The Invention of Papal History : Onofrio Panvinio between Renaissance and Catholic Reform. / Bauer, Stefan.

Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019. 288 p. (Oxford-Warburg Studies).

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Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019. 288 p. (Oxford-Warburg Studies).

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Bauer, Stefan. / The Invention of Papal History : Onofrio Panvinio between Renaissance and Catholic Reform. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019. 288 p. (Oxford-Warburg Studies).

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