Oration -Cum bellum hodie- of Pope Pius II 26 September 1459, Mantua. Edited and translated by Michael von Cotta-Schönberg. Preliminary edition, 3rd version. Orations of Enea Silvio Piccolomini - Pope Pius II; 45 Reportar como inadecuado




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Abstract : Soon after his election as pope, in August 1458, Pius II announced that one of his highest priorities, or indeed the highest, would be the war against the Turks for which he had been working tirelessly since the Fall of Constantinople in 1453. His first initiative in this regard was to summon the Christian princes and peoples to a Congress in Mantua to discuss and organize a crusade against the Turks. Formally, the Congress opened on 1 June 1459, but at that time very few delegates had arrived in Mantua. Over the summer, however, more and more arrived, and on 26 September the first full meeting of the Congress was held. After a mass in the cathedral, the pope delivered the oration, Cum bellum hodie, one of his most famous orations which later circulated widely in Europe. In the oration, the pope spoke on the justice, the feasibility, and the rewards of a war against the Turks. The audience was enthralled by his fervour and eloquence, but remained skeptical concerning the military capacity of the Europeans vis-a-vis the Turks. After the oration and a further oration by Cardinal Bessarion, the delegates formally agreed to the pope’s proposal for a crusade against the Turks, but in reality very few believed in the venture and later developments showed that they would not actually support it.

Keywords : Enea Silvio Piccolomini Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini Æneas Silvius Piccolomini Pope Pius II Renaissance orations 15th century Crusade against the Turks Renaissance oratory Turks Congress of Mantua Islam vs. Christianity Divinity of Christ Renaissance rhetorics Life in Heaven 1459





Autor: Michael Cotta-Schønberg -

Fuente: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/



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