Basilica : The Splendor And The Scandal : Building St.Peter’s by R A Scotti
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In this captivating exploration of religious and artistic history, author R. A. Scotti takes readers on a mesmerizing journey through one of the most significant periods of human civilization: the construction of St. Peter’s Basilica. Initiated by the ambitiously determined Pope Julius II in 1506, this colossal undertaking endured for two eventful centuries, challenging the creativity and skill of legendary Renaissance geniuses such as Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bramante, while simultaneously provoking the ire of Martin Luther.
By the time this architectural marvel reached completion, Shakespeare had penned his entire repertoire of plays, the Mayflower had successfully anchored in Plymouth, and Rome had ascended to the prestigious status of Europe’s revered spiritual hub, thanks to its awe-inspiring basilica. Immersed in a captivating tapestry of human triumphs and indulgence, Basilica stands as an extraordinary testament to the power of historical narration.