Pius IV and the Fall of The Carafa Nepotism and Papal Authority in Counter-Reformation Rome
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- Format: Hardcover
- Copyright: 05/10/2013
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
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While the Carafa trial has previously been understood to have been primarily of importance only to the development of papal nepotism, Miles Pattenden now demonstrates how Pius used it as a vehicle by which to intimidate the College of Cardinals and to re-impose stricter hierarchical control over the institutions of the Catholic Church.