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eBook The Popes of Avignon: A Century in Exile ePub

by Edwin Mullins

  • ISBN: 1933346159
  • Category: World
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Edwin Mullins
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bluebridge; 1st Edition edition (September 1, 2008)
  • Pages: 256
  • ePub book: 1959 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1924 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 838

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Edwin Mullins has produced another fine portrait of a remarkable period in both Christian and French history

Edwin Mullins has produced another fine portrait of a remarkable period in both Christian and French history. Clearly there is enough material to write a similar study on each of the seven popes individually.

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Avignon of the Popes: City of Exiles. A Century In Exile" is the subtitle of this book yet it sums up its contents very well. In actuality the 'exile' was not only self imposed yet closer to 70 years than 100, with a move back to Rome in the latter years of the Avignon papcy.

The Popes of Avignon : A Century in Exile. Edwin Mullins is an Oxford-educated writer, journalist, and filmmaker who has published numerous books on architecture and the visual arts, including "Cluny" and "The Pilgrimage to Santiago. He lives part of the year near Avignon. By (author) Edwin Mullins. We can notify you when this item is back in stock. AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Edwin Mullins has produced another fine portrait of a remarkable period in both Christian and French history

Edwin Mullins has produced another fine portrait of a remarkable period in both Christian and French history.

Central to this period was the movement of the papal seat from Rome to Avignon in the south of France, where seven successive popes held power from 1309 to 1377.

Title: The Popes of Avignon: A Century in Exile By: Edwin Mullins Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 246 Vendor: Bluebridge Books Publication Date: 2011. Dimensions: . 0 X . 1 X . 3 (inches) Weight: 11 ounces ISBN: 1933346329 ISBN-13: 9781933346328 Stock No: WW346328. Publisher's Description. Central to this period was the movement of the papal seat from Rome to Avignon in the south of France, where seven successive popes held power from 1309 to 1377. The drama, intrigue, and tumult associated with the papacy in exile forms the perfect lens through which to clearly see a Europe making the transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.

The Avignon Papacy, also known as the Babylonian Captivity, was the period from 1309 to 1376 during which seven successive popes resided in Avignon (then in the Kingdom of Arles, part of the Holy Roman Empire, now in France) rather than in Rome. The situation arose from the conflict between the papacy and the French crown, culminating in the death of Pope Boniface VIII after his arrest and maltreatment by Philip IV of France.

The popes of Avignon. Published 2008 by BlueBridge in New York. History, Papacy, Schism, The Great Western, 1378-1417.

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Like the finest medieval tapestry, this narrative history masterfully weaves together the sweeping events surrounding what has become known as the "Babylonian captivity" of the popes into the broader story of 14th-century Europe—one of the most turbulent times in the continent's history. It was a time of fear, ferocity, and religious agony, which saw the suppression of the Knights Templar and the Cathars, the first onslaught of the plague, and the beginning of the Hundred Years' War. The century also produced some of the greatest writers and artists in the western tradition, including Giotto, Boccaccio, Petrarch, and Chaucer. Central to this period was the movement of the papal seat from Rome to Avignon in the south of France, where seven successive popes held power from 1309 to 1377. The drama, intrigue, and tumult associated with the papacy in exile forms the perfect lens through which to clearly see a Europe making the transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.

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Jozrone Jozrone
Mullins successfully peels away the layers of myth and legend, much of it created in more recent years by blind repetition of Petrach's often scathing rebukes of the excesses of the Avignon papacy. What Mullins reveals is that Petrarch was right - for many of the popes - but that the longer story is more complex. The Avignon papacy was embroiled in all the nastiness of the fourteenth century - the Hundred Years' War, the expansion of the Holy Roman Empire, and the warring in Italy that led to the rise of city-states. It also provides a bridge that extends from Jon M. Sweeney's "The Pope Who Quit" and the resignation of a pope, through the destruction of the Knights Templar, to the Great Schism, and ultimately to the Council of Constance and the resignation of two more popes. Well done, sir.
Moronydit Moronydit
This is an excellent book for anyone with an interest in High Medieval Europe or the history of the Roman Catholic Church.

I purchased the book in the hope of learning the basics about the Avignon Papacy but Mullins provides so much more. He not only covers the history of this uncertain time through smooth reading but he captures details of what it was like to live during this era - decadence of the papal court, political environment of 14th Century Europe, architecture of a new capital city, and struggles during the Black Death. Mullins also does an exceptional job of outlining the important players of this time - French Kings, important Archbishops, Holy Roman Emperors - without confusing or overwhelming the reader. He really strikes a great balance between readability and detail.

My only critique is that Mullins does spend significantly more time of Avignon's time under the rule of Pope Clement VI. While this is seen as sort of the golden age of the Avignon Papacy, it does seem as though some popes after Clement are slighted a bit. Other than that this is truly a splendid read and provides great insight to a tumultuous time.
Damand Damand
I bought this book in preparation for visiting Provence with my wife and another couple. Little did I know that I'd get hooked on the fascinating history of the area and want to visit things like the Papal vineyards, mountains which Petrach hiked and springs that caused inspiration, let alone where the famous "Laura" was first sighted. An unbelievably good yarn that is actually true!!
Nuadazius Nuadazius
Edwin Mullins has produced another fine portrait of a remarkable period in both Christian and French history. Following on from his equally well researched book on the Benedictine monastery of Cluny, Edwin has described in great detail the 70 year exile of the papacy from Rome. As other reviewers have alluded, this book could more accurately have been titled "Avignon of the Popes" as it traces the effects the papal period had on this city. Clearly there is enough material to write a similar study on each of the seven popes individually. Edwin brings together those important events shaping both 14th century Europe and the Christian world into an engrossing tale.
dermeco dermeco
Very interesting book. The Catholic church certainly has had a lively and checkered past. Not all such nice guys to be sure.
Huston Huston
Read this while on a trip to southern France. My visit to Avignon was brought to life by this book. An excellent read for a look at the transitory period to the high middle ages. Very well written and kept my interest throughout. Fiction (GOT for instance) has nothing on what really transpired during this time period.
Porgisk Porgisk
Great book on the 14th Century Pose describing each of them with their strengths and weaknesses.
Excellent history of the Avignon Popes....7 Popes and 2 Anti Popes