By 1565, there were no fewer than seven Venetian cardinals, one of the largest if not the largest national caucus. Quirini had seen that war was imminent. [Nuntiaturberichte aus Deutschland, I, p. 14] He later became a papal diplomat and met with Luther in Wittenberg in 1535, during the period of the Smalkaldic League, the Protestant alliance which warred against Charles V in 1546-47. The Jesuit Bellarmine and others wrote for the papacy in this pamphlet war. During the campaign leading up to the rout at the White Mountain, Thurn was constantly disputing with the Palatine Elector’s generals about who was in command. Later, Spalatin would go on to become Saxony’s chancellor or prime minister. Walter Friedensburg (ed. Later we find Spalatin unsuccessfully telling the hot-headed Luther to keep a low profile. After 1600, Venice passed laws that made it harder for the church to own Venetian land and dispose of it; this was followed by the arrest of two priests by the civil authorities. “I have long been aware that you are afflicted with a serious and most dangerous disease,” Pole wrote. The project included a plan for James to become the supreme commander of the Protestant world in a war against the pope. The relative toleration that Protestants found in Ferrara and Venice was short-lived and Protestantism was unable to find any sympathetic government in Italy. Geoffrey Parker, “The Thirty Years’ War” (London and New York, 1984). Bernini was the master of Baroque architecture in Rome ; … When Luther went to Heidelberg for a theological debate, Spalatin made sure he had an escort provided by Frederick. A holy father told Contarini that the way to salvation is “much broader than what many people think.” Contarini writes: “… I began to think to myself what that happiness [salvation] might be and what our condition is. This was made easier by going from a gold to a silver standard in 1562. Whence I conclude that every living man is a thing of utter vanity, and that we must justify ourselves through the righteousness of another, and that means of Christ: and when we join ourselves to him, his righteousness is made ours, nor must we rely on ourselves to the smallest degree, but must say: `From ourselves we received the answer of death. Let us consider first whether there was any way that the tidings of Contarini’s new stress on faith, developed during the Cambrai crisis, might have been transmitted to Germany. Dermot Fenlon, “Heresy and Obedience in Tridentine Italy: Cardinal Pole and the Counter Reformation” (Cambridge University Press, 1972). So at least we must suppose from the testimony of Cardinal Pole, writing nine or ten years later. Haile, p. 8]. Luther’s annotation: “This is false. Here Spalatin acted as Luther’s intercessor, especially after he became the confessor to the vacillating and indecisive Frederick in 1517-18. Delph, Ronald K., Michelle Fontaine, and John Martin. Julius Krebs, “Christian von Anhalt und die Kurpfaelzische Politik am Beginn des Dreissigjaehrigen Krieges” (Leipzig, 1872). The key to understanding the religious schisms and wars of sixteenth-century Europe, is irreconcilable opposition by Venice and Genoa's usurers to that principled conception of imago Dei which is the common feature of Philo's Mosaic Judaism and of Christianity. Here Frederick was able to convince Maximilian to allow Luther’s case to stay in Germany. Sarpi was a precursor of Bentham’s hedonistic calculus. This is similar to Luther’s starting point. Contarini was joined by Caraffa, Sadoleto, Pole, Giberti, Cortese of San Giorgio Maggiore, plus prelates from Salerno and Brindisi – an overwhelmingly Venetian commission. At one point, Pole was almost made Pope by imperial acclamation. Aldus apparently did not make the trip, but in December 1512, Frederick the Wise wrote to Aldus, and Spalatin prepared the Latin text. Pole was protected by Mary Tudor. The uzkok war, although apparently minor, was important because it brought a general European conflict perceptibly nearer. Start studying 04.04 The Reformation and Counter-Reformation. ), “Der Briefwechsel des Conradus Mutianus” in “Geschichtsquellen der Provinz Sachsen” (Halle, 1890). These major objectives are emphasized in much of Counter-Reformatory literature, particularly women’s acquisition of strong religious morals aimed at preserving chastity until matrimony as well as the pursuit of the practical skills of “preserving” and managing their husbands’ property and wealth. He forwarded this to London where it was marked in the margin “The Project of Venice, 1608” by Robert Cecil. An honest attempt at reform would have based itself explicitly on these proposals. [Irmgard Hoess, George Spalatin (Weimar, 1956)]. See more. Earlier Pole had been considered a candidate to marry Mary, but now he was a cardinal and papal legate. According to another account, Spalatin wrote to an unnamed “Venetian merchant” at this time: “I am returning herewith the relics as well as