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Spanish Rome, 1500-1700

Thomas James Dandelet


In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Rome was an aged but still vigorous power while Spain was a rising giant on track toward becoming the world's most powerful and first truly global empire. This book tells the story of the meeting of these two great empires at a critical moment in European history. The author explores the close relationship between the Spanish Empire and Papal Rome that developed in the dynamic period of the Italian Renaissance and the Spanish Golden Age. He examines on the one hand the role the Spanish Empire played in shaping Roman politics, economics, culture, soci ... More

Keywords: European history, global empire, Spanish Empire, Papal Rome, Italian Renaissance, Spanish Golden Age, Roman politics, papacy, absolutism, monarchical power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780300089561
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300089561.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas James Dandelet, author