(3) Clare Robertson, Rome 1600: The City and the Visual Arts under Clement VIII
(New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2015), p.
The construction of the current Apostolic Palace started on the 30th of April 1589 during the reign of Pope Sixtus V and it was completed by his successors Pope Urban VII, Pope Innocent XI and Pope Clement VIII
The cathedral is the seat of the Archdiocese of Manila, which began as a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Mexico until 1595, when Pope Clement VIII
created the Archdiocese of Manila.
This in turn gave him access to the most important (and the richest) patrons of art in Italy; during his working life, he worked for 7 popes and the Medici family (2 of the popes, Leo X and Clement VIII
, were from the Medici family).
Rome 1600: The City and the Visual Arts under Clement VIII
. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015.
An attempt at reunification between the Roman and Orthodox communions happened in 1595 under Pope Clement VIII
, but was thwarted by Vatican officials including some elite Jesuit factions.
The icon, painted in Rome in 1598, was given by Pope Clement VIII
to a Catholic traveler from Minsk.
, Jan 1592-Mar 1605: Confined to bed by gout during his later years.
Pope Clement VIII
alleviated fears that coffee was a tool of the devil to corrupt unsuspecting souls by sampling a cup of the questionable liquid himself.
Famous in his own time, and knighted by the Aldobrandini Pope Clement VIII
as Cavaliere d'Arpino for his decorative work in St Peter's and the Lateran Baptistry, his brightness has been dimmed by the fame of the contemporaneous Bolognese School and that of Caravaggio, who was for a while his assistant, and to the end esteemed Cesari, taking hints from Cesari's Betrayal of Christ for his own version now in the Dublin National Gallery.
After investigating this witch-hunt, Pope Clement VIII
released the accused witches, who had been named by two demoniacs, and prosecuted the local bishop for torturing subjects without sufficient evidence and for failing to appeal the case to Rome.
It is the three earliest articles of those printed here, concerning the revival of French influence at the papal court, deliberately pursued by Henri IV (1965), the unsuccessful attempts by the French nuncios to influence the fortunes of Catholics in England at the beginning of the seventeenth century (1967), and an examination of the policy of Clement VIII
toward Ferrara and the excommunication of Cesare d'Este in late 1597 (1962), which deal with rather broader historical issues, and for which sources other than papal documents have been used.