Basilica: the splendor and the scandal : building St. Peter's

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This dramatic journey through religious and artistic history traces the defining event of a glorious epoch: the building of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Begun by the ferociously ambitious Pope Julius II in 1506, the endeavour would span two tumultuous centuries, challenge the greatest Renaissance masters and enrage Martin Luther. By the time it was completed, Shakespeare had written all his plays, the Mayflower had reached Plymouth and Rome had become Europe's holy metropolis. A dazzling portrait of human achievement and excess.
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display_description It was the splendor--and the scandal--of the age, the defining event of the high Renaissance. In 1506, the ferociously ambitious Renaissance Pope Julius II tore down the most sacred shrine in Europe--the millennium-old St. Peter's Basilica built by the Emperor Constantine over the apostle's grave--to build a better basilica. Construction of the new St. Peter's spanned two centuries, embroiled 27 popes, and consumed the genius of the greatest artists of the age--Michelangelo, Bramante, Raphael, and Bernini. As the basilica rose, modern Rome rose with it, as glorious as the city of the Caesars. But the cost was unimaginable: the new basilica provoked the Protestant Reformation, dividing the Christian world for all time.--From publisher description.
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subject_facet Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano -- History, Vatican City -- Buildings, structures, etc, Vatican City -- History
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