Pius IV and the Fall of The Carafa

Nepotism and Papal Authority in Counter-Reformation Rome
Author(s): 
Pattenden, Miles
ISBN: 
9780199670628
Date published: 
March 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00

Reconstructs the events surrounding the prosecution of Pope Paul IV's nephews by his successor Pius IV and the impact this had on Counter-Reformation Rome. Offers a substantial reappraisal of how contemporaries viewed the ideas of nepotism and papal authority and demonstrates Pius' importance in shaping their development.