the crucifix, in hopes you will sell them as advantageously as possible, for in Venice they probably cost more and are valued more highly than here. They were considering the interests of his subjects more than his, and seemed to think princes bound by the same principles as private persons were. [“Scelte Lettere Inedite di Fra Paolo Sarpi,” Capolago, Canton Ticino: Tipografia e Libreria Elvetica, 1833, pp. Thurn’s parents had become Protestants, but he entered the imperial army and fought during a campaign against the Ottoman Empire. Virgins of Venice: Broken Vows and Cloistered Lives in the Renaissance Convent. As it turned out, Pole died a few hours after Mary. Spain made peace with France in 1598, with England in 1604, and, after decades of warfare, began to negotiate with the Dutch. Several theologians harkened back to the early days of Christianity and questioned their spirituality. As for Pole, he is important because of his later role in England. The grand design Sarpi peddled to Protestants called for an apocalyptic war between Catholics and Protestants with the latter led by James I and the Dutch United Provinces. Venice had a fickle foreign policy, but “Venice was the natural ally of every anti-Habsburg government […] Her ecclesiastical policy, too, brought Venice into conflict with the counter-Reformation tendencies of the Habsburg and the Curia” [i] and so it was almost always an ally or neutral with England and northern Europe. Perhaps because of his kinship with the Ernestine branch of the Saxon ruling line, he had a standing commission from Frederick the Wise to purchase books and relics for the Elector’s outstanding collections. Without Nicolaus and Aeneas Silvius, there would have been no Europe and no church by 1500; Venice opposed both through the Morosini agent Gregory von Heimburg [Gilbert, 191]. Carl J. Friedrich, “The Age of the Baroque” (New York, 1952). “You must warn the Pope not to drive us into despair,” he told the papal nuncio, “because we would then act like desperate men!” Sir Henry Wotton took this literally, and included in his alliance proposals plans to get Venice to go Protestant. The first is the worst, because from it we know what we would like to be, not what is. In 1541, Contarini was the papal representative along with Morone at the discussions among Catholics and Protestants in Regensburg, where he proposed a compromise solution on the key issue of justification; on the one hand recognizing a justitia imputata to satisfy the Lutherans, while retaining some role for the justitia inhaerens. During one ballot, Pole came within a single vote of a two-thirds majority and thus of Peter’s chair. Antonio Socci and Tommaso Ricci, “Luther: Manichean Delirium,” in “30 Days,” 1992, II, pp. “Dictionary of National Biography” (London, 1921). The Crucial Issue Now, focus more on the crucial issue. The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). From which it results without doubt that whatever the pope wants is also sanctioned by law. Shipbuilding in the arsenal diminished. The item Venice and the defense of republican liberty : Renaissance values in the age of the Counter Reformation, by William J. Bouwsma, (electronic resource) represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in University of San Diego Libraries. Several varied currents of thought were active, bu… He was assisted by Priuli, the Venetian banker. Pp. ), “Nuntiaturen des Vergerio 1533-1536,” volume 1 of “Nuntiaturberichte aus Deutschland 1533-1559” (Gotha, 1892; Frankfurt 1968). Women of 16th Century Venice. Paul III had studied with the humanist Pomponius Laetus. If it was truly a Counter Reformation, then it must have been called forth or at least greatly influenced by the Protestant Reformation. The Protestant Reformation andthe Catholic CounterReformation Henry VIII England Description . The elite was largely secular and the humanist class of scholars was more interested in the classics than the bible. The Protestant Union was organized by Prince Christian of Anhalt, the senior advisor to the Elector Palatine. Furthermore, Venice’s widely diverse population cultivated a broader-minded and more tolerant society that granted women alternate means of establishing themselves. Felix Gilbert, “The Pope, His Banker, and Venice” (Cambridge, Mass., 1980). Giorgi is reputed to have contributed mightily to the initiation of a school of Venetian pseudo- Platonic mysticism in England. In any case, Henry’s death increased the tensions among the German Protestant leaders, since they had now been deprived of their protector. Contarini died in 1542. A painting by Palma Giovane in the Doge’s palace depicts Doge Loredan and the lion of St. Mark fighting Europa, who rides a bull and carries a shield embossed with the arms of the member states of the league. This is the origin of all Augustine’s errors.” [see Socci and Ricci, and Theobald Beer.] He was able to make it effective in the Italian cities