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Cultures of secrecy in pre-modern papal elections

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This chapter focuses on the theme of secrecy – an important subject for inquiry in its own right. It looks at how political and theological factors interacted to shape attitudes to secrecy in various forms over an extended period. The chapter shows how the evolving culture of secrecy reflected the strange hybrid constitution that gave rise to it: an elective monarchy with elements drawn from contemporary ideas about princes, older ecclesiastical strata and even the political practices of the ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Cultures of Voting in Pre-Modern Europe Journal website
Pages:
94-112
Host title:
Cultures of Voting in Pre-Modern Europe
Publication date:
2018-01-02
Acceptance date:
2016-04-25
Source identifiers:
622339
ISBN:
9781351255042
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pubs:622339
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uuid:aecf0c25-c0a5-487e-aff1-45f6194fe212
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pubs:622339
Deposit date:
2016-05-14

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