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Renaissance Papacy and Rebuilding St. Peter's Basilica
Renaissance Papacy (does nothing to save itself)
15th and 16th century popes are more worldy
1492-1503. Borgia family. forced Cesare to make own state. Alex reps everything bad about papacy.
Guicciardini's quote about Alexander VI
"More evil and more lucky than any other pope for many ages before."
Medici family. wanted to help rebuild st. peter's basilica. wanted legacy to be art culture. patron of art. Leo was running out of money even after receiving money
Tetzel and HRE
created indulgences (bad use of it). shows spiritual corruption. promised salvation through indulgences. pay $