LUDWIG VON PASTOR'S
HISTORY OF THE POPES FROM THE CLOSE OF THE MIDDLE AGES
VOLUMES XXV & XXVI
The Conclaves in the Spring of 1605.
Leo XI and Paul V.
Antecedents, Character and Environment
of Paul V.
Paul V as Ruler of the Papal States.
Ecclesiastico-Political Struggle with
Venice and Proclamation of the Interdict.
Sarpi’s Political Theories and his Attempts to Protestantize Venice.
Paul V’s Reforming Activity within the
Church. Suspension of the Thomist and Molinist Controversy. Canonizations.
Paul V Fosters the Religious Orders.
Galileo and the Roman Inquisition. Nomination of Cardinals.
Spread of Christianity in Missionary
Paul V’s Efforts for the Pacification
of Western Europe and Italy. Religious Conditions in Switzerland and
Disturbances in the Grisons.
Catholic Reform and Restoration in France—Bérulle and
his Oratory—The Ursulines and the Visitation —Francis de Sales and Frances de
Chantal—Revival of Catholicism in the Spanish Netherlands.
Gunpowder Plot and the Oath of Allegiance.—Paul V. and
James I’s Plans for a Spanish Marriage.
and Poland—The End of the False Demetrius— Catholic Restoration under Sigismund
III, King of Poland—The Union of the Ruthenians.
of Paul V with the Emperors Rudolph II, Matthias and Ferdinand II—Good
Results of the Catholic Restoration in Germany—The Bohemian Revolution and the
Beginning of the Thirty Years War.
Paul V as a Patron of the Arts—Completion of St.
Peter’s—The Pauline Chapel in S. Maria Maggiore—The Palace of the
Quirinal—Streets and Fountains—The Borghese Palace and Villa —Transformation of
the Eternal City.