Aeneas Silvius

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Italian pope from 1458 to 1464 who is remembered for his unsuccessful attempt to lead a crusade against the Turks (1405-1464)

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Various anecdotes about famous scholars enliven the necessarily drier portions of the text: Giovanni Boccaccio was a "lackadaisical student" at Naples (45); Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini, who would become Pius II, never completed his degree at the University of Siena (48-49); Aldo Manuzio the Younger, an inferior scholar and a poor teacher who lost students, was nevertheless courted by many universities desirous of his illustrious family library (63); lacking a degree, Galileo Galilei received a low salary at Pisa (75); humanist Guiniforte Barzizza was an early sort of "freeway flyer" as he bounced between Pavia and Milan at the whim of his Sforza patron (86-87).
Pius II--"El Piu Expedi-tivo Pontifice": Selected Studies on Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini (1405-1464).
Pius II--"El Piu Expeditivo Pontifice": Selected Studies on Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini (1405 1464).
Includes: Benedikt Konrad Vollmann, "Enkyklios paideia in the Work of Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini"; Margaret Meserve, "From Samarkand to Scythia: Reinventions of Asia in Renaissance Geography and Political Thought"; Benedikt Konrad Vollmann, "Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini as a Historiographer: Asia"; Rolando Montecalvo, "The New Landesgeschichte: Aeneas Silvius on Austria and Bohemia"; Keith Sidwell, "Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini's De curialium miseriis and Peter of Blois"; Claudia Martl, "Alltag an der Kurie: Papst Pius II.