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BASILICA

The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's

By R. A. Scotti

Narrated by Josephine Bailey

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Publication Date: 07/14/2006 Running Time: 8 hrs 30 min
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Synopsis

In this swift, colorful narrative, R. A. Scotti brings to life the artists and the popes, the politics and the passions behind the audacious building of St. Peter's Basilica during the 14th and 15th centuries. Scotti turns sacred architecture into a spellbinding human epic of enormous daring, petty jealousy, and staggering genius.

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Summary

It was the splendor—and the scandal—of the age. In 1506, the ferociously ambitious Renaissance Pope Julius II tore down the most sacred shrine in Europe—the millennium-old St. Peter's Basilica built by the Emperor Constantine over the apostle's grave—to build a better basilica. Construction of the new St. Peter's spanned two centuries, embroiled twenty-seven popes, and consumed the genius of the greatest artists of the age—Michaelangelo, Bramante, Raphael, and Bernini. The cost of building the new cathedral was costly in more than just monetary terms—the new basilica provoked the Protestant Reformation, dividing the Christian world for all time.

In this swift, colorful narrative, R. A. Scotti brings to life the artists and the popes, the politics and the passions behind this audacious enterprise. Scotti turns sacred architecture into a spellbinding human epic of enormous daring, petty jealousy, and staggering genius.


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