In February 1459, when Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini returned to his birthplace of Corsignano as the newly-elected Pope Pius II
, he found its medieval buildings, like their inhabitants, "bowed down with old age.
For every writer in Italy such as Pius II
who cared about subtle distinctions between Teucri and Turci, knew Homer, and sought to connect modern Turks with ancient Trojans; in short, for everyone for whom etymology and linguistic precision mattered, there was many a Tasso or Ariosto gleefully switching in mid-ottava from Saraceni, Turchi, empi pagani, or mori.
Keywords: Apostolic Penitentiary, Pius II
, Marital Impediments.
The town's center reflects the humanist ideals of Leon Battista Alberti, who consulted Pius II
on his building ambitions.
In the early fall of 1942, the World Jewish Congress representative in Geneva, Gerhard Reigner, sent a telegram to Pius II
, to Churchill, and to Roosevelt, detailing the information that the W.
Having nothing but an idea, she convinced the region of Lazio and the city of Rome to give her a dilapidated property on the Via Aurelia Antica, overlooking the Vatican, called the Villa Piccolomini (named after Pope Pius II
, Enea Silvio Piccolomini).
On the contrary, slavery was condemned by Pius II
in 1462, by Paul III in 1537 (Sublimis Deus), and by Urban VIII in 1639.
POPE Pius II
believed Hitler was possessed by Satan and tried to drive the devil out of his body, a new book has revealed.
Pope Pius II
, you had to figure, was spinning in his sepulcher.
1460); received sporadic assistance from Naples and Venice; his success was limited by clan jealousies, and Sultan Mehmet II concluded a ten-year truce with him (1461); broke the truce to attack the Turks, at the instigation of Pope Pius II
, in alliance with the Venetians and Hungarians (1463?
As deputy to his friend Pope Pius II
, he was able to write philosophical works in peace and deal in them with esoteric and subtle ideas.
Looking in turn at temporal and spiritual concerns, they explore such topics as the missing mancus and the early medieval economy, whether Nicholas V and Pius II
were really Renaissance popes, the function and status of houses of canons in 10th-century Aquitaine, Ademar of Chabannes and the peace of God, female religious as collectors of relics, and heresy and the Antichrist in the writing of Ademar of Chabannes.
Enea Silvio's critique must be viewed against the background of his later service to the Church as Pope Pius II
Britain) wrote her dissertation on cardinals of Pius II
, then realized that cardinals by their nature represent a continuity that transcends individual popes.
The period, 1430-1536, begins before the ascension of Pope Pius II
Piccolomini of Siena in 1458 and ends after Spanish troops controlled by Charles V arrive in 1530.