An Elephant in Rome: Bernini, The Pope and The Making of the Eternal City

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  • ISBN: 1843681935
  • Author: Loyd Grossman
  • Publisher: Pallas Athene
  • Genre: Biography
  • Date: 30 July 2020
  • Pages: 320
  • Language: English

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Synopsis

‘A total delight’ – Simon Jenkins. By 1650, the spiritual and political power of the Catholic Church was shattered. Thanks to the twin blows of the Protestant Reformation and the Thirty Years War, Rome, celebrated both as the Eternal City and Caput Mundi (the head of …