Nicholas V


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Nicholas V

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(Biography) original name Tommaso Parentucelli. 1397–1455, Italian ecclesiastic; pope (1447–55). He helped to found the Vatican Library
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Noun1.Nicholas V - Italian pope from 1447 to 1455 who founded the Vatican library (1397-1455)
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The work was intended as a defense of Manetti's translation of the Psalms, which he hoped would serve as part of the centerpiece of Pope Nicholas V's efforts to emulate Ptolemy's library in Alexandria by replacing the Septuagint with a new, authorized translation of the entire Hebrew Bible.
The texts are his tract De secularibus et pontificalibus pompis, which describes the reconsecration of the Florence Cathedral in 1436, and selections from De gestis Nicolai Quinti Summi Pontificis, a biography of the humanist Pope Nicholas V (1447-55).
In Building the Kingdom, two accomplished scholars examine Giannozzo Manetti's De secularibus et pontificalibus pompis (a description of the consecration of Florence Cathedral in 1436) and book two of Manetti's Life of Nicholas V. They have prepared a critical edition and translation whose insightful commentary and attentive annotation offer an exceptionally complete view of the texts within their cultural and historical contexts.