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History of the Popes, Vol. VIII, Leo X, Book II By Ludwig von Pastor
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The eighth volume of Ludwig von Pastor’s classic History of the Popes from the Close of the Middle Ages covers the latter half of the pontificate of Leo X, focusing on Leo’s political and... More > cultural policies. The Fifth Lateran Council is discussed, as well as the tendency of the arts under Leo’s patronage. Where the first volume of Pastor’s treament of Leo X focused more on the development of the reformation, this volume gives a great deal of attention to the blossoming of the Roman Renaissance. The present volume is based on the edition published in 1908 and made available digitally by the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies in Toronto, through the Internet Archive. Artifacts of the scanning process have been carefully removed, and the margins of each page have been re-set so as to improve the appearance and readability of the text.< Less
History of the Popes, Vol. VII, Leo X, Book I By Ludwig von Pastor
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The seventh volume of Ludwig von Pastor's classic History of the Popes from the Close of the Middle Ages contains the first half of Pastor's treatment of the pontificate of Leo X. Here he discusses... More > Leo's struggles to deal with the legacy of Julius II, and to bring about reform while maintaining peace and unity in Christendom. The later chapters of the present volume analyze the causes of the German Reformation, its gradual development, and the stages of Leo X's response to it. The present edition is based on a copy of the first English edition of the text, published in 1908 and made available digitally by the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies in Toronto, through the internet Archive. Artifacts of the scanning process have been carefully removed, and the margins of each page have been re-set so as to improve the appearance and readability of the text.< Less
History of the Popes, Vol. IX: Adrian VI & Clement VII By Ludwig von Pastor
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The ninth volume of Ludwig von Pastor’s classic History of the Popes from the Close of the Middle Ages focuses on the short pontificate of Adrian VI (1522-23) and the first period of the... More > pontificate of Clement VII. The story begins with the political fallout from the death of Pope Leo X, and discusses the political, cultural, and religious policies of Adrian VI, as well as the continuing progress of the Lutheran revolt. The main focus of the volume, however, is the struggle between Clement VII and the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V, which cluminated in the sack of Rome in 1527.< Less
History of the Popes, Vol. XI: Paul III, Book I By Ludwig von Pastor
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The eleventh volume of Ludwig von Pastor’s classic History of the Popes from the Close of the Middle Ages is the first of two focusing on the pontificate of Paul III (1534-1549). This volume... More > opens with an extended discussion of the prospects for a general council in the mid-1530s, then turns to various minor crises in Italy, efforts to end the protestant crisis, and the looming threat of the Turks. The volume concludes with a chapter on work of the Capuchins, Ursulines, and other reform orders during this period.< Less
History of the Popes, Vol. X: Clement VII, Book II By Ludwig von Pastor
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The tenth volume of Ludwig von Pastor’s classic History of the Popes from the Close of the Middle Ages begins with Clement VII living in exile after the sack of Rome by the troops of Charles V.... More > After chronicling the resolution of the conflict between Pope and Emperor, Pastor turns to the continuing development of Protestantism. He describes Clement’s attempts to stop the spread of Lutheranism, as well as the roots of the English schism and the spread of Protestantism to Scandinavia. The volume ends with an account of the roots of the Catholic counter-reformation.< Less
History of the Popes, Vol. I, The Great Schism By Ludwig von Pastor
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The first volume of Ludwig von Pastor’s classic History of the Popes from the Close of the Middle Ages covers the crises of the early 1300s, including the Avignon Popes, the Great Western... More > Schism, the Council of Constance, the pontificates of Martin V and Eugene IV, and the Council of Basel–Ferrara–Florence. Here the author sets the stage for his epic, forty volume chronicle of the Papacy in the Modern Era. The present edition is based on a copy of the fourth English edition of the text, published in 1913 and made available digitally by the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies in Toronto, through the Internet Archive. Artifacts of the scanning process have been carefully removed, and the margins of each page have been re-set so as to improve the appearance and readability of the text. We are in the midst of re-publishing all 40 volumes of Pastor's History. The remaining volumes will appear over the coming months. Thank you for supporting this project by purchasing a copy for your library.< Less
History of the Popes, Vol. I, The Great Schism By Ludwig von Pastor
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(Paperback Edition) The first volume of Ludwig von Pastor’s classic History of the Popes from the Close of the Middle Ages covers the crises of the early 1300s, including the Avignon Popes, the... More > Great Western Schism, the Council of Constance, the pontificates of Martin V and Eugene IV, and the Council of Basel–Ferrara–Florence. Here the author sets the stage for his epic, forty volume chronicle of the Papacy in the Modern Era. The present edition is based on a copy of the fourth English edition of the text, published in 1913 and made available digitally by the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies in Toronto, through the Internet Archive. Artifacts of the scanning process have been carefully removed, and the margins of each page have been re-set so as to improve the appearance and readability of the text.< Less
History of the Popes, Vol. XIII: Julius III By Ludwig von Pastor
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The thirteenth volume of Ludwig von Pastor’s classic History of the Popes from the Close of the Middle Ages is devoted to the pontificate of Julius III (1550-1555). This volume focuses... More > primarily on the continuing difficulties posed by the rise of Protestantism in Northern Europe. Pastor discusses the second period of the Council of Trent, the accession of Mary Tudor to the English throne, and the progress of the Society of Jesus, whose founding he discussed in Volume XII. The volume concludes with treatments of the growth of the missions in the New World and Julius III’s support of arts and letters.< Less
History of the Popes, Vol. XII: Paul III, Book II By Ludwig von Pastor
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The twelfth volume of Ludwig von Pastor’s classic History of the Popes from the Close of the Middle Ages is the second of two devoted to the pontificate of Paul III (1534-1549). This monumental... More > volume focuses primarily on the struggles surrounding the convocation of the Council of Trent, its early sessions, suspension, relocation, and continuation. Pastor devotes two lengthy chapters to the Society of Jesus, discussing its foundation, approbation by Paul III, and early work in Europe and Asia. He also discusses the continuing progress of Protestantism throughout Europe and the implications of the Schmalkaldic War. The volume concludes with an assessment of Paul III’s role as a patron of arts and letters.< Less
History of the Popes, Vol. XV: Pius IV, Book I By Ludwig von Pastor
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The fifteenth volume of Ludwig von Pastor’s classic History of the Popes from the Close of the Middle Ages focuses on the first half of the pontificate of Pius IV, including the re-opening of... More > the Council of Trent and the work of its final sessions. The present edition is based on a copy of the text published in 1928 and made available digitally by the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies in Toronto, through the Internet Archive. Artifacts of the scanning process have been carefully removed, and the margins of each page have been re-set so as to improve the appearance and readability of the text.< Less

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