that had harbored unorthodox views, especially Venice. They soon struck terror in me who heard them. Writing to Christoph von Dohna on 29 September 1608, Sarpi complained, “The King of France has written that Venice is in favor of religion, and he has played a very bad role.” “How did it happen that that great principle was put to sleep?” he wrote to another correspondent that summer, referring to the French mediation of the Interdict crisis; “That is also the reason why it is impossible to incite others.” [Cozzi, p. 259]. formed These organizations challenged theteachings of the Catholic Church This challengefrom the outside led to reforms within the Catholicchurch This movement is known as the Counter Reformation. Giustinian and Quirini became the advance guard of the Catholic reformation, shaking up the Camaldolese order and later sending the first Catholic reform manifesto, “Pamphlet to Leo X” to the Lateran Council. Roberto Bellarmino, Italian, professor of theology and was the greatest Catholic apo… Cavendish may have introduced Bacon to Hobbes, who soon became a couple. Pole was close to the Venetian banker Alvise Priuli. H.G. In his response, Erasmus warned that those handling Luther’s case on behalf of the Roman curia were in effect acting as provocateurs, seeking to exploit the Luther issue in order to suppress humanistic learning. The former Calvinist King Henry IV of France might be won for such a league, some thought. If Europe could unite against Venice, what could Venice do to divide and rend Europe so thoroughly that it would tear itself to pieces for more than a century? Reginald Pole, “Pole’s Defense of the Unity of the Church ,” ed. Many ideas common to this group were expressed in a tract called the Beneficio di Cristo, and were popular among Benedictines. 104-06], Finally, let us look at Frederick V the Elector Palatine himself. By Diana Robin. These works depicted the lives of female saints and virtuous women in an effort to inspire women to imitate them. Contarini, whose family will be at the center of our story, harangued the Senate on Venetian immorality: “Nunneries served the sexual needs of the rich and powerful. Italians went to mass and took part in religious festivals. What is called the Catholic Reformation or Counter- Reformation is said to begin with the pontificate of Paul III Farnese. This began a correspondence, of which 400 of Luther’s letters to Spalatin, but only a few of Spalatin’s to Luther, have survived. Catherine is 42 andwill have no more Message Wanted divorce butagainst Church law. But the entry of the new great powers into Italy also prepared the greatest shock in Venetian history: the War of the League of Cambrai. It provides a snapshot of the situation with four pertinent case studies representing the broad spectrum of Venice's churches. That successor would be Elizabeth, under the dominant influence of Cecil, who had early gone over to the opposition to Bloody Mary Tudor. Especially the Spanish truce with the Dutch was viewed with alarm by the Venetians, since this would free up veteran Spanish troops who could be used in a war against Venice. Paolo Veronese, Feast in the House of Levi, 1573, oil on canvas, 18 feet 3 inches x 42 feet, Accademia, Venice Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker If you're seeing this message, it means we're having trouble loading external resources on our website. Venice’s cosmopolitan, fun-loving and dynamic atmosphere is largely dependent on the Venetian women who lent their beauty, charm, elegance, and sex appeal to honor the city. Bacon’s ideas about inductive method were taken from the “Arte di ben pensare” and other Sarpi writings. Catholic Church - Wikipedia As part of the Counter-Reformation, in 1563 the Council of Trent decreed that a Roman Catholic marriage would be recognized only if the marriage ceremony was officiated by a priest with two witnesses. The first step was to organize Germany into two armed camps, similar to the pre-1914 or post-1945 European military blocs. To put them in perspective, let us jump from Gasparo Contarini in Venice in 1511 to Martin Luther in the tower of his Wittenberg monastery in the years 1513-1514, the years of Luther’s so-called “Thurmerlbenis” or experience in the tower, generally regarded as the starting point of the Protestant reformation. The future Winter King, a Calvinist, had married Elizabeth, the daughter of King James I of England, and the English presence at the Palatine court in Heidelberg was associated with the same sorts of cultist kookery we have observed in the cases of Zorzi and Bacon. I would like to return to some of these themes today in order to explore them in greater detail. 271-78] Since Pole could easily have assumed the role of Plantagenet pretender, Henry had to take this very seriously, which added to his mental imbalance. Giorgi assured Henry VIII that the Biblical text applicable to his situation was Leviticus 18:16, in which marriage between a man and his brother’s wife was forbidden. Counterreformation definition, a reformation opposed to or counteracting a previous reformation. The Venetians were driven back to their lagoon; their destruction was imminent. 