The Church in Italy in the Fifteenth Century: The Birkbeck Lectures, 1971.
Cambridge University Press, 1977. First edition. Very good octavo hardcover in very good dust jacket. Some light wear and rubbing to the edges of the boards with bumping to the head and heel of the spine. Dj has wear and rubbing along the edges with scuffing to the covers including a smudge on the back panel. Edges of the pages and of the dj are lightly browned. Some writing in ink on the rear free endpaper. Only a couple of instances of pencil underlining in text. 184 pages with 4 appendices, endnotes, references, and index. This work examines organization of the Italisn church, the rise of an Italian papacy after the Great Schism, relations between the clergy and laity, reform and the church in the fifteenth century, and the impact of the Renaissance on the clergy. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Hardcover (Item ID: 13171)