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The rich history of the Christian church — with its centuries of dramas, splendors, achievements, and controversies — has long provided a deep source of inspiration for artists. Our own cultural familiarity with the historical aspects of this tradition, however, has waned in recent years. Thus, there exists an odd paradox: works of art have never been more carefully preserved and enhanced; museum exhibitions and visits to view artwork in churches and cathedrals have never been more popular. Yet the historical events and theological ideals depicted in such artistic masterpieces are quite often unknown or misunderstood.

The History of the Church through 100 Masterpieces has been designed to give that deeper meaning back to our experience of these paintings by providing insightful descriptions of the stories they purport to tell. Jacques Duquesne and François Lebrette choose a beautiful array of works — some already well known to us as visual images — to discuss, recounting both the historical events and the religious and cultural background surrounding them.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. c-ii
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Translator’s Introduction
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-15
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  1. The Invention of the Universal
  2. pp. 16-17
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  1. The First Pontiff
  2. pp. 18-19
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  1. The Great Journey of the Saint Marys
  2. pp. 20-21
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  1. Emergence of the Great Symbols
  2. pp. 22-23
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  1. The Celebration of Baptism
  2. pp. 24-25
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  1. The Rise of Confession
  2. pp. 26-27
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  1. Penance and Flagellants
  2. pp. 28-29
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  1. The Host
  2. pp. 30-31
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  1. The Institution of the Viaticum
  2. pp. 32-33
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  1. The Polemic over Purgatory
  2. pp. 34-35
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  1. Emergence of the Virtues
  2. pp. 36-37
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  1. A Celebration of Charity
  2. pp. 38-39
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  1. Very Attractive Sins
  2. pp. 40-41
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  1. The Thousand Faces of Temptation
  2. pp. 42-43
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  1. The Period of the Hermits
  2. pp. 44-45
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  1. The Flourishing of Monasteries
  2. pp. 46-47
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  1. Three Centuries of Persecution
  2. pp. 48-49
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  1. The First Popes
  2. pp. 50-51
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  1. The Spread of Christianity
  2. pp. 52-53
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  1. The Donation of Constantine
  2. pp. 54-55
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  1. The First Conflicts, the First Councils
  2. pp. 56-57
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  1. The Christianization of Gaul
  2. pp. 58-59
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  1. Fathers and Doctors
  2. pp. 60-61
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  1. The Lion and the Vulgate
  2. pp. 62-63
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  1. The Baptism of Clovis
  2. pp. 64-65
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  1. The First Great Pope
  2. pp. 66-67
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  1. The Arrival of Islam
  2. pp. 68-69
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  1. The Conversion of the Saxons
  2. pp. 70-71
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  1. The Conversion of the Slavic World
  2. pp. 72-73
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  1. The Period of Pornocracy
  2. pp. 74-75
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  1. The Foundation of Cluny
  2. pp. 76-77
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  1. The Weapon of Excommunication
  2. pp. 78-79
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  1. The Great Schism
  2. pp. 80-81
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  1. The Humiliation of Canossa
  2. pp. 82-83
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  1. The First Crusade
  2. pp. 84-85
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  1. The Taking of Jerusalem
  2. pp. 86-87
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  1. The Reform of Saint Bernard
  2. pp. 88-89
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  1. Popes and Antipopes
  2. pp. 90-91
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  1. Christ’s Knights
  2. pp. 92-93
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  1. Murder in the Cathedral
  2. pp. 94-95
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  1. Venetian Power
  2. pp. 96-97
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  1. The Third Crusade
  2. pp. 98-99
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  1. The Capture of Constantinople
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  1. The Teutons of Prussia
  2. pp. 102-103
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  1. First Stakes
  2. pp. 104-105
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  1. Dawn of the Inquisition
  2. pp. 106-107
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  1. The Arrival of the Franciscans
  2. pp. 108-109
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  1. Guelphs and Ghibelins
  2. pp. 110-111
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  1. From Louis IX to Saint Louis
  2. pp. 112-113
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  1. The Triumph οf Scholasticism
  2. pp. 114-115
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  1. The Last Crusades
  2. pp. 116-117
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  1. Franciscan Innovations
  2. pp. 118-119
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  1. Pseudo Crusades
  2. pp. 120-121
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  1. The Attack at Anagni
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  1. Sojourn in Avignon
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  1. The End of the Templars
  2. pp. 126-127
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  1. Turlupins and Beghards
  2. pp. 128-129
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  1. The First Protestant
  2. pp. 130-131
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  1. Hussites and Moravian Brothers
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  1. Joan at the Stake
  2. pp. 134-135
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  1. The Triumph of the Papacy
  2. pp. 136-137
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  1. The Fall of Constantinople
  2. pp. 138-139
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  1. European Resistance
  2. pp. 140-141
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  1. Victory in the South
  2. pp. 142-143
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  1. The First Mission to America
  2. pp. 144-145
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  1. Vain Things Go Up in Flames
  2. pp. 146-147
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  1. The Period of the Borgias
  2. pp. 148-149
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  1. Art in the Service of God
  2. pp. 150-151
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  1. The Concordat with France
  2. pp. 152-153
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  1. Harbingers of Protestantism
  2. pp. 154-155
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  1. The Theses of Martin Luther
  2. pp. 156-157
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  1. Evangelization of the New World
  2. pp. 158-159
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  1. The Sack οf Rome
  2. pp. 160-161
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  1. The Crowning οf Charles V
  2. pp. 162-163
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  1. The Apostle οf the Indians
  2. pp. 164-165
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  1. England in Schism
  2. pp. 166-167
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  1. Protestant Intolerance
  2. pp. 168-169
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  1. The Thomas More Affair
  2. pp. 170-171
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  1. “Perinde Ac Cadaver”
  2. pp. 172-173
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  1. The Council of Trent
  2. pp. 174-175
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  1. The Reformation’s Theoretician
  2. pp. 176-177
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  1. The Voyages of Francis Xavier
  2. pp. 178-179
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  1. The Miracle of Lepanto
  2. pp. 180-181
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  1. The Saint Bartholomew Massacre
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  1. The Third Rome
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  1. Catholics against Catholics in France
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  1. The Defeat of the Armada
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  1. “Paris Is Worth a Mass”
  2. pp. 190-191
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  1. The Counter-Reformation
  2. pp. 192-193
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  1. Peace Revisted
  2. pp. 194-195
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  1. The Siege of La Rochelle
  2. pp. 196-197
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  1. The Trial of Galileo
  2. pp. 198-199
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  1. Martyrs of the New World
  2. pp. 200-201
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  1. Martyr of the Rising Sun
  2. pp. 202-203
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  1. The Mystery of Grace
  2. pp. 204-205
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  1. The Eagle of Meaux
  2. pp. 206-207
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  1. From Upheavals to Concordats
  2. pp. 208-209
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  1. Mounting Criticism
  2. pp. 210-211
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  1. The East Stirs
  2. pp. 212-213
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  1. The Way of Compromise
  2. pp. 214-215
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  1. Globalization
  2. pp. 216-217
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  1. Pius IX’s Great Turnabout
  2. pp. 218-219
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  1. Bound for Africa
  2. pp. 220-221
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  1. The Greatest Persecution
  2. pp. 222-224
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  1. Photo Credits
  2. pp. 225-226
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  1. Back Cover
  2. pp. bc-bc
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780820705750
Related ISBN
9780820704371
MARC Record
OCLC
830023692
Pages
236
Launched on MUSE
2012-07-18
Language
English
Open Access
No
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