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  • Malebolge : 10 Pouches Of Evil In Dante And Dante

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    In Canto 18, Dante and Virgil enter into the eighth circle of the fraudulent. This is the place in hell known as Malebolge which contains 10 “pouches of evil (line 2).” The sinners at the bottom of the first ditch are all nude, running in different directions. At each end, “ horned devils” whip the sinners backs. Amongst the crowd Dante recognizes Venedico Caccianemico and wonders how he ended up in here. Venedico admits that he forced his sister Ghisolabella to “ the bed of the Marchese (line 56)

  • Giovanni Di Bicci De Medici Essay

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    Giovanni’s friendship with Baldassare Cossa. Cardinal Cossa deserted his allegiance to Pope Gregory XII during the Western Schism and convened the Council of Pisa. His main objective was to end the schism. They tried deposing of Pope Gregory XII and Antipope Benedict XIII by electing another Pope, Pope Alexander V in 1409. Gregory and Benedict ignored this decision, so now there were three popes. Pope Alexander V died soon after which made way for Baldassare himself. Baldassare Cossa was consecrated

  • What Are Pope St Gregory Vii's Accomplishments

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    were: simony which was the buying of something spiritual, clerical marriage (religious people getting married), and lay investiture which was when a high ranking person appointed bishops and demanded their loyalty. A king could easily appoint an antipope, or a pope of his liking, instead of having the Church cautiously decide who becomes the new

  • The Causes Of The Protestant Reformation

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    The Protestant Reformation truly changed the world, but it didn’t just happen in one short revolution. There were many factors and events that contributed to the Protestant Reformation. Among these events, there were two “Great Schisms” that lent themselves to the reformation. The first occurred in 1054, and dealt with the splitting of the eastern orthodox catholic church, and the roman catholic church. This precursor event lead to the second, and more relevant Great Schism of 1378, where multiple

  • Donatello And David Donatello

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    Donatello was the greatest Italian sculptor before Michelangelo and was the most influential artist of the 15th century in Italy. Donatello was born in Florence, in 1386, and was recognized by populars sculptors and quickly learned the gothic style. By 1408, Donatello was working to the cathedral and there, he completed a life-size marble sculpture named David.The sculpture was in the Gothic style, and was placed in Palazzo Vecchio (the town hall) as a symbol of the challenge of authority to the

  • Corrupt Pope Corrupts

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    In the same way we see another corrupt pope having the same problem when pope John XXIII quoted: “Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways, women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one.” Just in saying that shows you how easily persuade and corruptible he was. Woman weren't his only downfall being pope, but other corrupted sins such as: Simony. It started when Pope John wanted a third occupation after advancing in his military position and then getting his doctorate being

  • Cathar Heresy

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    The ideological impetus behind this mechanism, specifically the push to centralize and regiment the prosecutorial process, derived from the reformist popes fighting to establish papal supremacy. To be clear, the papal reform movement did not start the process of persecuting heresy; some of Christianity’s first leaders, such as the second-century bishop Irenaeus of Lyons, wrote about heresy and how to combat it. Furthermore, prosecutorial episodes occurred before the election of the first reformist

  • Causes Of The Black Death In Europe

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    The fourteenth and fifteenth centuries were a particularly dreadful time in Europe. The fourteenth century was so bad it is regularly referred to as the calamitous century. During this timeframe the Hundred Years War between France and England occurred. Additionally, there were major upheavals in the power and structure of the Catholic Church. Finally, the Black Death wiped out an estimated one-third of the population of Western Europe. This Black Death or Bubonic Plague was the primary cause of

  • The Protestant Reformation And The Reformation

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    In 1527, King Henry VIII of England filed for divorce from his wife, Catherine. As insignificant as this event may seem, it actually marked the beginning of a religious and political reform from the corrupted Roman Catholic Church: the English Reformation. The English Reformation wasn’t the only movement that led to the separation from the Catholic Church, though. The Protestant Reformation, starting only ten years before the English Reformation did, first recognized the corruption of the Catholic

  • Compare And Contrast The Renaissance And Donato Di Betto Bardi

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    Gabriel Weaver Mrs. Boone/Mrs. Tighe Ela/Social Studies 21 April 2016 The Renaissance The Renaissance started in the 1300s and ended in the 1600s we could not find the actual date but that is what we have now. It began in Northern Italy about 1350 right after the Black Death had ravaged the country, killing from a third to half the population. The word Renaissance means rebirth. The word renaissance came from the french. Renaissance ideas that developed in Italy gradually spread to western and