Rome, the Renaissance & Counter Reformation

Rome, the Renaissance & Counter Reformation

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The Protestant reform caused Pope Paul III (1534 – 1549, Alessandro Farnese) to summon the council of Trent (1545-1563) and initiate Rome’s Counter-Reformation drive. The Holy Inquisition which had begun in Spain was extended to other countries. The effects of the Counter-Reformation were far broader: It aimed to shape the relationship between church, common people and even politics. It influenced the structure of the church, , architecture, art, literature and education.

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