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The Invention of Papal History: Onofrio Panvinio between Renaissance and Catholic Reform

Stefan Bauer


How was the history of post-classical Rome and of the Church written in the Catholic Reformation? Historical texts composed in Rome at this time have been considered secondary to the city’s significance for the history of art. The Invention of Papal History corrects this distorting emphasis and shows how history-writing became part of a comprehensive formation of the image and self-perception of the papacy. By presenting and fully contextualizing the path-breaking works of the Augustinian historian Onofrio Panvinio (1530–68), this book shows what type of historical research was possible in the ... More

Keywords: Onofrio Panvinio, Renaissance, Catholic Reformation, Counter Reformation, papacy, Rome, historiography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198807001
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198807001.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stefan Bauer, author
Lecturer in History, Royal Holloway, University of London