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History of the Papacy 1378-1527 by Mandell Creighton

Today’s free title is a six-volume work on the late medieval papacy by Mandell Creighton. The volumes cover the period of 1378-1527 in great detail and include material on John Hus, the Council of Constance and the Hussite Wars. This set will prove of great help to those wishing to understand the background to the Reformation in more depth. This public domain set was digised from the volumes held in Spurgeon’s College Library.

Mandell Creighton [1843-1901], A History of the Papacy from the Great Schism to the Sack of Rome, new edition in six volumes. New York & Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1897. Hbk. pp. 388+391+358+351+340+487. [Click here to visit the download page for this set]

Contents

Volume 1

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Book I. The Great Schism 1378-1414
    • 1. Urban VI., Clement VII., and the Affairs of Naples. 1378-1389
    • 2. Clement VII.; Boniface IX. Religiou Movements in Oxford and Paris. 1389-1394
    • 3. Boniface IX.; Benedict XIII. Attempts of France to Heal the Schism. 1394-1404
    • 4. Innocent VII.; Benedict XIII. Troubles in Italy and France. 1404-1406
    • 5. Gregory VII.; Benedict XIII. Negociations Between the Rival Popes. 1406-1409
    • 6. The Council of Pisa. 1409
    • 7. Alexander V. 1409-1410
    • 8. John XXIII. 1410-1414
  • Book II. The Council of Constance. 1414-1418
    • 1. The Council of Constance and John XXIII. 1414-1415
    • 2. Deposition of John XXIII. 1415
    • 3. Religious Movements in England and Bohemia.
  • Appendix

Volume 2

  • Book II—Continued
    • 4. John Hus in Bohemia. 1398-1414.
    • 5. The Council of Constance and the Bohemian Reformers. 1414-1416
    • 6. Sigismund’s Journey, and the Council During His Absense
    • 7. The Council of Constance and the Election of Martin V. 1417
    • 8. Martin V. and the Reformation at Constance. 1417-1418
  • Book III
    • 1. Martin V. and Italian Affairs. 1419-1425
    • 2. Martin V. and the Papal Restoration. Beginnings of Eugenius IV. 1425-1432
    • 3. Bohemia and the Hussite Wars. 1418-1431
    • 4. First Attempt of Eugenius IV. to Dissolve the Council of Basel. 1431-1434
    • 5. The Council of Basel and the Hussites. 1432-1434
    • 6. Eugenius IV. and the Council of Basel. Negociation with the Greeks and the Bohemians. 1434-1436
    • 7. War Between the Pope and the Council. 1436-1438
    • Eugenius IV. in Florence. The Union of the Greek Church. 1434-1439
  • Appendix

Volume 3

  • Book III—continued. The Council of Basel. 1419-1444
    • 9. The German Declaration of Neutrality. Election of Felix V. 1438-1439
    • 10. Eugenius IV. and Felix V. 1440-1444
  • Book IV. The Papal Restoration 1444-1464
    • 1. Æneas Sylvius Piccolomini and the Restoration of the Obedience of Germany. 1444-1447
    • 2. Nicolas V. and the Affairs of Germany. 14447-1453
    • 3. Nicholas V. and the Fall of Constantinople. 1453-1455
    • 4. Nicholas V. and the Revival of Learning
    • 5. Calixtus III. 1455-1458
    • 6. Pius II. and the Congress of Mantua. 1458-1460
    • 7. Pius II. and the Affairs of Naples and Germany. 1460-1461
    • 8. Pius II.’s Relations to France and Bohemia. 1461-1464
    • 9. Crusade and Death of Pius II. 1464

Volume 4

  • Book V. The Italian Princes. 1464-1518
    • 1. Paul II. 1464-1471
    • Paul II. in His Relations to Literature and Art
    • 3. Sixtus IV. and the Republic of Florence. 1471-1480
    • 4. Italian Wars of Sixtus IV. 1481-1484
    • 5. Innocent VIII. 1484-1492
    • 6. Beginnings of Alexander Vi. 1492-1494
    • 7. Charles VIII. in Italy. 1494-1495
    • 8. Alexander VI. and Fra Girolamo Savonarola. 1495-1498
    • 9. Alexander VI. and the Papal States. 1495-1499
  • Appendix

Volume 5

  • Book V.—continued. The Italian Princes. 1464-1518
    • 10. Alexander VI. and Cesare Borgia. 1500-1502
    • 11. Death of Alexander VI. 1503
    • 12. The Fall of Cesare Borgia—Pius III.—Julius II. 1503-1504
    • 13. First Plans of Julius II. 1504-1506
    • 14. The League of Cambrai. 1506-1510
    • 15. The Wars of Julius II. 1510-1511
    • 16. The Holy League. 1511-1513
    • 17. Rome Under Julius II.
    • 18. Beginnings of Leo X. 1513-1515
    • 19. Francis I. in Italy. 1515-1516
    • 20. Close of the Lateran Council. 1517
  • Appendix

Volume 6

  • Book VI. The German Revolt. 1517-1527
    • 1. Humanism in German
    • 2. The Reuchlin Struggle
    • 3. The Rise of Luther
    • 4. The Imperial Election
    • 5. The Diet of Worms
    • 6. The Death of Leo X
    • 7. Adrian VI
    • 8. The Beginnings of Clement II
    • 9. The Sack of Rome
  • Appendix
  • Index

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