome

Author: Richard Krautheimer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 40

View: 384