St Joseph, St Peter, Jean Gerson and the Guelphs

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleSt Joseph, St Peter, Jean Gerson and the Guelphs Author(S)CAROL M. RICHARDSON (Author)
Abstract  The representation of St Joseph in Renaissance art has attracted scholarly attention in recent years, but not that of St Peter. Considering his prevalence in late antique and medieval art, Peter's artistic representation in the early modern period is remarkably rare. This article finds that the two saints were inextricably linked, particularly after the period of councils in the first half of the fifteenth century. It examines the significance of their conflation through the writings of Jean Gerson at the Council of Constance when the role and nature of a single pope to replace the three of the Great Schism was being debated. ...Paginationp 243-268
SubjectEurope -- HistoryDescriptorsRenaissance
Journal TitleRenaissance studies: Journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies  
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