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Author O'Grady, Desmond, 1929-

Title Rome reshaped : jubilees 1300-2000 / Desmond O'Grady.

Published New York : Continuum, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  263.9 OGRA    AVAILABLE
Physical description 216 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Notes Includes index.
Contents Ecce Roma! -- To Be a Pilgrim 5 -- A Religious Theme Park? 14 -- Reading Rome 19 -- Reshaping Rome 36 -- Jubilees 1300-2000 -- Crusades and Indulgences 45 -- City of Pardon 59 -- A Flood of Dirty Barbarians 66 -- A Petrarchan Pope 75 -- Orbis in Urbe 79 -- Jubilee or Council? 84 -- Scrimmage at the Holy Door 88 -- Incense and Burning Flesh 94 -- No Ordinary Pope 99 -- Innocent but for Olimpia 103 -- Special Effects 107 -- A Golden Autumn 111 -- Higgledy-Piggledy to the Grand Paw-Waw 121 -- Miserere, Miserere 131 -- Building on Ruins 140 -- Visiting the Prisoner 145 -- Big Picture 154 -- A Roman Triumph 162 -- Converting the Jubilee 169 -- Jubilee 2000 -- A Wider Door 177 -- A Year-Long Sabbath 189 -- Martyrs for a Good Cause 193 -- One Trip Too Many? 200 -- Reigning Popes during Jubilees: 1300-1975 207 -- Major Pilgrim Routes to Rome 208 -- Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome 209.
Summary "Desmond O'Grady has written a history of Rome and the papacy seen through the grid of the twenty-five Jubilees that have occurred since the practice was initiated seven hundred years ago. During each Jubilee Year the Holy See has asserted its centrality, its universal relevance, and responded to various challenges: the Islamic threat, the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the loss of the Papal States. The story of the Jubilees is told by means of the following coordinates; the state of the city and of the church at the time, the most memorable episodes, and the reactions of the pilgrims, many of them kings, queens and emperors. These 'liminal', or threshold, moments find the church often at its best and its worst. The final chapter analyzes the announced goals and prospects for Jubilee 2000 and explains how the church hopes to ferry humankind into the third millennium with a new sense of history as a meaningful journey."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Holy Year -- History.
ISBN 082641205X (hc.)