The Ecclesiastical and Political History of the Popes of Rome Paperback

During the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

by Leopold von Ranke;


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The Ecclesiastical and Political History of the Popes of Rome

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This translation by Sarah Austin (1793-1867) of German historian Leopold von Ranke's work contributed significantly to early modern history and historiography. By some accounts 'the best living translator' of her time, Austin was a member of social circles that included Jeremy Bentham and J. S. Mill. Ranke (1795-1886) worked for most of his life at the University of Berlin, writing several histories covering the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries. Austin's translation recognises Ranke's importance to Western historiography: his methodology stressed the centrality of using primary sources and of the historian's objectivity. Ranke's history engages with a much wider area than his title suggests; indeed, his subject is 'the struggle between Catholicism and Protestantism, between authority and innovation', as Austin writes. Volume 1 traces the impact and history of the popes from their 'epochs' to the sixteenth century. These volumes will be of interest to early modern historians and historiographers alike.

The Ecclesiastical and Political History of the Popes of Rome by Leopold von Ranke was published by Cambridge Library Collection in January 2011. The ISBN for The Ecclesiastical and Political History of the Popes of Rome is 9781108027113.

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Page last updated 12th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge Library Collection (January 2011)
Weight700g
Number of Pages558
Thickness32 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
ISBN9781108027113
ISBN-101108027113
Product Code4027492
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