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Pii Secundi Pontificis Maximi  Commentarii
                             

"the first writer who attempted to represent
the present as it would look to posterity,
who consciously applied a scientific
conception of history to the explanation
and arrangement of passing events."
(
CREIGHTON, History of the Papacy,
III (new ed., New York, 1903), 202-358)

Some texts with Dutch translation
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Pius becommentarieert belangrijke gebeurtenissen
van zijn tijd en zijn aandeel daarin.
(Pius tells us of important events
in his time and how he plays his part in it)

 

Praefatio (Latin and Dutch translation) pdf
Herkomst van de Piccolomini Comm. I, 1  
Enea naar Engeland en Schotland Comm. I, 4  
Enea ontvangt Eleonore van Portugal Comm. I, 22  
Enea tot kardinaal benoemd Comm., I, 33  
Enea Silvio Piccolomini elected pope
Read a "blog" on this conclave
Comm. I, 36

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After the election Comm. I, 37  
Pius reorganiseert de Curie Comm.II, 6  
Pius vertrekt naar Mantua Comm. II, 10  
Pius bezoekt Corsignano Comm. II, 20  
Francesco Sforza, portret Comm. III, 15
Het incestueuze huwelijk van de graaf van Armagnac Comm. IV, 19-21  
De anarchisten Tiburzio en Valeriano Maso te Rome Comm. IV, 28
Pius reist vanuit Tivoli langs Subiaco en andere plaatsen terug naar Rome Comm. VI, 20, 21, 23
Queen Charlotte of Cyprus asks in Rome the help of Pius Comm. VII, 7  
Ontdekking van aluin in Toscane; profijt voor de Kerk Comm. VII, 12
The head of Apostle Andreas to Italy Comm.VIII, 1  
The head of Apostle Andreas in Rome Comm. VIII,2  
Corpus Christi te Viterbo Comm. VIII, 8-9  
route processie Viterbo Viterbo processie
Roeiwedstrijd op het Lago di Bolsena Comm. VIII, 10  
Description of Mount Amiata Comm.IX, 1-4  
Pius' description of Pienza Comm. IX, 23-26  
Read  the article of Jan Pieper on Pienza htm  
Pius bezoekt het Lago Albano Comm. XI, 22  
Pius' little dog Comm. XI, 24  
Speech by Pius II for a crusade against the Turcs htm  
Campano: on the life and "res gestae" of Pius II htm  
Pius visits  Ostia Antiqua Comm. XI, 19  
Pius visits Alba Comm, XI, 22  
De schandelijke levensstijl van de kardinaal van Arras Comm. XII, 36

 

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Enea Silvio Piccolomi
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Enea Silvio Piccolomini (later Pius II)
als briefschrijver. Enige brieven uit
zijn correspondentie met familie en vrienden
en belangrijke personen.
(E.S.P. as a writer of letters. Some of his letters
to his family and friends and important persons)

 

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