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The visual culture of Catholic Enlightenment

Title
The visual culture of Catholic Enlightenment / Christopher M. S. Johns.
ISBN
9780271062082
0271062088
Publication
University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2015]
Physical Description
xxi, 413 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Summary
"Investigates the response of the Roman Catholic Church to European Enlightenment critiques of revealed religion and clerical governance through the lens of its art, architecture, urbanism, and material culture"--Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
February 06, 2015
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-387) and index.
Contents
Introduction : Rome and the Catholic Enlightenment in historical context
Ecclesiastical reform and the European public : Italian Jansenism and the Catholic Enlightenment
Sanctity and social utility : making saints in the era of Catholic Enlightenment
The papacy and the patrimony I : Corsini cultural initiatives on the Capitoline Hill
The papacy and the patrimony II : the expansion of the Capitoline museums under Benedict XIV and Clement XIII
Enlightened administration and polite conversation : Clement XII and Benedict XIV on the Quirinal Hill
Roman spaces of Catholic Enlightenment : sacred sites and institutions of social utility
Popes, episcopacy, and the "good bishop" of Catholic Enlightenment
Epilogue : two Portuguese earthquakes and the end of Catholic Enlightenment.
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