3. R.R. Aurelius Augustinus, “The Teacher, Thre Free Choice of the Will, Grace and Free Will,” trans. [Carl J. Friedrichs, p. 151]. As regards satisfaction for sins committed, and into which human weakness falls, His passion is sufficient and more than sufficient. Academic accounts of the Thirty Years’ War often stress the conflict over the succession in Juelich-Cleves (around Duesseldorf) after 1609, which embroiled the Dutch and the Protestants against the imperial Catholics. The uzkoks, through their depredations and through the cost of measures undertaken against them, were depleting the Venetian treasury. ICLC Conference, 6 September 1992; appeared in New Federalist, April, 1993. by Robert P. Russell (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1968). The growing discredit of the Roman church, which was more worried about its material enrichment than the direction of the faithful, helped the reform of Martin Luther take importance.. Then Marcellus II Cervini died after a month in office, and was succeeded with Venetian help by Caraffa, who took the name of Paul IV. Felix Gilbert, “Religion and Politics in the Thought of Gasparo Contarini,” in “History: Choice and Commitment” (Cambridge, Mass., 1977). The morals and the beliefs of the population were very much influenced by the Catholic Church.This is remarkable given the corruption and the dec… In 1512, during the Cambrai war, Mutianus and Spalatin received a report that Aldus was on his way to Germany with a cargo of precious Greek and Latin manuscripts; Spalatin wrote to Aldus on March 25, 1512, proposing that Aldus meet with Frederick the Wise for a major book purchase. This place where the world meets. Mary was wed to Philip II of Spain, creating the possibility of an Anglo-Spanish rapprochement that was highly unacceptable to Venice. The Reformation already hit but *Reformed* hasn't appeared yet, which meant me spending 15 years not doing anything but filling out the Humanist group. As after 1200 there had been talk of moving the capital, perhaps to Constantinople, so now plans began to hatch that would facilitate a metastasis of the Venetian cancer towards the Atlantic world. Franz Dittrich, “Gasparo Contarini 1483-1542” (Nieuwkoop, 1972). The death of Gustavus Adolphus some years later closed the books on Frederick V’s hopes of being restored in the Palatinate. It is evident that family fondi that had been invested in the monti [loans] were being transferred elsewhere as flight capital: One destination was certainly the Amsterdam Bank, which was founded at about this time. But once when in this tower I was meditating on those words, `the just lives by faith,’ `justice of God,’ I soon had the thought whether we ought to live justified by faith, and God’s justice ought to be the salvation of every believer, and soon my soul was revived. The growing discredit of the Roman church, which was more worried about its material enrichment than the direction of the faithful, helped the reform of Martin Luther take importance. During the early 1530s, Contarini began meeting with a group of patricians who represented the heart of the Italian evangelical or crypto-Protestant movement, and who would launch the Reformation inside the Roman Catholic Church during the pontificate of Paul III Farnese. On the diplomatic plane, it cemented or occasioned alliances that favored aggression.” [ Parker, pp. Writing on October 19, 1521 to Georg Spalatin, the Elector’s counselor, he stated that he had met Pier Paolo [Vergerio], a gifted youth who ranked high among the students of law at Padova [Padua] and was well trained in the humanities. The Catholic Reformation is also referred to frequently as the Counter Reformation. Women, Sex, and Marriage in Early Modern Venice is the first study to investigate systematically the moral policies of both Church and State in the age of Counter-Reformation confessionalisation in Venice. Sarpi was soon aware of what had happened. The Beneficio had been written by a Benedictine (Benedetto Fontanino) using Calvin’s “Institutes of the Christian Religion” of 1539. Pier Paolo Vergerio of Capodistria attended the University of Padova and married Diana Contarini of the Contarini family in 1526. See the published and unpublished works of Al and Rachel Douglas, Graham Lowry, David Cherry, and Pietro Cicconi. Gradually Spalatin became something like a junior minister, responsible for educational and religious affairs. [De Mas, p. 156] Fulgenzio Micanzio was literary agent for Bacon in Venice, arranging for the translation and publication of his writings. In 1590, there was a serious famine, and food supplies did not return to normal until 1594. 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