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Posted by Norman Housley in Cross and the Crescent: Crusading and the Contemporary World Blog on April 29, 2014
Seeing double: Pope John XXIII – Baldassare Cossa – For anyone familiar with the history of the fifteenth century, Sunday’s (27th April 2014) canonization of Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, or John XXIII, was somewhat surreal. For he was not the first pope to bear that name and number. Between 1410 and 1415 another Italian, Baldassare Cossa, […]
Posted by Norman Housley in Cross and the Crescent: Crusading and the Contemporary World Blog on April 10, 2014
The perils of performance management in fifteenth-century Germany The Council of Constance (1414-18) is famous for bringing the Great Schism to an end and for burning the Czech reformer Jan Hus, precipitating the series of Hussite crusades (1420-31). But the council also called for the reform of Catholic Europe’s plethora of religious orders, and in […]
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